Saturday, July 14, 2018

Peeking Santa

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. Hope you are enjoying your summer. It's been so hot and humid here in the Pittsburgh area. So I thought I would cool things done a bit and bring you a Christmas card.

There isn't a new release of dies for July,  so we have decided to have a throwback month.  The team will be featuring some of our previously released dies to give you fresh ideas for using them.

My favorite TV shopping channel is having a big Christmas in July event. And, of course, I already started my Christmas shopping. 
Since, I am in the Christmas spirit I am featuring the Santa Peeker and the Peeker Pocket. dies. Let's get started with some details on how I created this card.
Step 1: This week I started with my layout. I saw this one on Splitcoaststampers and thought it would work great for the card that I had in mind. It would allow me to use Christmas patterned paper as well as traditional Christmas colors.
Step 2: I chose my colors for my card. The card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (#1) is red and I chose a matching patterned paper 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" for layer #2.
For layer 3 on the sketch, I am using the peeker pocket.
Layer #4 is red cardstock cut at 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Layer #5 is mossy meadow twine that matches the peeker pocket.
Step 3: Started cutting the die cut elements. First up is my peeker pocket. I used mossy meadow cardstock that picks up the color in the patterned paper.
Next, I cut the Santa. I colored his face and nose with Copic Markers EOO (skin white) & E02 (fruit pink). The arms, hat & beard are cut in cardstock. For the holly on his hat, I used wink of stella pen for a bit of bling.
The last die cut piece is my sentiment. I thought Believe was so appropriate with a Santa image. The word is from the Believe w/Holly Flourish die.
Step 4: Started my card assembly.
I thought the twine needed something else so I tied a little bow and used a red enamel dot center.  Attached the believe phrase with Ranger multi matte medium to complete my card.
Well that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a bit of inspiration if you own this pocket and Santa die. If you don't have them, they are still available in the online store. See you next Saturday.
dies I used to create card:


Janja said...

It's such a beautiful card, Mary.

Jeanne said...

This card is adorable! Puts me in the holiday spirit - I need to start on my Christmas cards.

Sukie said...

Great card! Your Santa is absolutely adorable peeking out of the pocket!

Joanne said...

Adorable card Mary! I love how you used Santa with the peeker pocket. Super cute!!!

Lois said...

Christmas in July is always a treat. And what a fun card with Santa peeking out of the pretty green pocket!

Sherry said...

Absolutely love it Mary. I have been enjoying some Christmas in July projects. - hugs, Sherry

Pam MacKay said...

Love this cute idea the Santa in the pocket is adorable!

Anja Ž. said...

Such a great idea! Love your Santa card.