Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa Riley is coming to town!

As you probably know this weeks challenge was Santa Claus. I decided to use my Santa Riley. I used a simple layout this week and no embellishments - what was I thinking?? So here he is Santa Riley going down the chimney:

To make this card I stamped my image with black ink and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I added different types of glitter from Martha Stewart's Winter Snows glitter pack. I used one kind for the beard, another for the hat trim, a third for the flakes of snow falling, and a fourth for the snow around the base. (I also managed to make my table look quite festive with all this glitter). Then I set that aside to dry. I then ran red and green cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Argyle embossing folder. Then I cut a 1 1/2" strip of the green and glued it to the red - I tried to line up the patterns. I then glued that pice to a 4"x51/4" piece of black cardstock. Next, I glued the layered pieces on my green A2 card base. I then took my dry Riley and layered him on black. Then I glued my layered image on the left side of the card. Next I stamped my "merry Christmas" sentiment on green and cut it out and glued it so it slightly overlapped my image.

  • stamps - Santa Chimney Riley by Hanna Stamps, Merry Christmas by Hampton Arts.
  • card stock - The Paper Company
  • miscellaneous - Cuttlebug and Argyle embossing folder, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Martha Stewart glittler and snow, ATG gun, black VersaFine ink
So, what do you think? I am becoming very addicted to the Martha Stewart glitter and snow set. I want to use it on everything.

I must admit I bought Christmas cards to send out to friends and family - except a few of my stamping friends. I would not feel right giving my close stamping friends store bought cards. Thank goodness I don't have tons of close stamping friends! A couple years ago I made all of our cards and it was close to 100 in a month - it wore me out! I might use this one for a few of my friends. I hope they like Riley!

Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping,


Kim H. said...

I think this card is perfect! I love the textures! That glitter ROCKS- think I am going to have to get some today!

Jennifer E. said...

I love the look of that snow! Maybe I'll need to get some of that too! Your Santa Riley is perfect for this challenge! I just made up some cards to send to stamping friends too, they just need some finishing touches--great minds think a like!