HEY FRIENDS! Got something a little different today. Although I love coloring images, it can be time consuming, especially if you need to make a bunch of cards. And let’s face it, Copic coloring can feel intimidating when you first start out. So I looked through my stash and pulled out a couple of die sets where I could use my Copics as accents rather than the central focus. Today’s card features the Santa Claus wafer die set from Simon Says Stamp. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
- Santa Claus Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamps [ SSS ]
- Joy to You and Yours by Simon Says Stamps [ SSS ]
- Copic markers (see list below)
- Glimmer foil
- Additional supplies listed in the thumbnails below.
Santa Claus is the main feature on this card so I’ll start with him! I used the Santa Claus Wafer Die to cut the pieces and the solid background from Hammermill cardstock. I used my Copic markers to color the hat, face, eyes, and nose. Once the pieces were colored, I assembled them by gluing each piece in place on the solid background using Multi Medium Matte Glue. After a few false starts, I found that the pieces went together best if I started with the beard and worked my way up to the pom-pom.
To add some dimension, I cut the pom-pom, trim and mustache a second time from scrap white cardstock and glued them into place. I decided that I wanted the stars to be gold, so I initially tried coloring them with a gold gel pen, but in the end, I cut them out again from a scrap piece of gold metallic cardstock from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Kraft 8×8 Paper Pad. I added foam adhesive squares to the back and set it aside to work on the background.
For the background, I used one of the Blanket Stitch Rectangle Dies to trim a piece of Hammermill cardstock. I selected a sentiment from the Joy to You and Yours stamp set and stamped it along the bottom using Versafine ink. I applied foam tape to the back for dimension.
Next I used Red Spellbinders Glimmer Foil and the Plaid Tidings Glimmer Foil Plate to foil a piece of black cardstock trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches. I cut a piece of red cardstock and adhered it to an A2 cardbase cut from Neenah cardstock. I assembled the layers as shown.
That’s all for today! See you again soon!
COPICS: R20, E000, E00 (skin); R20 (nose); R29, R46, R39 (hat); 100 (eyes)
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