I hope you all are having a great weekend! We have put up our tree and decorated so I am feeling really productive! And Festive!
And being Festive I created this Santa Claus card for 2 Challenges:
1. City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #85: Santa is Coming...
2. Wee Memories WMC77: Free for All
Both are awesome blogs so please stop by! For the City Crafter Challenge, we needed to use a Santa Claus which is what inspired this card...To see how I put it together, please scroll down! :)
I used Core'dinations cardstock for the background. You can see the different colors in the paper. It's cool because when you emboss it, a different color comes through.
I dug out my old school Fiskars embossing plate. It is the only embossing thing I have with snowflakes. But I don't emboss my hand. I use my CuttleBug and tape the paper to the embossing plate. Then I stack up the inserts for the Cuttlebug...however Sizzix had a rubber mat that came with a beginning embossing set so I use that and then the B plate (all on top of an A plate) to emboss. I am sure that is very confusing so if you have any questions, please let me know. Anyways it works somehow....
And this is what I got after I used a sandpaper block and rubbed some of the raised snowflakes.
My Santa is a sticker from Me and My Big Ideas. I mounted it on white cardstock and cut around it. If I had put it directly on my embossed paper, the image wouldn't have turned out so bright.
So before I adhered the blue cardstock to the card, I wrapped Martha Stewart twine-red and green-around and made a bow. I put Santa on and a Merry Christmas that I think my mom-and-law gave me (a pack of like sequin-ish Christmas things like that), and snowflake buttons.
Here's the inside with a great Ho Ho Ho! sentiment. Until next time my friends....stay festive!