52 Christmas Card Throwdown ~ Color Challenge

Good Morning!  Today's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog challenge is a color challenge.  The colors this week are:  White, Black, Red, and Silver.  As soon as I saw this week's color challenge I kept thinking Santa and I always wanted to try and make Santa suit card.  I posted another photo below to try and show a close up view.

My card base is real red and from there I began to build my Santa suit.  I took some white card stock and ran it through my big shot using my final press embossing folder and then I added one score line down the center.  Then I took another piece of white card stock and I punched each side using my scallop trim border punch and I layered my dry embossed piece on top of it.  I did the same thing for the white trim below the black belt too.

It's hard to see in my photo so I wanted to mention that the belt is dry embossed using my square lattice embossing folder.  The belt buckle is silver.  I used silver glimmer paper and I cut out a square piece and then punched the center using my 1" square punch.  For the other smaller part of the buckle I used my word window punch.   

To make the buttons I used the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Punch pack and I simply added four small dots using my white gel pen.

I wanted my Christmas sentiment to be in white ink so I decided to use white embossing powder and heat emboss my sentiment.  I sometimes do this when I'm stamping white onto a darker color card stock, it makes the sentiment stand out and easier to read rather than just using white craft ink.

When you are making a card with smaller details and layered onto dry (or heat) embossing you will want to use glue dots.  Snail adhesive is not strong enough to hold this together.  I used lots of glue dots on this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you like my Santa suit card!  Be sure to take a moment to see the other design team member's cards on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog.  Have a great day!

*card #63 out of 100 cards in 100 days goal

Stamps:  Christmas Greetings
Card Stock:  Real Red, White, Black, Glimmer Paper Silver
Ink:  VersaMark
Supplies:  Big Shot, Final Press Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Punch Pack- for circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Word Window Punch, 1" Square Punch, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Glue Dots
Technique:  Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing, Punch Art

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Colleen Dietrich said...

Patty, this makes me smile! So clever!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Patty, this is cuter than cute. You have the best ideas. Bookmarking this one!!! Thanks.

Bexx said...

This is absolutely stunning! I may have to CASE. Or try to, it's probably too awesome for me. :D

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Mynnette said...

PATTY!!!! Too cute!!! So clever--I've seen cards like this before, but never with as much detail and so wonderfully put together! Thanks for all you've done while I've been away--you are a gem! :)

Ruth M said...

Adorable, wonderful card! Makes me want to run to my craft room and make a Santa card right this minute!

Thanks Patty for the inspiration, a CASE is pending!

Ruth x

Louise van Vuren said...

From the minute I saw this card I loved it...sooo clever I want to CASE it too! You really do have amazing ideas Patty


Smiles, Laurie said...

Fantastic! How Fun!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is cute and so well done Patty, I love it!