Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jingle Belles 20

This week's challenge was to create a card featuring Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, or Father Christmas, or Sinter Klaas, or Pere Noel, or Kanakaloka, or Babbo Natale, or Swiety Mikolaj - well they're all here.  He may be known by many other names but we all know what he represents benevolence. 

I have only a couple Santa images, but this simple one was in the dollar bin at Mike's a couple of Christmas' ago and he's taken up residence in the stamp castle.  Thought it was time to pull him out and get my money's worth. 

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the Santa's to look like a snowflake, but upon thinking, snowflakes are six-sided so this must be some crazy kind of Christmas Flower.   Anyway,  I stamped him in Basic Gray ink and then used my markers to color him.  His cheeks are highlighted with blush which I hope won't fade out too much.  We shall see in December!

This is a bigger card than I normally do - wound up to be 6x6 so I needed to use a piece of bristol board for the base.  The red and green trims are from the Sizzix die that makes all those trims - can't remember the name right now.  The buttons are strung with some red cotton twine.  It needed a little more dimension so I added those white pompoms on the hats and the red corduroy button in the center for punch.

Here's a close up!

Now hurry over with me to catch the other Santa's on the Jingle Belles blog - I'm cutting it real close to the deadline this week!


  1. OH.

    are you sayin' that is NOT one stamp with 8 santas arranged in a circle, but the same SMALL santa positioned and stamped *PERFECTLY* eight times??!?! HOLY MOLY! how didja even DO THAT??!?!?! on a WHITE background, too!!! i could no more do that than i could jump off a roof and FLY!!! holy mackeral, you are amazing!!!

    apart from the (seemingly impossible) mechanics of this, even when i thought it was one BIG stamp, i already thought what a gorgeously attractive card this was, with the pretty design and the sweet details like pom poms etc. but WOW, now i am EVEN MORE impressed!!!


  2. Oh my goodness....this is SUCH a fun card! Someone is going to be cheered by this come Christmastime!

  3. Oh my word ... this is pure Santa magic ... and those pom poms are the icing on the cake ... absolutely fabulous! ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

  4. I agree with Lauren, this is a brilliant job of stamping, not to mention the design! You should submit this card for publication ASAP. WOW!!!

  5. Congrats on your JB win! :D


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