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!