Monday, September 12, 2011

Santa's Beard Comes Alive

I recently participated in a Santa card swap.  Our fearless leader, Cindy, gave all participants of Sun City's Cardmaking/Scrapbook Club a rather large stamped image of Santa Clause and we were all asked to make a card for the swap.

Here is my finished card.   I made it a Gate Fold Card (used a normal 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Garden Green cardstock and scored it at 2 1/8" on both ends of the long side to form the gate fold).  Gotta love the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (pg 7 of Holiday Mini).  This gives you 1/8" increments.

Love the Frostwood Lodge DSP (pg 28 Holiday Mini) and the Red Glimmer Paper (pg 41 Holiday Mini).  I then colored the pre-stamped image with our markers.  

The technique here to make his beard, eyebrows and mustache shimmer and pop was done as follows:

Generously apply Tomboy glue in a swirling pattern over the large beard area.  I also applied it on the fur on his hat and eyebrows.  Then, while still wet, applied our dazzling diamonds glitter.  Again, while still wet, I used the Heat Tool (pg 201) until the glue starts to bubble.  Let dry completely, and wahlaah ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Extra COOL.