This week at Merry Monday Sue is challenging us to include a Santa on our cards. (Or Father Christmas, as I would call him!) I had a more involved idea that I wanted to do for this card, but since being ill I’ve fallen behind on things. I did get started on my other idea, but then I started coming down with a fever (lucky me!) so I switched to something simpler instead, which is how I came up with this card. I have made a similar card before, which is good because I didn’t have to put too much brain power into it!
This card really was very straight forward to make. I stamped the image, from Art Impressions’ Merriest Christmas stamp set, along with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages directly onto my card base. I then coloured the image in using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers along with some Yosoo markers to fill in any colour gaps. The red, for example, is with Yosoo markers as I do not have any red SN markers.
That really was all that I did with the card! I stamped it, and I coloured it. It took me quite a long time though because I kept having to stop and rest. All I wanted to do was go to sleep… But I got it done in the end!
As I said this is very similar to a card I’ve made before. It is also a very simple card, with not a lot needing to be done. Thankfully the image is lovely and can really carry the card on its own. I’d love to get some more Art Impression stamps for exactly that reason!
Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional: Use Some Blue
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes
Double “D” Challenges – Here Comes Santa Claus
HLS CAS Challenge – Christmas
HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge – Anything Goes
Merry Monday – Santa
Mod Squad – Merry and Bright
STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS and Optional: Brown
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)