Thursday 26 October 2017

Jolly Old Santa

Good Morning.
 Meet today's card.  Very simple, fun card featuring this great laughing Santa.

So here's what I did.
I cut a circle stencil using a piece of heavy acetate and sponged over the circles with Distress inks to create the background.  Next, I scored along the top and the bottom to help define the stenciled area and to help pull the eye into the main part of the card.
 I stamped the sentiment from Technique Tuesday using my Misti and black Memento ink. 
On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the Santa image and fussy cut it out.  I pop dotted the Santa and finally added some Nuvo drops for interest.
A very clean and simple card.

Feeling happy to have another holiday card finished.
Thanks so very much for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Shopping Our Stash- THAT'S SKETCHY
(I used Maria's layout)
Addicted to Stamps and More- PHOTO INSPIRATION 

Stamps- Santa Laughing (Flonz)/ Christmas Cheer (TT)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ sponging tool (TH)/ Nuvo drops/ acetate/ circle punch/
ScorPal/ pop dots


Bunny said...

This is cute and I love the blue and green. [Bunny]

KarinsArtScrap said...

o look at this cute Santa what a very beautiful card Karen
Gr Karin

Gabi MeWi said...

Christmas is near...Nice card.

Mimi said...

Well done, and inspiring-- I want to CASE this! Those score lines were the perfect touch. That Santa is terrific, too! Thanks for sharing at SOS for this sketchy challenge.

Mac Mable said...

Love those circles and the blending. What a jolly Santa and such a jolly card x

dutchess said...

Fabulous...inspired background which really makes Santa pop a lovely card xxxx

Donna said...

Love that Santa image and the design of your card!
Thanks for getting sketchy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!

nancy littrell said...

Such a cheerful fun Santa Christmas card. Love your circle stenciling, sentiment and popped up Santa. TFS Karen. Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely fabulous Karen, love the image and your colours, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is such a fun card. Great jolly Santa too! I love that you just stamped in black over the colored circles background.

Dortesjs said...

fine santa ;O))

Craftychris said...

Such a jolly Santa! Gorgeous background with those fab inked circles. xxx

Brawny x said...

Great cardvx

Pat said...

I love the distressed ink stencilled circles Karen and such pretty colours, and what a fun Santa image to go with it, and the embossed lines finish and frame it perfectly. x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun and fabulous card karen

Katrins kreative ART said...

I love circles and your card is fabulous, Karen.

Marjan said...

This is such a great card! The design is wonderful and the colourscheme one of my favs! Love it.

aussie aNNie said...

Happy and jolly card Karen, so nice with the touch of blue and green background...super.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a fun Santa, love the dividing embossed lines.

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Karen! I love your stencilled background and the Santa is just how I imagine him to be.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Melissa Bove said...

Fabulous card! Such a wonderful design! Love those circles!! Great colors!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Nandini said...

Adorable card Karen. And a great take on the photo. Thanks for joining us at the ATSM challenges. All the very best. Nandini, DT