Wednesday 21 December 2011

Must be Santa by Sioux Jenneys

Seasons Greetings everyone and as this is my last post of the year I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas by sharing this card with you  :)

1. Cut a label using an alterations die and stamped the gorgeous Santa from Mini Christmas in Archival black.

2. Hand colour portions with a cut and dry nib...I used Distress Ink aged mahogany for the hat and berries, worn lipstick for the rosy cheeks and peeled paint for the greenery. I added a touch of Distress Stickles in fired brick to the berries too. The edges were aged with a touch of scattered straw and then some brushed corduroy.

3. I cut a mask from paper using another alterations die and taped extra paper round the edges so that it would cover the whole card front then stamped the snowflake (it's a freebie from The Artistic Stamper with any order this month don't forget) in Versamark and clear heat embossed.

Inked the background with a combo of Distress Ink scattered straw and brushed corduroy again.

4. Then I placed the other part of the mask over the centre panel and inked the rest of the card in Distress Aged Mahogany with a touch of brushed corduroy at the edges.....then stamped the calligraphic mat 13 in Archival coffee.

5. Stamped the lovely Seasons Greetings from Mini Christmas in Archival black and attached the label centrally to finish.

I wish you all the best Christmas ever! :)

See you again in the New Year!
xoxo Sioux


Val said...

Stunning card - love that Santa image.

Helen said...

Love the use of that die. Super card - hope you have a very Happy Christmas.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great use of dies, beautiful card!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A really beautiful card, trace x

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Gina said...

positively elegant :D XXX

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that is so, so beautiful.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card Sioux! Happy Christmas! xxx