Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jingle All the Way

Is that Santa image not adorable or what?! I love the new Tropical Santa. This week's High Hopes challenge is brought to us by the amazing Crissy Armstrong and the challenge is to create a holiday card in non-traditional colors. I think I definitely accomplished that! As soon as I read the challenge, I immediately thought of this Santa and had to use him.

I stamped my image and then used a nestability die to cut it out. I added the specks for sand and the horizon line using a copic multiliner pen. Then, I colored my image with copic markers. I cut a mat from Taken with Teal cardstock and adhered my image. Then, I added some liquid applique to Santa's hat and heated it to make it nice and puffy.

I cut my card base and all my layers (card size is 6x6). I added some stitching and ribbon. Then, I stamped my sentiment and added my image and some buttons.

I just love this image! Heck, I love all the High Hopes images so it's no surprise! lol Be sure to check out all the design team cards on the challenge blog. Tina is also offering a random prize for the challenge so be sure to join us for the challenge as well. Who doesn't want an adorable stamp?!

Have a great day!

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Recipe
Stamps: Tropical Santa (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Snowfall Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), Taken with Teal (SU)
Patterned Paper: Bali Breeze (SU - retired)
Ink: graphite black (Brilliance), noir (Palette)
Accents: purely pomegranate stitched ribbon (SU), white buttons
Tools: copic markers, circle nestability dies, sewing machine

15 comments:

Tracey said...

Love this card!! That Santa stamp is too cute!!

Michelle said...

This is so adorable, Niki!! I had wanted to use this image too, but I didn't get my stamps until Friday!! If it were anyone else, they could have whipped out a card but each card takes me a few days, lol!!!

Lesa said...

Hee hee I bet Santa wishes he were sitting on the beach right now! I am sure he is dreaming about it. Supah Cute!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous card Niki, love the colour scheme and your fab stitching, great colouring and love the sand. Hugs, Nikki x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What a fun and colourful card, Niki!! This definitely fits the challenge!! That dp is some of my favourite!! Great job!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

He Hee....He is having so much fun. Love your stitching and coloring..what fun

Velta said...

Niki ~ I too love all of High Hopes Stamps...just ordered 4 more from them...this Santa is having a blast out there on the beach...did you actually put hair on his legs, or did it come that way...LOL :)

Gina said...

That is such a cute stamp. Love your nontraditional Christmas colors.

Janette said...

how cute is this?! great job Niki- love it

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

OMGosh...he is TOO stinkin' cute!! Very very cute non-traditional Christmas card. And hello....your coloring is amazing. Wow!!

Ila said...

Wow!! what a Fabulous card Niki!! I love the colors and papers you used!..and that background you created truly looks like Santa's on the beach!!

Ying Pang, said...

your card is so cute, Niki, love all the pp and your coloring is fab!

Kimberly said...

WEll, this is a great way to start a Monday morning-with a smile! How cute is that?!?! Your colors are wonderful!
Niki, you have always be fantastic with the Copics, but lately you have been reaching a whole new level with them-WOW!!!!!!!

Tiffany said...

What a fun card! Great job!!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Don't you just love this santa?! I love the puffy hat!
~Lacey