Wow!!! Three more days and it's Christmas. Yes, how exciting is that. Well, I have something more exciting news to share with you all. On December 18, 2012, our daughter blessed us with a baby girl. Ava Denise arrived at 8:30 pm weighing 5' 15". She was 36 weeks, six days and 3 1/2 hours from being 37 weeks. So, what this meant was she was considered a preemie. Momma and baby are doing really good. As a matter of fact, they are already home and getting settled in. Some more exciting news was that I was our daughters additional coach and was able to see our first Granddaughters birth. What a miracle!!!! I will be leaving the day after Christmas to stay with our daughter for a few weeks, so my posts might be sporadic. This picture was taken within a few hours after delivery.......
Now onto today's card. I wanted to make another shape card. This one is of Santa. Enjoy!!!
For this card you will need your gypsy and the cricut cartridge A Quilted Christmas. On page 30 of the manual, I cut everything out at 5 1/2". I started out welded two Santa's together <Santa1> to form the card base. This was cut out in white cardstock. I cut this same image out in red cardstock and adhered it to the base card. From there, I just started layering. <Layer1> was cut in red. <Layer1-shift> was cut in white. I hid the eyes on <Layer2> and only cut the hands out in black. <Layer2 - shift> was cut in brown.
After putting Santa together. I put stickles through all the swirls. This helped give Santa a decorative red coat.
For his bag of toys, I used Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" and distressed his bag alittle.
For his furry cuffs and hat, I used some white puffy by tulip and heated it up to help make it look like fur. When I was finished I added a little clear glitter on top to help make him sparkle some.
Since I choose not to cut out his eyes, I stamped his eyes with Momento Tuxedo Black and took some pink ink to give him rosy cheeks and pink lips.
Challenges I've entered into:
Little Scrap Pieces - Santa Baby
FCCB - Shaped Card
BBTB2 - Santa Clause
My Craft Spot - Shaped Card
Die Cuttin' Divas - Holiday Spirit
Pause Dream Enjoy - December Celebration
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!