Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ho Ho Ho!

Today's card was made for a challenge at MyGraphico - any creation using MyGraphico images. DT Member Lana pointed out that there are lots of great freebies we can use if we don't have any MG stuff yet, like the Designer Holiday Kit. As soon as I saw that adorable Santa image, I knew I had to use it! Here's my card:


I used a sketch from Caardvarks:


Santa was printed multiple times on white cardstock and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits, except for his face, which I colored with Copics. I flocked the brim and pom on his hat (which is for 365 Cards - use felt or flocking) and added glitter "snow" to the bricks in the chimney. I kept the card really simple to keep focus on Santa.

Here's a close shot of him:

(The flash hit the flocking and made it look like glitter in this shot, but it really is flocking!) And here you can see some of the dimension:


Each brick was cut out and popped up with 2 layers of scrap cardstock. Santa was popped with foam dots and the flocked bits were popped up with scrap cardstock. I hope you like it and TFL!

Other materials used: kraft cardstock and Fresh Snow ink - Papertrey Ink; red and black cardstock and border punch; rub-on sentiment - Making Memories; Swiss Dot embossing folder - Cuttlebug.

22 comments:

  1. I love this card Maureen - really love it!

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  2. Maureen, cute card and great layers. You must have tons of fun cutting each piece with your scissors, lol!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  3. oh my gosh what a fabulous holiday card...and such a terrific take on heidi's sketch! i absolutely ♥love♥ the brilliant way you've made the chimney so dimensional...and then flocked as well! wow!!! ♥

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  4. how cute, I love that sketch!!
    gonna have to try it too ;)
    thank for playing with us at MyGrafico.
    love your card ;)

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  5. WOW, I LOVE all the cutting and dimension! Your coloring is fabulous too...those bricks look so real! Fabulous card!

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  6. Great image! You did a fantastic job with the sketch.

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  7. Super cute Maureen! Love all the layers!

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  8. Really cute Maureen! Love those layers!

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  9. Super cute card! Love the cute santa and the layers... TFS!

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  10. Too cute! Love the colors and dimension!

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  11. Thank you for kindly linking this post to me Maureen and a huge congrats on the YNS DT :0)
    I love your work and look forward to working with you
    Hugs
    Lana x

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  12. Fabulous card. Love the detail. So festive.

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  13. ooo this is cute, Maureen! I love the dimension :)

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  14. Adorable Santa card! Looks like you put in a lot of work with great results. Thanks for playing along with MyGrafico Challenges!

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  15. OMGoodness! What an adorable card. Absolutely love that sweet Santa. You did a wonderful job coloring him and popping him right off the card. LOVE IT!

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  16. What an adorable card!! That Santa is SO cute!

    Poppin' in to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it is as special as you are! Wishing you love and laughter, today and always! xx Jane

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  17. Hi Maureen,

    just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday!!!!!
    Hope you have a great day with lots of everything.

    Hugs,
    xoxo Karin

    PS: love your card. Cute image!!

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  18. Hi Maureen,

    Super cute card! Happy Birthday!!!

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  19. What a perfect image for the sketch design ... and I love the amazing dimension and texture ... and a bit woot woot to you for getting a holiday card done early.

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  20. This just so adorable - cute Santa!

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  21. The is one of the most darling sants I have ever seen!! ♥

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