NOTE: The Folded Tree directions are now posted on my Blog post from yesterday. Scroll down to see the diagram.
I love the Snowman in Stampin' Up!'s Jolly Old Saint Nick set and have used him a lot…in fact, he is featured on my Christmas Card this year! However, the Santa face stamp is really nice and I wanted to feature him on today's Create with Connie and Mary's Saturday Challenge! If you are a subscriber and play along, you are entered into a drawing to win one of two $75 gift certificates or a chance to win a free subscription to the next edition of Create with Connie and Mary! It's not too late to join! We have a sketch challenge for you today that was lots of fun!
And here is my card:
I took my colors from Jolly Holiday Designer Paper, so the base of the card is Old Olive. I layered the circle pattern onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I also used the stripe pattern and layered it on Old Olive for some contrast against the circles. I wrapped around the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and tied a bow. In the center, I used Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up!'s Delightful Decorations stamp set and stamped it in Basic Black on Old Olive, then punched with the 3/4 Circle Punch. In the center is an Old Olive Glimmer Brad, too!
Then I stamped the Santa face on Very Vanilla with Black Stazon Ink. I used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker and AquaPainter to watercolor his hat. I used the Blush Blossom Marker to color his face, then added a little Pretty in Pink color for his checks and tongue. I accented the beard and hat band with some watercolored Sahara Sand Marker. On his hat pom-pom, I placed a Very Vanilla Button. He is cut out and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of a 2 1/2 circle of Cherry Cobbler cardstock!
Check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team has done this week with the sketch!
Mary Brown – StamperCamper's Corner
Cristena Bagne – Gettin' Crafty
Rochelle Gould – I stamp, I create, I have fun!
Jenn Picard – A New Ink on Life
If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Mary site yet, It's not too late! We feature new Holiday Mini products every week. There is a new project posted every day and there will be an average of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. NEW is a project sheet for every project not having a tutorial! We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done, so you will always have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Preview Week projects please visit at Create with Connie and Mary!