Friday, November 30, 2012

PKS Challenge 45 :: Just Cards :: Shape It Up!

 Good morning and happy Friday!  
Are you all geared up for a fabulous weekend?
The Halls are being decked, and it's sure beginning to look a lot like
Christmas around here.  Well, all except for the snow, and with
it being almost 60 degrees today, I kinda doubt that we'll be
seeing any of the white stuff.  While the warm weather
is sure nice, it doesn't make it feel much like
Christmas, BUT making Christmas
cards sure does!

Here's the card I made for the latest Peachy Keen Challenge #45.  For this challenge, we're "Shaping It Up", meaning that cards and projects need to be shaped, and that's something other than the standard square or rectangle.  Some of my DT Sistahs have created amazing shaped cards as well, so be sure to head on over to The Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to check out their designs and find all the details about this challenge.

I chose to actually use some of the SVG files I've been collecting by making this Santa shaped card.  The SVG files comes from SVG Cuts using the Santa Card file from their Christmas Open House Kit.  I am in love with their files, and I've found them VERY reasonably priced for all that's included.  They often offer a sale where if you buy two you get a specific kit FREE!  Whoohoo!  I LOVE free, and that's exactly how I acquired this Christmas Open House kit!  Here's my card, and I love the way it turned out, BTW.  ;-)  You don't often hear me say that out loud, because I'm my own worst critic!
Isn't that the CUTEST little winking face you've seen?  I knew when I saw this card file that I wanted to use my new Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces 1.75" to give Santa that ornery wink.  It turned out just as I pictured it in my head, and yes, I DO picture things in my head... ALL the time!!  It's how I roll!!  I cut the pieces for Santa with my Silhouette Cameo using the Make The Cut software.  I ran the piece for Santa's beard and mustache through the Big Shot using the swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, and I sponged the edges using Sahara Sand ink from Stampin' Up!.  The skin tones were sponged with Cameo Coral Stamin' Up! ink, and his face was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I colored the white of his eye with a Saukura White Gelly Roll Pen ( My MOST FAVORITE white gel pen).  

For the sparkle on the fur of Santa's hat, I inked the pieces with Versamark clear watermark ink, and sprinkled them with Heat and Stick powder from Stampin' Up!  Using a heat embossing tool, I began melting the powder, and  after the powder is all melted, it gets REALLY sticky.   I then gave the pieces a generous dose of Martha Steward chunky glitter and the heat set it again.  This technique works so well, and the glitter doesn't come off if you use the heat and stick powder.  It stays in tact so much better than simply using glue and glitter.  Works like a charm EVERY time! 

Well, I hope you think Santa is as totally adorable as I do!
It was sure fun making him, and I thank you so very
much for stopping by my blog.  Have a 
glorious day and HAPPY STAMPING!

26 comments:

LuvScrappingTogether said...

Oh Lorie, Your Santa card is so cute! I love the new stamps! He looks like he has a twinkle in his eye. Love it! ~hugs, Saundra :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!! This is just AMAZING Lorie!!! What an ADORABLE Santa!!!

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Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

HOLY CRAP! This is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra Rosario said...

This is such a stunning card I LOVE it!!!

Creative M said...

Oh!My!This is the CUTEST Santa EVER!!
Migdalia

Anonymous said...

I love your Santa...very unique. Jan Douglas, Jacksonville, FL

Jackie said...

Your card is so cute! I love the sparkle...TFS!!!

sassy said...

what a amazing and cutie of a card love this santa...hugs sassyxx

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

JUST ADOABLE!! LOVE all the dimension and textures you gave him! Beautiful work as always!Love ya! Kathy

Leanne said...

You AMAZE me!!! This is the cutest Santa I've seen!! Hugs, Leanne

kadie said...

This is fantabulous, Lorie! Wow! love the way you made his beard too! So clever!! HUGS and happy weekend...no snow...no snow

sweetpeaemmalou said...

Love, love, love this! Looks so realistic! TFS!

Kate said...

WOW! Your Santa is so Lively. Like always Stunning Work.

GiGi said...

This is SO SO SO cute! That face is precious and the whole card itself is amazing! Beautiful job Lorie!

Liz Williams said...

This would be great for the song, "Must be Santa"! This is adorable. Ya gotta love that cheerful little fellow!

Donna Ellis said...

such an adorable Santa with beautifully glittered details! So pretty. He is too cute not to be pinned!

Viv said...

Oh Lorie!! As soon as I saw this, my eyes widened like saucers and my jaw dropped! This has to be THE cutest Santa EVER!!! He's fabulous my friend. xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh Lorie, this card is Ho Ho Ho cute!!!

Pam said...

I just love your Santa and all his sparkle!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Kathy Salido said...

This card is so amazing, I absolutely love it!!

Creative M said...

Just when I thought I have sened it all, I come across this BEAUTY of a card!!This is SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL!!WOW!Very Creative & Talented!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia

Kim Score said...

WOW! and Double WOW! I am totally blown away!

Janice W. said...

Lorie I LOVE your Santa! He looks fantastic! Thanks for the tips about the heat and stick powder too! Love and hugs, Janice

Lisa B said...

This has to be the cutest, cutest, cutest and most well put together Santa I have ever seen!! You surely are one talented lady. And what makes it even better is your heart is as big as your talent!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Downright adorable. So creative!!!

Sherrie K. said...

This is AMAZING and so FABULOUS!!! Wow, I can't stop looking at Santa! You did a fantastic job on the embossing, the glitter and that face-it is amazing!Love it!
Sherrie K
http;//sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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