Hello, everyone! Are you all busy gearing up for the holidays? I know I have been making lists and checking them twice with the Christmas carols entertaining me in the background! There couldn't be a more perfect time to revisit an old holiday friend, our previously released stamp set, Believe.
I remember so clearly when I designed Believe in 2008. I have always let everyone know that drawing people is not one of my strongest suits, so completing a Santa set was especially gratifying back in the day! This jolly little fellow was designed with an opening between his arms to add your own accessories or any of the ones included in the stamp set! I've always had a special place in my heart for the fonts used in the sentiments as well!
I started by cutting a window in the cover of my kraft card base with our Mat Stack 3 die. I then stamped it with one of the flourishes from Embellishments using VersaMark ink. I also antiqued the edges a bit with Tea Dye Duo.
The santa image was stamped on Vintage Cream cardstock and colored with the Pure Poppy Copic Trio. I followed up with the colorless blender and a ruler to add a plaid pattern to his coat. The berry & leaves were colored and cut out, adhered with foam dimensionals for some pop. Don't you just love this little sentiment? It is the perfect thing to share my appreciation to my dearest friend during the holidays and so special compared to an ordinary "Merry Christmas" sentiment.
As a special little touch, I stamped the santa image onto Vintage Cream felt and cut out the beard and mustache portions. I flipped them over so the inked areas don't show and adhered them in place. I think this makes the card feel more cozy and homemade.
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Didn't everyone do a fantastic job with this set? I just love to see all the different takes and how they combine these sets with newer products! As Michelle always says, it's so fun to get all mixy-matchy! Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your week!
P.S. Just in case you are missing this seasonal fabulousness… Chick-fil-a Hand-spun Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake… oh, how I love thee!
CHRISTMAS FRIENDS CARD
- STAMPS: Believe, Embellishments, Banner Builder
- INK: Black Noir, Ripe Avocado, VersaMark, Tea Dye Duo
- PAPER: Kraft, Vintage Cream
- OTHER: Double Ended Banner Die, Mat Stack 3 die, Pure Poppy buttons, Rustic Jute Button Twine, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush & Ripe Avocado Copic Trios, T1 Copic Marker & Colorless Blender, Vintage Cream Felt, foam dimensionals
- FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"