Nov 1, 2019

Merry Santas

Been seeing a lot of colorful Christmas cards, particularly some really fun ones by Laura Bassen and I had to give it a try. Not your typical Christmas card, but I love all this fun color.

Chose a not-realistic (can there be such a thing???) Santa image from an old Hero Arts set, and blended a variety of Distress Oxide inks in an ombre pattern, embossed in white, and die cut. The sentiment is from an unlabeled set that Laura sent me and it works so well with these fun Santas. 

After I popped up each Santa, I waited until November 1 to go to Joann's and buy the white pom-poms. I spent ZERO $$ on papercrafting during October (and I'm still alive), but I was at Joann's right after it opened today! The pom-poms make the card, so I was glad I waited. I adhered them with mini glue dots, and I think they'll stay on through the mail if I wrap the card with tissue paper.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Merry! After a month of no spending, I'm looking forward to buying a few things, but gosh, there is so much to choose from.  Designers are continuing to produce some really fun products so it's hard to choose. I wish they would all take a month off!


Jeanne H said...

A fun, fun card! tfs Congrats on spending no money in October. I need to do that!

Leslie Miller said...

Unrealistic Santa... hahahaha! These look like Santa-shaped cut gem stones, if you know what I mean. The pom poms are a perfect finish. Very cute!!

Leslie Miller said...

ps: I've been over-influenced lately. If all those designers weren't so good at this stuff... Congrats on your spend-free October!