Hello, Everyone! Life has been busy lately, and I have been struggling to find my creative mojo. There are different things that I do when that happens. One of them is to make Christmas cards. Number one, I’m way behind on making holiday cards this year. And number two, they’re so fun to make that it stirs up the creative juices (fingers crossed).

Supplies

SSS Mod Trees Background Stamp 

 MFT Jingle All the Way Stamp Set (Retired)

 MFT Ho Ho Ho Die-namics (Retired)

Ranger Embossing Powder- Leaf Green

Versamark Ink Pad

Nuvo Shimmer Powder – Blue Blitz

Nuvo Shimmer Powder – Atlantis Burst

 Distress Oxide – Salvaged Patina

 Distress Oxide – Twisted Citron

Spellbinders Platinum 6

MISTI Stamping Tool

Copic Markers

Making the Card

I started out by stamping the Mod Trees background onto a panel of watercolor paper with the Versamark Ink. I then heat embossed the panel with the green embossing powder. I sprinkled the two shades of shimmer powder onto the panel and then spritzed it with water. After it was completely dry, I die cut the Ho Ho Ho words from the panel. I’m bummed that this Ho Ho Ho die set is retired – I bet it will come back soon (along with the Jingle All the Way stamp set that I used)!

Since my Mod Trees stamp was still in my MISTI, I decided to create a background for the card with it. I inked up the stamp with the Salvaged Patina and Twisted Citron oxides, spritzed it with water and stamped it onto Bristol smooth card stock. I love how the colors blended together.

Next, it was time to make Santa. I colored him with Copic markers and layered three together to create dimension. I prefer layering several die-cuts versus using foam tape, but I do use foam tape when I don’t have matching dies. I also layered the Ho Ho Ho for dimension.

I cut my panel to a “custom” dimension – the card is 3.5″ x 5.5″. I’m calling it a mini slimline. Once I glued all of my elements to the card, I finished it with a few clear sequins.

And that’s it for my card today. These are my happy colors, so hopefully this will get my mojo going! Thank you so much for joining me today. 

Wishing you all a crafty day!

Allison

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