Thursday, November 7, 2013

Santa Made It to a card!

 A few days ago, I colored this Santa and I was excited to put him onto a card, but the image is so large I had a problem finding the perfect way to display him.  He fits perfectly on Spellbinders Romantique die.  here's the is a bugger getting the paper to release from the die.I didn't want to tear the image, especially since I'd taken forever to color it...I put freezer paper against the die, then taped my image to the freezer paper.  Much easier to release the image and no tears, or tears!  Isn't it odd they are spelled the same?  Hmmmmm!  Anyway, getting back on topic....I love coloring on 28 pound Hammermill Color copy digital paper.  It's really smooth and I can blend more easily.  Another reason sticky dies are a problem.  the freezer paper solved the problem.  I added some bling and some glitter and did some pen work and a little sentiment and the outside is for the inside.....
Pretty simple, a border punch and a sentiment and it's done.  Best of all, with the exception of Santa, everything is done using up "stuff".  I shall head over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop...If I hurry I can make it before the gates slam closed. I'm also skipping over to Crafty HazelNut's Christmas Challenge and posting my little Santa. 

Have a crafty weekend....Hugs,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. That is one of the nicest Santa's I've seen this year!

  2. One of my favourite Santa images too Mary. I love that you cracked it with the sticky die! Well done.

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. Ho, ho, ho, - super card, Mary. Thanks for adding for CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. I l
    ove this very traditional Father Christmas. just as I remember from being a child. Looks really good set into your spellbinders die. I have bought(I say that vey loosely)
    this die and a similar one but if I ever get to actually have my mitts on them is another matter. Until then I will just look at yours!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  5. This type of Santa image is the one that comes instantly to my mind when I think of Santa.
    Your card is gorgeous and I also just love the inside sentiment.

    I almost had my hands on some of those sharpies from your previous post. DH is heading down iacross the obrder today to gas up the card for our upcoming rip to my Mums. It is a 4 to 5 hour drive, through the Highway Through Hell(check out the TV show) and he wanted to stock up on the lower priced gas for the trip.

    We always go down to Bellingham and I do my crafting shopping while he goes and lines up for the Costco gas. This am he announces he is short on time and only going to Blaine!!! Teensy, tiny financially depressed village and NO craft stores or Office Depot...sigh...
    Hope to go in 2 wweeks when we do our biweekly graceries/gas run!
    I amdetermined to get my hands on those ltra fine point pens...I am going to pick up a set for my youngest daughter...she does several pinterest type crafts that call for sharpies.

  6. Beautiful image, and I agree with you on the larger images taking such a huge card by the time you fit an appropriate die. Thanks for the freezer paper tip, I knew about the wax paper (which I usually forget until I have to utter some unkind words trying to release the paper). Also didn't know about this Hammermill paper. Will have to hunt some for digi's. I have used Xpress & GP (printer doesn't like Neenah). Have to be careful with coloring, as it sometimes smears even though I've either let it dry or heatset it. Maybe this paper would work better. TFS such a gorgeous Santa & all the great tips. Hugs

  7. One of the prettiest Santas ever! Love how you mounted him and the inside is awesome too!


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