Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ethnic Santa

Molly Blooms - Boxing Day Santa Christmas text Background  *Stamp* - Calendars

Morning Everyone
Hope you are having a good weekend and that it is not too cold where you are.
We are really getting into the Christmas spirit here, the light are up on the outside of the house and the tree is in the first stages of being dressed. You can't move for wrapping paper and prezzies, I'm beginning to know how Santa must feel :)
The card I am sharing today was made at the request of a friend at work. She wanted a card for her parents with a Black Santa on it, not something that you can easily find in the shops. It also had to be big with plenty of bling since her Mum is nearly blind and would therefore need to 'feel' it.
She didn't mind whether the card was comical or traditional just so long as it was large so this wonderful Molly Blooms stamp Boxing Day Santa immediately sprang to mind. I have coloured him using Distress inks and then cut him out with a circular Grand Nestie.
The wood grain background is a piece of card stock which has been stamped and gold embossed down one side using X9449G Christmas Text Background and then cut out using another of my Grand Nesties.
The main panel of background paper is Magnolia paper Blue Christmas Holly with a fine handstitched border drawn onto it.
The flowers are a combination of ready made and die cuts with the lovely Heart Swirl Branch Doohickey and Marianne Creatable Pine Tree Branch. The pine branches have been glittered by embossing them with sticky embossing powder and then pouring fine glitter over them.
A Time to Share is from a Woodware clear stamp set FRCL105 Traditional Christmas Greetings and 25th December is from Lili of the Valley.
The whole thing was assembled using an 8 inch square card which I picked up in Peterboro when I was up there last month. I knew they would come in handy especially as they come complete with envelopes. I did suggest to my friend that she might need to post it in a padded envelope just to be on the safe side.
I am waiting to hear what her parents thought of it but she was absolutely thrilled. She has already given me details of the birthday card that she wants for her Dad in February.
I am entering the card into the following challenges
Crazy 4 Challenges - Its Santa
So Artful - Tis the Season picture inspiration
Creative Craft Challenges - Stitching Faux or real
Sassy Cheryls Challenge - Santa
It's no good I must get on with writing my Christmas cards now, I can't put it off any longer.
It really is the bit I hate doing, maybe I should get a stamp made up with all of our names on it to cut down on the hand cramps lol.

Happy Crafting


  1. What a fantastic Santa card! Love the image and all the details and dimension! I am sure the lucky recipient will treasure it! Thanks so much for joining us at So Artful!

  2. I love this card, I love the mix of traditional and fun

  3. Hi Kim,
    Lovin the ethnic santa its so cute, I love the spruce detail as always you rock :)

  4. what a great card... and perfect for the challenge at Creative Craft Challenges...good luck and thank you for joining us

    Sylvia x

  5. Great card Kim you definitely rose to the challenge and it turned out fab
    Hugs louise xx

  6. He's fabulous! He doesn't look like he'll be moving out of that chair anytime soon. Beautifully colored.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Santa challenge this week! Your friend is going to LOVE it!

  7. What a fab Santa he looks too, Thanks for your lovely comment recently, I really appreciated it.
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  8. Omgosh! She is going to love getting this amazing work of art! I love every little detail!
    Thanks for playing along with us in the Sassy Cheryl Santa challenge this week!

  9. Ditto all of the above!! Gilly x


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