Friday, October 3, 2014
Oh my! I made this card for Christmas with my nephew and his fiancee in mind. I thought it had just the right bit of fun innuendo and fun for them for Christmas.
I colored the Three Pane Santa with Copics a while ago and dug it out of my stash to create this card. Initially I was going to leave it as is but the image got lost on my large card so I decided to cut the Santa's out and stack them down the card. This card was a definite make it work moment. I took paper out of a Recollections pad I got last Christmas that played on the whimsy of the Santas and the colors but added a bit more color as well. The ribbon is from my stash and I think the whole color combo reminds me of Christmas treats and sweets.
I placed the Santas so I could get the spacing for the wording. The wording is stamped in white ink and I love the unexpected contrast with the black. Honestly, I toyed with the idea of putting something in the bottom right corner but felt that it would be too much and I like how the empty space seems to ground the card.
Entered in High Hopes Stamps Blog - Sentiment on the front challenge
Card size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Cardstock - Recollections - 110 lb white, 65 lb black, red; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb; Recollections - Fa La La La paperpad;
Stamps - High Hopes Stamps - Three Pane Santa, No Peeking, Poking or Shaking;
Ink - Memento Tuxedo black; Gina K Designs Color Companions White;
Color - Copics;
Accessories - American Craft ribbon; Dimensionals.