I was so happy to get the new hostess set from the mini called Voeux festifs (Christmas Wishes). It's just so CUTE!! I wanted to get it inked right away and thought I could make a tag with the Santa. Along the way, the tag wasn't working out to my liking so the project evolved into a card. And I'm glad it did because I love the final result!
I had a piece of Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations cardstock that had already been embossed with the Holiday Frame embossing folder. I wheeled the whole background using the Music Notes wheel then I sanded the embossed pattern using the Stampin' Sanding System (and my trusty Dust Buddy to pick up the dust).
The Santa was paper pieced. I stamped him in Basic Black on White cardstock, then I stamped him again in Versamark and embossed his hat in Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. I stamped the Santa a third time in Black StazOn on Silver glimmer paper and paper pieced his mustache and eyebrows. I filled in the edge of his hat with Dazzling Details.
On a Basic Grey cardstock strip, I embossed a sentiment from the Happy Hour set in Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and added a strip of silver glimmer paper to ground it on the page.
I like the Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Basic Grey color combo. It's a nice departure from traditional Christmas colours and gives the card a modern edge.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Voeux festifs (Christmas Wishes), Music Notes wheel
Cardstock: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Holiday Frame embossing folder, Stampin' Sanding System, White envelope,
Silver glimmer paper, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals