Thursday, October 30, 2014

I really did have some fun on the Creative Escape Papercrafting retreat last weekend.  This card THat I made there took quite a while to figure out but it was well worth the time and effort!  It is composed of images from Get Your Santa On stamp set.  And, of course, my Blendies were needed to complete the colouring.

We have a gas fireplace and it never occurred to my girls when they were little to question how Santa got down the chimney.  That was before Youtube, but thanks to a video I found there, that question has been answered once and for all:


I hope that clears up any questions you may have!  I know I suspected something like that.  Let's see if my card conveys the process correctly:

  • My colours are Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Old Olive.  There is a little Daffodil Delight thrown in on the candle flames.
  • I used the Hardwood background stamp on the Smoky Slate to create the wall panelling that blends with the Smoky Slate Assortment of Blendabilities that was used to colour in the fire place. 
  • The Get Your Santa On stamp set provided the rest of the images except for the arrows which came from Geometrical.
  • I love the look of the shiny Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon.  I tied a straight bow and it breaks up the gray background with some elegant colour.  The sentiment is also from Get Your Santa On and I flagged the ends of the Whisper White cardstock it is stamped on.
  • The really tricky part is how to make the Santa go up and down the chimney.  I coloured both Santa and his boots with my Blendies and then cut right across at the bottom of his jacket.  I measured where each part of Santa should go on a narrow 1-1/2" strip of Whisper White and adhered them.  Then I created a Stampin' Dimensional "channel" for the paper strip to move in and inserted the paper in it after cutting out Santa's boots that were already in the fireplace.
  • The top of the dimensional channel had to be wider due to Santa's outstretched arms.
  • I added some dimensionals also to the rest of the Smoky Slate piece and stuck it on the Basic Black panel and it was easy to move the strip of paper up and down.  I also put some dimensionals across the bottom where I wanted the strip of paper to stop.
  • I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to give some shape to the top of the paper strip.
  • This would make a fun card for a child at Christmas.

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