Santa Claus by Simon Says Stamp

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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Santa Claus Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp


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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!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R20, E000, E00 (skin); R20 (nose); R29, R46, R39 (hat); 100 (eyes)

Rowhouse Greetings | Santa Claus Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp | Color Map

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

Anita Jeram Fairy Godmother – Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with another project featuring the Anita Jeram Fairy Godmother stamp set by Colorado Craft Company, which is part of this week’s new release. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Giveaways – Ends September 1st Mountain Time!

To celebrate the new release, Colorado Craft Company is hosting a giveaway on each participating designer’s blog! Simply leave a comment on yesterday’s post, then the folks at Colorado Craft Company will announce the winners on their blog. You need to be on the Colorado Craft Company email list or looking at their blog to see if you won. You have until SEPTEMBER 1st at midnight mountain time to post your comment below. 

In addition, Colorado Craft Company is giving away a COMPLETE BUNDLE to ONE winner who uses my affiliate store link to make a purchase. You will get one entry per order and will be notified by email if you have won.

Today’s Project

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Fairy Godmother by Colorado Craft Company
Anita Jeram Fairy Godmother by Colorado Craft Company

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The Fairy Godmother stamp set includes 12 stamps: 6 images and 6 sentiments. The largest stamp is 3.8 x 3.25 inches and the smallest stamp is 0.25 x 0.25 inches. The stamps can be used with the coordinating Fairy Godmother die set sold separately.

For this card, I stamped the image on Hammermill smooth cardstock with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. I colored the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut it (coordinating dies are available). I cut another piece of Hammermill cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and die cut the pattern through the center using one of the dies in the Create a Slimline Border Die Set. I repeated the pattern approximately 1/4″ from the bottom and stamped the sentiment between the patterns using Versafine Clare ink in Nocturne.

For the top, I used the Celestial Star Background Foil Plate and Glimmer Foil in Blush along with the Glimmer Hot Foil System to create the pattern across the top. I trimmed the panel down to 4″ x 5.25″ and applied foam tape to the back for dimension. I attached the panel to the front of an A2 cardbase made from Neenah Classic Crest and assembled the layers as shown.

To finish, I added Wink of Stella in Clear to the wand and crown and dots of white and silver gel pen to the dress.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R20, W1, W3, W5 (fur); Y35, Y38, YR04 (crown & wand); BV000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG10 (dress)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Fairy Godmother by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]