Monday, November 17, 2008

Believe Santa

I am excited to finally get to share my creations from the Papertrey Ink release. One of my personal favorite new sets is Background Basics: Stars. I love the patterned paper you can create with this set! It works just like polka dot basics and is so easy to use. The patterned paper on this Santa card is created using this set. It looks like patterned paper you would buy, doesn't it?!

This was a fairly quick and easy card to create. I stamped the patterned paper and sewed it to my pure poppy mat before adding it to the bottom of my card. Then, I stamped Santa on white cardstock, colored him with copic markers and cut him out. I cut a piece of vintage cream cardstock using a nestability square die. While the cardstock was still in the die, I used a copic marker and an air compressor to spray the background where I was going to add Santa. I added a pure poppy mat.

Then, I added Santa to my square using foam adhesive. I added a little liquid applique to Santa's beard and the trim on his hat and suit. I heated it using a heat gun to make it nice and puffy. Be sure to let it dry for quite a while (usually I let mine dry overnight) before you set something over it or mail it or anything like that because it will squish the liquid applique. Last, I tied a bow in my pure poppy stitched ribbon and added it below Santa.

Be sure to scroll down for my High Hopes blog candy post. *wink* Have a great day!

Stamps: Background Basics Stars, Believe (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: vintage cream, pure poppy, ripe avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: pure poppy stitched ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: copic markers, air compressor, sewing machine, nestability square dies, liquid applique, heat gun


Tiffany said...

Very classy! I love how you made the beard look so real. Great job!!!

Jen said...

I wish I hadn't already made my cards. SUCH A CUTE IDEA!!!
Maybe I'll use it for next year. lol

Thanks for sharing!

Jean said...

WOW, how cute that is! I've been trying to find the liquid applique here and cant find it. Love love love this card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Beautiful Nikki!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous and so classy!

Tracey said...

WHat a cute card!!

Sara said...

What a cute card. I love your blog, and have been following it for awhile. If you visit my blog I've left something there for you. It's in the post for this evening 11/17

Jennifer Love said...

Ooh...this is just delightful! Love the ribbon..ooh...fancy!

Lacey said...

I love this card. I love the patterned paper you made with the new stamps and the layout!! Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful!!! Love the applique!!

Laura said...

Your work is so intricate. You are an inspriation.

Deb said...

This is so cute. I love your card Nikki,