Thursday, November 17, 2022

Blue Santa

 I recently started playing with the wonderful Tartan Builder Stencil Set from the Greetery and decided to pair the plaid background with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Santa Die I recently purchased.

I just used one color on the 4 plaid stencils that I used - Ranger Distress Candied Apple.  I applied the ink with a blender brush.  And I gave Santa a blue suit for contrast.   The sentiment was made using Penned Elegance stamps and dies from PTI which may not be available now.  The sentiment is up on foam dots.

I'm linking my card to:
I was inspired by the red striped towel and the blue dishes

this is the first time I'm using the Santa die.

My background is stenciled.

Stamps:  Penned Elegance: Christmas - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  White - PTI, blue - Park Lane (JoAnn)
Ink:  Ranger Distress Candied Apple, Versafine Clair Nocturne.
Accessories:  Retro Santa Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Penned Elegance: Christmas dies - PTI, Tartan Builder Stencil Set - The Greetery, blender brush, foam dots


papierelle said...

This is an exceptionally beautiful die and I love this Santa. Normally, Santa Claus would have been designed in red. But I particularly like the fact that you didn't do it. Perhaps you would like to show your card at the dream factory. Our theme: Santa Claus

Fabiola said...

oh Julia, elle est très moderne et chic, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Ho ho ho, Julia - love Santa's blue suit! Perfect atop the red plaid!!

Lisa Elton said...

Delightful card!

Rosmarie said...
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Rosmarie said...

Stunning Christmas card!!! Love that chubby blue Santa on that beautiful red plaid!!! Thank you so much for playing along with 52CCT. Rosi xx
Would be a great entry for our Dream Factory "Santa Clause" challenge as well!!

Bonnie said...

Love that bright red plaid, Julia! And that Santa is delightful and takes me back to my childhood!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I LOVE your cool blue Santa against the red background! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT:)

Bonnie Lynn said...

What an awesome card!! I love your blue Santa. Thanks for sharing with us at NBUS. Hope you continue to share your creations. Bonnie GDT

Laurel said...

This is fantastic. I love the retro vibe! Thanks for playing at IB