This week our teapot is a Santa Star with a peppermint candy cane handle. I don't have much in the way of Santa images, so off to the internet I went. Heck, I went there for the star too, but changed my mind after the two wouldn't fit on a card.
Here I used the star ef. I made 2 sheets and cut the bigger stripe from each one. Then I did the corners of one sheet. Though Santa covers most of it, I was going for a candy cane look.
The Santa is from an on line coloring book, (RaisingOurKids.com) this one makes me think of my Grandma, as it would be one she would use. I colored Santa with Prisma pencils, using a cotton swab and my finger to blend.
Santa sure has a sparkle in his eyes, as I used itty bitty crystals there. The fur trimmed hat is done with the cotton stuffing you get in pill bottles, there's a little bit of glitter on it, but you can't see it here.
At first I had planned to use hand cut holly leaves and berries, but I remembered that I had these pieces in with the Christmas stuff (much better than hand cut).
I actually like how this turned out. My coloring is decent for a change. Dh says this isn't really my style, but he likes it too! This card will more than likely go to the DGS, though I'm debating between this one and a snowman family.
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 GMT Views: 553
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 56315
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 @ 1:54 PM
That cotton is perfect - as is the twinkle in Santa's eye. And the star embossing folder and your peppermint stripe - you've got it all covered here.
I only remembered about my box of Christmas bits this week!! Bit late, with all my cards made except for any I'm making for challenges.
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 31924
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 @ 3:11 PM
What a fabulous Santa, Jennifer - this is the Santa of my childhood, it brings back memories of coloring - oh, how I loved to do Christmas pictures - you've done him beautifully and the layout is striking - love the embossing and the fluffy hat!
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 60004
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 @ 5:30 PM
This card is so darn happy! I just love, love, love it! What fun it is...so bright and cheerful! You always manage to come up with just the right card for the challenge....even without stamps! I like it very much and I think it will make anyone jump for joy at the mailbox! The the star cuttlebuggin too!