This was the inspiration for my Christmas workshop cards that I found somewhere on the internet. Thanks to Amy (see watermark copyright) for the idea.
This was my version of the above card. the tag was created by punching a slot on each end using the Fiskars Ribbon Punch then corner rounding it and threading the ribbon through.
The white paper was torn to resemble snow.
I was suddenly faced with the challenge of making the Santa's outfit red; after all it's a solid image that comes out black when stamped. I considered stamping it in red, but then he'd have red boots and all the outlines would also be red...not on!
Then I remembered all those little bottles of colour embossing powder in my stash.
So I coloured the areas I wanted to change to red using an Emboss Dual Pen, poured the powder on, heated it and voila, Father Christmas the way he should look!
It was then just a matter of colouring the belt with black and the buckle in gold. The white 'fur' got glue and "snow".
As I have some ladies that don't celebrate Christmas, I then decided to look for other stamps that could be used the same way for other occasion cards and found the Handstand Clown and the Owls. The Metallic and even the multicoloured embossing powders came in useful here.
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