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Saturday, September 10, 2011

OCC........Framed Santa

Good Saturday Morning Peeps!
It is time for another new challenge on the OCC Blog.

Our challenge hostess today is Holly Kean from Kean on Paper and she has another fun challenge for us:

Make a paper craft that uses a window as its focal point. Cut it out however you wish - with a die, trim it with scissors or use a craft knife - whatever you want!

I might have missed this one just a bit as I used a frame, but it has an opening like a window so i think it works.

I used the new Stampin Up set from the Holiday Mini called "Forest Festivities". I used just part of one of the stamps for my framed image. You see, Mrs. Claus has been wanting Santa to pose for a new photo all year and he always said he was too busy. So she just took matters in her own hands and snuck up on him and snapped a photo, she got him mid stride with the "naughty & nice" list in hand!!

He looks a bit busy, don't ya think? :)

I framed him with one of the new Designer Frames Embossing folders. I like the Santa in this set, not so much what else is with the Santa in the image so I just cut him out. I colored him with red ink and my aqua painter, I used some basic gray for his boots and belt. I added some crystal effects over the boots and some dazzling details on his fur and beard.

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous holiday card, Vicki! Love it! Hope to play along again this week!

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

cute! do you use scissors or an exacto when you cut?

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your Santa is adorable Vicki. Love the way you have him colored along with the crystal effects and dazzling details! That frame EF is very cool too. I may need to acquire that with my next SU purchase! Great color combo and that red bow is just plain luscious!

Hope you have had a great weekend!


Kristin said...

He's so stinkin' cute! I love the embosseded details you added to this, really perfect. You and Tui must have been on the same wavelength this week on your colors! have a great week!

Sharon said...

Vicki, I love all the texture your card has, and that cute santa poking thru the 'window' is so darling!
Great card!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh Vicki ... Your card is just adorable .... I love Santa all blinged up and looking very suave ... Your textured background is fabulous and I really like the new embossed oval frame, it is the first time I have seen it and it is maki g it's way on my next order - thank you for showcasing it!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love that you took a cute and sweet image, and made a pretty elegant card with it! It's both sophisticated and fun at the same time! Sorry it took me all week to comment...hope you enjoy your weekend :)