One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
If a messy living room is the meter of a joyful Christmas, we had a crazy happy Christmas day. Honestly, we did; so much so that no one wants to remove the evidence. I hope Santa's throwing a big victory party for himself and his elves – he deserves it.
Tip: It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but I added some velvet flock to Santa's fur trim. Flock can be a little tricky, so I tried something different. I cut out the trim pieces and put them in a Xyron Create-a-Sticker upside down, so the sticky side was facing on the top surface. It covered the surface nicely with glue to hold the flock. There are other ideas for attaching flocking at this thread in Splitcoast Stampers: Flocking Help. The white flocking is pretty transparent, so you can still see some of the stamped images and your Copic shading underneath it.
If you love challenges, here are a few more I played with for this card.
- The Sweet Stampin' Challenge says Celebrate. (I'm celebrating retirement of elf duties until next year.)
- Craft Your Days Away says "Punch it Out" (CYDA #10).
- Our Creative Corner says Fa-la-la Felt (felt or flocking).
- The Copic Creations challenge #41 says Sparkle!
- And, finally, the sketch is from this week's Card Pattern Sketch #96.
Here's the rest of the recipe and the Copic Markers:
- Paper – Prism, BasicGrey Figgy Pudding, Stampin' Up! Textured Card Stock; Stampin' Up! Waffle Paper
- Stamps – Eat Cake Grapics 1102-P Yahoo Santa, My Favorite Things (MFT) Mini Alphabet
- Inks – Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics
- Tools – Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics (Bannier Strip Die)
- Glitter – German Glass Glitter
- Misc. –Doodle Bug Crushed Velvet Flock
- Techniques – Sewing and Paper Piecing