Friday, December 7, 2012

Jolly Old Saint Nick For Two Challenges

Greetings, Stampers! Are you all ready for the weekend? Have some holiday shopping planned? Perhaps decorating, or maybe making some cards? I'll be doing all of the above! It's been a while since I combined a color and sketch challenge together, so I thought I'd give it a whirl today. I pulled out my retired Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set once again, and used it to give this simple card a retro-Christmas feel.

The starting point for my inspiration was the awesome color combination from the Color Throwdown Challenge. I loved these colors together as soon as I saw them and knew I had to play along. I was even inspired to use a Santa in my project, and to add just a small touch of green as in the inspiration photo.

The perfect layout for Santa was this sketch from the Merry Monday challenge. This time, they are having a two week "Any Past Sketch" challenge. There were lots of great sketches to chose from.

Santa was stamped in Black Stazon Ink. The Crumb Cake and Riding Hood Red were added with ink pads and a Blender Pen. His skin was colored with a Blush Blossom Marker. The edges of the card stock were also sponged with some more Crumb Cake ink to give it a vintage feel.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Jolly Old Saint Nick, Tiny Tags
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Gumball Green
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Markers: Blush Blossom
Tools: 1" Circle and 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punches

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Anonymous said...

I never get tired of seeing that Santa! He's great! :-)

LeAnne said...

I love this Santa too....he makes ME feel jolly! So glad you played along with the Merry Monday sketch challenge this week!:D And thanks for stopping by my blog, too!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Such a great card. I love that Santa. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday for our last challenge of 2012.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this jolly image! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown! Great use of this week's colors!

Bonnie said...

This Santa always takes me back to childhood memories that I cherish! He's wonderful, Sandy! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Hope to see you again in January! Merry Christmas!

Notes by Nina said...

Great card, love this traditional Santa. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Allisa said...

Great CAS design! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!