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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Button Bits Santa


I'm back today with another card I made for the 
Festive Friday Blog: Final Challenge, using 
my favourite colour scheme of red, green and 
gold and the sweet Santa from Holiday Button Bits. 

Pure Poppy card base (4 1/4" square) was used to make this 
fun Christmas card - perfect for one of my little grand nieces.
* Three papers (Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection) were used on the card front. 
* Santa - coloured with copic markers; Pure Poppy felt button was added.  Black embroidery floss accents the "tummy".
* Frame - made by cutting several layers of chipboard into a rectangular shape and covering it with one of the patterned papers.  Label Basics Angled Die was used to cut the opening. 
* Sentiment (AmyR Stamps) was stamped with New Leaf and Pure Poppy inks, onto a hand cut notched banner. A white bow and a tiny gold 'jingle' bell accents the sentiment panel.
Santa's head and beard were stamped, fussy cut, then 
added to the original image with a dimensional foam dot. 

A sentiment (Winter Sentiments - AmyR Stamps) was stamped with 
Pure Poppy ink on the inside of the card. The "North Pole" seal 
(Neat & Tangled) was embossed with gold embossing powder.

Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Holiday Button Bits; AmyR Stamps: Winter Sentiments; Neat & Tangled: Santa's Notes
Inks - New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Paper - Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White; Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection
Dies - Button-Up #2 Die, Label Basics Angled Rectangle Die
Other - Pure Poppy felt; SU: Gold Embossing Powder; copic markers; 
black embroidery floss; white ribbon; gold mini bell; sewing machine; chipboard

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet, Karen!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love how you've made his belly and popped up his head - it gives real dimension! The little pop of gold of the bell is the perfect sparkly addition! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday! Looking forward to seeing you again in 2014!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Love this! All the bold colours, the dimensional Santa... So fun! Thank you for playing with us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

What an adorable design, Karen! Love the little banner with the HO, HO, HO's all stacked up beside the Santa...really cute and brings such nice balance! Love the dimension you've created, too! SWEET...all the way around!!! So glad you could join in with us on the final challenge and sure hope to see you again next year!!!