November 03, 2018

CAS Christmas November Challenge - Santa

Hello there!  Jolly old St. Nick - aka Santa - is this month’s challenge at CAS Christmas.  Here's my card.

My card was inspired by a song.  The obvious is “Here Comes Santa Claus", but it was actually "Baby Santa" oops I meant "Santa Baby" (thanks, Loll for the correction) the part that goes "hurry down the chimney tonight”!  

Started by stamping Santa with Copic friendly black ink on a scrap of X-press It cardstock, coloured in with Copics, then fussy cut out.   Created the chimney by blending Barn Door and Vintage Photo distress inks (di) through a brick stencil.  Cut a white strip for the top of the chimney and lightly added "soot" with the ink remaining on the black sponge.

For the sky background, blended Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch di’s on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Next a Postage Stamp panel with a circle aperture in the centre was die cut from Whisper White cardstock.  Assembled the pieces behind the circle opening to create the rooftop scene, then foam mounted the panel onto a white card base.  Heat embossed the sentiment from the same set with white embossing powder on a black strip.  Added snow with a white gel pen to finish.

This was the second version.  My first version was a starry night sky, but I wasn't happy with the look of the background spritz with water and it didn't photograph well.

We have the talented winner of our September Wreath challenge, Pam Sparks of Expressions with Heart,  joining us as our guest this month.  She and my team have created some fabulous CAS Santa Christmas cards to inspire you.  Check them out HERE .  Challenge runs till November 24, so there is plenty of time to get your entries linked up.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Thank you for spending time with me.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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Christine Alexander said...

So cute Trina, great colouring and I love both of those night skies. Awesome cards. BTW I think I need one of those rectangular postage stamp die sets :)

Mac Mable said...

Such creative and fun cards. Love how you made the chimney and as always love your attention to detail. The postage rectangle frame die really is fabulous and so are both of your amazing cards X

Loll said...

You make the most adorable and colourful cards Trina. The blended sky is the most amazing combination. Great work! And love the fun Santa trying to get down the chimney! I know which song you are talking about ... it's Santa Baby! Now I'm going to have that stuck in my head all night! :) xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Trina, I'm always impressed by the way you use stamps and I enjoy clicking the stamp links to see what the original stamp images are. This is one of the great examples - the original Santa image was not upside down but you used it in a clever way.
You created such an adorable scene! Love all the details including the sponged "soot".
Hideko xx

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous and beautiful Trina! I love your card! The postage stamp is perfect and everything is so pretty! Thank you so much for having me play a long this month! So delighted to be here with you all! <3

Susan said...

What a wonderful snowy sky behind that great image of Santa disappearing down the chimney (and great job on creating the chimney too). I really like the starry sky on the other card too. I’m

nancy littrell said...

Such a fun and cute Santa design, Trina. I love how you "built" your sooted chimney, so clever. Beautiful snowy sky too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Helen said...

Two fun Santa cards, Trina. The sky options --snowy or clear -- are a great touch. tfs

Linda said...

I think both cards are fantastic. Love your Santa going down the chimney head first. So cute, Trina. Have a great week.

Tristan said...

Trina you've created a fabulous Christmas card and I love your story on how he came about. Lovely colouring. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

Bonnie said...

What fun, Trina! Love this image and your snowy sky and chimney! I like the starry sky version too! These cards are bound to make people smile!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, these are the most fun Santa cards! I love both!

Gail said...

A fun Santa card! Love how you used the circle of colour surrounded by the white background. It really draws attention to the image. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Colleen said...

Trina, this is priceless!

Monika Reeck said...

yay Trina
this is sooo cuuteee
love always your CAS card design
so happy if you like to visit my DT card too sweety
many thanks to playing with us at ATSM this time
hugs and happy weekend :)

Michelle said...

Such a fun card. I like it very much.

Thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenges.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Gwendolyn said...

Love, love LOVE this cute Christmas card Trina! Your colouring id just amazing and together with the frame die you used makes this CAS card so spectacular! Thanks for sharing it at our Anything Goes challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations again! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great card, Trina! Just love Santa heading down the chimney & both blue backgrounds! The stenciled chimney looks amazing too!!

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's November "Aperture" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, MIUCB DT
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