Jolly Santa

Hello, Birch Press Friends! Allison here, and I’m sharing a fun card with you today featuring a couple new products from the most recent release. Isn’t that little Santa the cutest?

The first thing I did was create the wreath with the new Holly Wreath Plate Layer set. I used mint and aqua colored card stock for Layers B and C and white card stock for Layer A. I then cut a panel of the mint color to just under 4.25″x5.5″, so that there would be a small white border when mounted to an A2 card base.

I took a plain circle die and cut a circle in the mint card panel where I would be placing my wreath. I then temporarily positioned this panel on my white card base and cut the same circle from the front of the card base so that the holes would line up, and you can see straight through the wreath into the inside of the card. I popped the panel up on foam tape and adhered it to the card base, and then I glued the wreath over the circle opening.

Next, I prepared my Santa using the Santa Face die set. I cut everything from a piece of white card stock and then I ink blended color onto his face, nose and hat with Distress Inks. I used a black glaze gel pen for his eyes. I assembled him with liquid glue and then positioned him in the center of the wreath, glueing him to the INSIDE of the card. That way, when you open the card, the Santa is part of the inside design, as well. The sentiment that I chose for the inside comes from a retired Birch Press Design stamp set called Joy and Peace.

For the main sentiment, I chose the Jolly Sugar Script die. I cut both the shadow and word from white card stock, and then I ink blended the word with the same Distress Ink that I used for Santa’s hat (Worn Lipstick). I glued the sentiment onto the bottom of the wreath – it kind of looks like a bow! I finished the card by adding some jewels to the wreath where the berries would go.

Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope this card inspires you and brings a smile to your face!

Wishing you a crafty day,
Allison


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