Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sweet Sunday Meets Merry Monday!

This card I made using last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch and the latest Merry Monday Challenge

I really had fun participating in last week's Merry Monday Challenge. I even got an honorable mention for my card! Yay! I decided to play along again with this week's TIC-TAC-TOE sketch. You can see other creations using for this challenge at the Always Playing With Paper Blog here. I chose to go straight down the middle with my card, using Designer Paper, Paper Piecing and one of my favorite vintage Stampin' Up! Santa stamps - Star Santa. I purchased this set many, many years ago from my very first Demonstrator! Thank you Janet, for introducing me to Stampin' Up! and I still have my old catalogs from way, way back then!

I stamped the main image onto Whisper White Card Stock using Stayz-On Black ink. I colored the stars with Daffodil Delight and my Aqua Painter, then went over them with a Jelly Roll pen to give them some shimmer. I also added a bit of shimmer around the star dust surrounding Santa! I painted the trim on his coat in Crumb Cake and his boots with Soft Suede. His mittens are painted with Cherry Cobbler.

I paper pieced his hat and coat using DSP from the 2011 holiday collection. I love this stuff, and I've been hoarding a few last sheets, but this pattern really called out to me to be used for Santa's coat! I even paper pieced the stars in his teeny pocket.

I finished my project by creating a coordinating envelope to go with it!

It was fun combining these challenges, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by this weekend!


  1. I love this Santa! You've colored him beautifully and I love the dazzle of the stars and stardust! Thanks for sharing with us again at Merry Monday!

  2. Very nice card, what a great Santa. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  3. This is beautiful! You've used such gorgeous papers and that Santa image is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!


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