Santa’s Gifts

When I make a Christmas card for a child, I’m always drawn to Santa images, as he epitomizes the magic of the season for the little ones.  That’s exactly what I did here, and chose Santa With Toys, from Whimsy Stamps.  I colored the image using my Prismacolor pencils, then cut it out so the red doily would peek out from behind.  I die cut a tree with a Little B die, and added some gingham ribbon and twine, tied at the side with a tree button.  The backing paper was perfect for this festive card for a very special child.  This went together so nicely, with simple embellishments that wasn’t “too much” for a kid to take in 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge -January ATG With Pattern Paper

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog – #102 ATG

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #361 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG Week of Jan. 2

Digi Choosday Craft Challenge – ATG Week 1

Starry Reindeer

Well, this card made it’s way across the pond to it’s destination, so I can now blog it 🙂  I used on of Whimsy Stamps adorable images for the focal point of this.  Reindeer Magic was just too cute to resist, so I set to work, coloring him up with my SN and Copic markers, and adding gold Stickles to the stars.  Since it was going to be at the mercy of the postal system, I wanted to keep this card nice and flat….something I generally struggle with.  I matted the image with white, leaving a wide border down one side, that I went at with various star punches.  I layered all of this over gold sparkle CS, to pick up the glitter of the stars in the image.  Some pretty dimensional gold stickers provided the sentiment 🙂  The blue card base brings everything together, and this guy was in the mail!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog – #102 ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #10 ATG with a critter

Creative Shopping Blog – #58 Everything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge – A and B are for…..Antlers and Birds