Friday, October 10, 2014

Stampin' Addicts 2014 Winter Holiday Blog Hop: Visions of Santa
Are you ready to see a bunch of projects featuring the Winter stamps from the Holiday Mini? Well then, you are definitely in the right place! A group of us from Stampin' Addicts have come together to bring you an astounding number of ideas :) You can check out the full blog roll, and stop to chat, on the official SA thread for this hop.
 If you are following in order, then you just arrived from Debra Burgin's blog where she featured Ornamental Pine. Fantastic stuff, right?!

Today, I am using the quirky, fun, adult set: Visions of Santa. I kept saying how much I like this set during the pre-order month, and then when it was time to pick our sets for this hop, I figured I better put my money where my mouth was, lol!

This first card is pretty simple. I just stamped the different Santas in Early Espresso on Naturals Ivory paper and colored them with a Blender Pen and Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow inks. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso on Cherry Cobbler and is matted on a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock. I outlined with white gel pen, of course. This is a pretty plain jane card. I think I am going to go back and color the skin areas with Crisp Cantaloupe and add some white chalk marker to the hair and beards. That should jazz it up a bit, don't you think?

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Next up is another card featuring that dancing Santa! This time I decided we need to highlight Santa's star qualities ;) There are stars embossed on the Old Olive panel, the star behind Santa has one of the stars from Bright and Beautiful stamped in Gold Encore ink. Santa is embossed in Early Espresso on watercolor paper, then colored with an Aquapainter and Old Olive and Crisp Cantaloupe ink. I colored his hair and beard with the Chalk marker too. The sentiment is from Good Greetings and is stamped on a scrap of watercolor paper with Gold Encore ink also.

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This time I featured the moose, again on watercolor paper, embossed with Early Espresso, and watercolored with Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, and Cherry Cobbler. The Old Olive panel is embossed with the On Point embossing folder, which looks like trees to me :) The coordinating Washi tape looks fab on this card, and the Gold Bakers Twine has a few knots tied in it to give some more interest.

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Here is another moose card. I think I like the other one better, but it isn't horrible, lol! I stamped the moose several times in Tuxedo Black ink on Mossy Meadow cardstock, then used a blender pen to color some, and Blendas to color the one with the white accents. I have to admit, it was much easier to color this on the watercolor paper and with the image embossed. The Crumb Cake panel is embossed with On Point again, and stamped with the snow flurry image from this set. The Washi tape makes a great addition above and below the Mossy meadow.

And I did another moose on the inside, colored with Blender pens. More Washi, and the "Tis the season to be fancy" sentiment.

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This particular Santa makes me think of the "dad" or "mom" look. You know the one. The one that will make you tell all your secrets. And I think it goes perfectly with the Nice, Naughty, or Fabulous check list. It is like he is daring you to be truthful, lol! More stars here, and more Washi, and apparently I am into embossing right now. LOVE the silver sponged stars from the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks! You can see the little check list much better in real life, and it is embossed in silver. This Santa is watercolored in Island Indigo, and the fur trim down his shirt front is the Silver Dazzle marker.

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OK, I know that was a whole bunch of cards, but I hope you found at least one that you liked, and that I convinced you that this is not the "creapy Santa" set, but the "fun and quirky" Santa set!

Now it is time to go on over to Rhonda Griffin's blog to see what she has dreamed up with Get Your Santa On!


Mary's Stamping Happenings said...

OK I really didn't like this set, but you gave me some great ideas and I love your last card. Thanks for sharing.

Yapha Mason said...

Great cards, Tanya! You definitely put your money where your mouth was! I just love that moose!!

Kim said...

Cute moose cards!

Jen Timko said...

Yep, fabulous! This set keeps growing on me with these fun cards!

Heidi Baks said...

All your cards are cute and quirky, kinda like you! ;) I just love that moose image. Very tempting...

Paper Art Garden said...

The moose is definitely my favorite. He makes me giggle.

Cindy said...

I thought this set was funny, noit creepy, and you've really given me some great ideas. I still can't help but think "Saturday Night Fever" when I see that image on the second card. LOLing

Erika Clark said...

Love the Santa in the star! So disco! Great set of cards :)

Betty said...

You certainly were on a roll! These cards are so fun and lighthearted. They would be fun to send!

RhondaG - The Stampin' Bunny said...

I LOVE the moose on green card! SO adorable! Nice job with this set!

Twila said...

You did a great job with this set. I gotta say I actually like the moose cards and the santa on the star cards. Moose card has got to be my fav though.

Twila said...

I have to add your details to each card is what makes them really great!


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