Whew....what a card!

Do you ever just get an idea and then get carried away with it? I saw here a Santa made from the Chef in the Voila! set and wanted to put my own spin on the idea. I retreated down into my Craft Layer (aka the Basement Family room I have slowly taken over!)

I feverishly stamped and snipped until I came up with this card:

I know, I know, you're thinking "Melissa, that card does not look like it took you forever to make. Sure, you awesomely stamped the snowflakes from Patterned Pines in Versamark on Kraft to form that awesome watermark effect....and sure, you had the brilliant idea to mask part of the "Happy" stamp from Happy Everything to make a Ho, Ho, Ho sentiment; but where's the Santa in all this?" (you know that's what you were thinking, admit it!)

So here's my Santa:

Wooooo-weee let me tell you that not ALL men are low-maintenance! This guy was a labor of love!

I stamped my chef from Voila! on my Kraft card base, Whisper White, and Real Red cardstock...all in Jet Black Stazon. I first cut out the "Santa Suit" and hat (partial chef hat) from the Real Red cardstock and added the boots and belt with a Black marker. I glued this overtop my Kraft Santa. The belt buckle was a little hand-cut square of Crushed Curry, I blacked out the middle with the marker and added some Crystal Effects to give it a more "metallic" look and some dimension.

I then cut out the Santa Suit trim and beard/mustache from Whiper White and glued it on my Kraft Santa, adding Crystal Effects to all of the Whisper White cutouts.

On his little tray I added two presents made from scraps of Real Red and Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, tied with Stampin' Up! Silver Elastic Ribbon. The presents were mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals.

A little hint if you take the plunge and try to make this guy...I used an ink pen to line the edges of the pieces I cut out. because this guy is a line drawing, it looked "off" if there weren't black outlines on certain parts where I had improvised the cuts on my own. If you do make one, please post a link in my comments so I can check him out!!!

Thanks for looking, I hope you guys like him! And thank you for all the well wishes for my Dad from yesterday's post; he has a long road of recovery but his spirits are high, if anyone would like to send him a RAK (random act of kindness) get well card you can email me at saucystampin at yahoo dot com for his mailing address.


Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

This is just adorable!!! I love what you did with him. Very festive indeed.

Lisa Reber said...

This guy is one of my all-time favorite SU sets...you gave him an entirely new look and use!
LOVE it!
Lisa aka gulfcoasststamper

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

This is adorable!!! and very different.Thank you for sharing with us.
Happy Stamping!!!!

Alicia TW said...

Fabulous!! What a great idea!!

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