Monday 19 September 2016

Cookie Cutter Santa and his list

These Cookie Cutter characters make such quick, easy but appealing features for a Christmas card!

I stamped, coloured and punched three Santa's in no time flat the other day.  I used the first one for this card and I'll show you the next two cards in my next post.
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Which is to be? - Naughty or Nice?

I stamped Santa with Basic Black Archival ink so that it wouldn't smudge when I coloured it.  I did the colouring with Real Red, Basic Gray and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers.  I used an aquapainter with Pink Pirouette and Peekaboo Peach inks for the face.  I then used the aquapainter and a little Smoky Slate ink to add the shading.  I used Gold Wink of Stella for the belt buckle.

The scroll and the greeting are from the Greetings from Santa set and I stamped both in  Basic Black ink - the scroll onto a piece of Whisper White scrap and the greeting directly onto the card front.  I shaded the scroll with an aquapainter and Smoky Slate ink and then cut it out.

For the snowy background, I used Smoky Slate ink and an image from the Merriest Wishes set.  I stamped it several times in a row across the top of the card front.  Then I used a piece of scrap paper to mask what I had stamped and stamped again, with the top of the image falling onto the scrap paper.  This elongated the area covered by the more spread apart dots.

I added a little star from the Greetings from Santa set using Smoky Slate ink and then gave it a touch of Clear Wink of Stella.

I stamped a couple of the images from the Merriest Wishes set for the decorative circle using Real Red and Basic Black inks.  I didn't want to create a bauble, so I cut them out with the Layering Circles Framelits.  I used a Smoky Slate and Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker to add a little more colour to the edge.

The Smoky Slate card base is 5" square (cut 11" x 51/2", scored at 51/2").

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