Sunday, July 17, 2022

July CAS Christmas Reminder - Santa

Hi everyone.  We are over half way through July already!!  Time for a reminder of the CAS Christmas  challenge this month ... Santa.  Hosted by the wonderful Barb, she wants us to include Santa (or Santa-inspired elements) on our CAS creations.

I pulled out a NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) stamp from Stamping Bella (Santa and his Reindeer - retired)  that I've had for a long time.  This cute Santa and a couple of his reindeer are stamped in black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp to add white textured paste to the top of my card panel, making sure to avoid being too close to my image.

Once the paste was dry, the image was watercoloured using distress inks.  I used my soft gray zig marker to add details to his mustache and beard ... and to create the snowhill.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment (Christmas Sentiments - Gina Marie Designs) under the sleigh in black ink, heat embossing in clear.

Close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the wonderful reminder cards from our Designers.

And I hope to see you soon in the challenge gallery!

Since this was the first time using this stamp, I'm sending my card over to the NBUS #40 Challenge.  I took so long to finally ink this up, that it is now retired. :)

And, I'm sending this card to the Merry Little Christmas Challenge #45.

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Stamps:  Santa and his Reindeer (Stamping Bella); Christmas Sentiments (Gina Marie Designs)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Fired Brick, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Black Soot (Tim Holtz); Zig Light Gray marker
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), Falling Snow stencil (Simon Says Stamp), White Texture Paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, paint brushes

CAS Christmas July Challenge - Santa


Linda said...

Loll, what a cute little Santa scene you have created and watercolored so beautifully. Have a great day.

Julia Aston said...

Love the unexpected purple sleigh Loll and the pretty clear embossing over the black ink - cute little reindeer too!! I want to touch that texture paste snow! xx

Colleen said...

Loll, I love your purple sleigh, Stamping Bella has the cutest Santas and then look at those little reindeer...adorable! Love the falling snow!!

Lisa Elton said...

I like Santa's snazzy purple sleigh and those teeny reindeer! Cute card, Loll!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Cute Santa and his little four-legged assistants, Loll! Are they taking a break because there are so many gift boxes in the sleigh? ;-P They just look so adorable! The stenciled falling snow adds nice texture to the scene!
Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

don't you just love these Stamping Bella Santa's they're so sweet. Love his purple sleigh and all the pressies :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet image Loll and I love how you have used it to make this gorgeous card. Those wee reindeer are beyond cute!!

Julie B said...

How have you managed not to ink up this cute image before Loll? The stenciled snow looks fab too,though those reindeer look a bit too grumpy, perhaps they haven't had their share of fairy dust! :)

Marcia Hill said...

Cute, CUTE card Loll! Stamping Bella images are soooo sweet, and your Santa and sleigh (and reindeer too) totally make me smile!! Really love that you colored the sleigh unexpected, but I totally LOVE it!! AWESOME card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Barb Ghig said...

Super cute Santa and I love your color palette. Loll! The purple sleigh is awesome and the snowflakes are sheer perfection...LOVE this Christmas card! xx

Bonnie said...

Love this purple sleigh, Lolly! And what a fun Santa and reindeer! Got your package with the beautiful card and stencils today! Thank you sweet friend!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Super cute Santa with his bitty reindeer, Loll - think they can pull that huge sleigh? Just love the purple and gold for the sleigh - so rich!!

Leslie Miller said...

Dang, I love Santa with a purple sleigh. This is way too cute! And those tiny reindeer -- adorable!

Trina P. said...

Oh so cute with those tiny reindeer pulling jolly old Santa in his big purple sleigh. Love how colourful this is.

HilaryJane said...

Such a cute little Santa card, love his purple sleigh and colourful presents. Poor little reindeer! xx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Gorgeous card! I love the cute Santa. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!!
Ann DT

BożenA said...

Fun card and I love the purple sleigh! They look so dignified. I also love the extra texture in the background.