Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming...

It's time for another great challenge with Lauren and Jen over at Jingle Belles, and this week it is to feature our favorite Jolly Old Elf himself... Santa Claus! 
For my card I started with a tip from Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace, where she recommended picking up some great cards at Michael's dollar spot last year... and adding embellishments.  Here I added the sentiment, ribbon, embossed oval and a digital image of Santa.  The image was colored with watercolors, but the photo doesn't do him justice... he looks a bit on the pale side (needs a bit of summer sunshine!). I've added Liquid Glass to his glasses, the holly berries, and his eyes to make them shine!  I hope you are getting a head start on taking back December, too.
See you tomorrow at Betty Bee's Buzz with our guest HoneyBee, Amy Sheffer, and her Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue challenge!
Happy creating ~

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lauren bergold said...

oh wow, what a very clever idea to "jazz up" store-bought cards! that way you get to do all of the FUN PARTS without the boring construction--♥BRILLIANT♥!!! super-cute santa here, altho of course i believe he's even better IRL b/c anything sparkly or with crystals always is!

ps: thanks so much for joining stef & me this week at JB...we ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ the honeybees!!!

Lorraine said...

I like that idea and have used some notecards myself. They make a great jumping off point. You've added just the right embellishments to make that sweet Santa stand out. Love the glasses trick.

SmilynStef said...

Look at you rockin' those dollar bin finds ... love his pretty blue eyes and how the cool embossed background frames him ... such a jolly holiday card ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Alanna said...

Great Christmas card. Thanks for playing with Christmas Card Challenges this week.