Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Santa and His Airplane

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Wednesday edition of the Blog.

Well we are down to the wire with Christmas now. It's just 4 days until the big day. Children are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. Speaking of Santa, today it's all about Santa with a twist. He is flying an airplane. Maybe his reindeer are on strike this year (lol)!!

My flying Kris Kringle is an older die from CottageCutz. The die is a 4 x 6 and all the plane pieces are arranged separately on the metal plate. This allows you the option of cutting in whatever color you want. I love all the detail on this die.

Here are some details on how I created this card. Not really much explanation needed though. Basically all I did was cut the image pieces in the colors I wanted. You could also cut them in white cardstock and then color with your choice of medium.

Red Card Base: 4 x 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Blue Layering panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Embossed Image Panel: 4" x 5 1/2"

My image panel is patterned paper that is already embossed and all you have to do is add your color. The embossed area will resist the ink. I thought this background looked like snow falling. I sponged a light blue ink on the background.

Here is another way to create a snowy background with sponging and a brayer. Then the use of a stencil creates the falling snow.

To add a little background interest to my scene I cut pine trees using the deer & forest border die. I cut a slope in white cardstock and added some chunky glitter. For my sentiment I used the Merry Christmas Santa die and cut in red cardstock.

 Well, that's it for me for this wee. I want to take an opportunity to wish all of you a very, Merry Christmas. Thanks for all the support and comments you have all left this past year. See you next week.



karen said...

Oh how jolly! Love your flying Santa. Thank heavens I have this die. :0)

Lois said...

How fun, Mary!!!

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creative lady said...

Love this die, I have never seen it before. Love the layout of your card.