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Monday, August 29, 2016

Santa challenge

Hi all - it's the 9th and final challenge to my friend Heather (and anyone else playing along). We've been issuing Christmas card challenges during July and August while Merry Monday was on hiatus. Note: Lori's summer link-up is still active until August 31st so check on uploading cards that might fit past Merry Monday challenges. I've tried to do it whenever I remember....

Challenge #9 - include a Santa on your Christmas card

Merry Monday has used this challenge in the past and I had such fun with it, I decided it would be a great way to end our summer challenge. There's no deadline for making a card; after all, we're always looking to add to our Christmas stash!! Here's my inspiration card for Heather:

Santa head Merry Christmas

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts celadon card, the Paper Studio Old World Christmas (dotted paper), Neenah Solar White
Stamps - Hero Arts CL114 Joyful Greetings - retired (Santa) and CL343 Holiday Sayings (sentiment)
Other - Copic Markers, Scotch glitter washi tape, foam tape; Ink - Ranger Archival "Watering Can" (Wendy Vecchi)

This was another super simple card, perfect for mass production. Added patterned paper to bottom of an A2 card and layered a strip of washi at the top. Stamped the sentiment on the card's top right in the open space. Stamped the Santa head on a scrap of Neenah Solar White (Copic friendly) and trimmed it. Colored with Copic Markers and popped it onto the card with foam tape. Done!!

I will add this card to Lori's link-up and look forward to the Merry Makers' return. Can't wait for Heather's final challenge to me. Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!


!neke said...

Like this "simple" card !

Ineke X

Betty Keefe said...

darling card - love that polka dot paper and cute little Santa peeking from the top!

Greta said...

Super cute--love the glitter Washi, Linda!

Heather Doran said...

Aw this is super cute, Linda! Beautiful colouring and shading on the sweet Santa image and the polka dots and sparkle add to the fun!