Saturday, July 13, 2019

Flowering Santa

Our temps are still nice and low, Hallmark Christmas movies are still playing on my TV and I made another Christmas card :)

I'm playing along with 3 challenges for this card....Freshly Made Sketches, Creative Confetti and Jingle Belles.

As soon as I saw the Freshly Made Sketches sketch I knew I wanted to try it, it's very unique, but I was a bit scared. Then I got an email from Power Poppy where it said they were retiring some Christmas sets and that Flowering Santa would be one of the sets retired. NOOOOOOO!! Thankfully I had bought this set as soon as it came out as it is one of my favorites. It's one-of-a-kind and I just adore it. As I started thinking about how I could use it with the sketch another Power Poppy set came to mind, Snuggle Down. It comes with stamps to make your own plaid pattern....a perfect way to create the border that makes up the sketch! I headed into my craft room and started stamping my pattern using red, green, gray and black as my colors and I carried these colors into my Santa image. After coloring my Santa image with copics I popped it up with dimensionals in the center of my frame.

The Creative Confetti challenge is Christmas in July and seeing that Flowering Santa was retiring inspired me to create another Christmas card for the challenge!

The challenge over at Jingle Belles is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and I chose the middle row going down...glitter, red or green and Santa. I used red glitter Stickles on the red dots in Santa's beard, the red and green are the flowers and leaves plus part of the plaid pattern and of course the image is Santa!

Stamps: Flowering Santa, Snuggle Down (both Power Poppy)
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#
Ink: Real Red (SU), Garden Green (SU), Smoky Slate (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R24, R27, R29
YG03, YG63, YG67
E0000, E000, E01
N0, N2, N4, N5
Accessories: Stickles Xmas Red, Dimensionals


  1. What a delightful Santa! Such a fun image! Great holiday card! Love the plaid edges! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. I love the plaid background you created for this fun Santa! Great use of the sketch - thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. What a fun Santa ... so glad you joined our game of Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles.

  4. oh wow! that image is so striking and so cool! and you've made it into a beautiful card, not to mention a fab take on the sketch! thanks for joining our tic-tac-toe fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥


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