Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Here Comes Old Saint Nick

It's finally here! The kids are jumping with joy and Santa's elves are hurrying to assemble all the last minute toys and presents!

Today's card is from Colorado Craft Company (CCC) and it's from the Lovely Legs selection, appropriately named~ Santa is Coming.

Lots and lots of detail coloring in this beautiful image, which of course I used my Copic markers.  I think the hardest thing to remember is not to have too many colors when you are working on a piece this detailed. Try to maintain the color set consistent throughout the image so that the viewer's eyes aren't distracted by too many color families. 

I used a 6" card base and covered it with the small holly print paper first.  Then layered the green holly mat (5 x 6, with the Tattered Lace Nested Beaded Chain Die cut edge) and then the colored image (~4 x 5) placed on the right top corner.  I folded the corner of the green mat up and used a double sided tape to hold it in place.  If you look closely you'll see the 'thread' in the button, isn't thread.  It's a super thin strip of paper ~ that is a scrap of matching paper!  A scrapbooking trick from long ago to make your button thread match your page elements.  For the finishing touch, I added the vellum strip 'Old Saint Nick'.  This one ended up taking quite a while to complete, but it was worth it in the end. I made it for my crafting BFF, someone who definitely knows the hours of work that goes into some of the cards like this one. 

Thanks for stopping by, now get everyone in bed so Old Saint Nick can come down your chimney!
Serving a Risen Savior, 
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  1. A beautiful classic style card Pam - and as usual beautifully coloured

  2. cute card and fun papers. I like the scene and layout. thanks for sharing over at Colour crazy

  3. Great card, love how you did the corner! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT!

  4. Thanks for sharing your awesome Christmas project with us in the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog's December "Anything Christmas Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  5. Pamela, what a lovely Christmas card you have made. I know what you mean about too many colours sometimes but this card everything works so well. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member). PS Wishing you a belated Happy New Year and I hope that the year is happy, healthy and very crafty for you