I saw a fantastic video on Youtube recently by Brandy Cox, a fab American demonstrator, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOn6qnSxLpg showing some cards she had made using the quirky Christmas Sweaters stamp set. I loved them all but my favourite was the Santa jumper. Here is my take on it.

Seasonal sweater featuring Santa
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the jumper using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and die cut it out using the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Big Shot. I coloured the jumper in using an Old Olive marker, the hat with the Real Red Marker, Santa’s face with the Pink Pirouette Marker, Santa’s glasses with the Sahara Sand Marker and the ribbed area around the neck, cuffs and bottom of the jumper with the Soft Sky Marker.

I followed Brandy’s tip and covered the beard, moustache, eyebrows, rim of the hat and the pompom in Tombow Liquid Adhesive and spread it around using a cotton bud taking care to stay away from the stamped black edge. I then covered the image with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and it looked fabulous, so sparkly. I added this piece to a scalloped square which had been die cut using the Layering Squares dies and Old Olive cardstock.

Winter Wonder embossing folder by Stampin' Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I took a layer of Real Red cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Winter Wonder embossing folder on the right hand side of the panel. I really love the effect this gives. I stamped the sentiment from the Merry Patterns stamp set in Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the Everyday Label punch. I punched again using a scrap of Old Olive cardstock and mounted the stamped piece on top and slightly offset so that the colour peeked out the bottom.

Festive jolly Santa jumper card
www.crafty-rootes.com – Christmas Sweater by Stampin’ Up!

I added the sentiment to the lower left hand corner of the Real Red panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the Santa sweater image over the top using Stampin Dimensionals. The whole panel was then added to a Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow.

I love how sparkly and festive this card is, love it. Thanks for the inspiration Brandy.

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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Christmas Sweaters & Merry Patterns
Thick Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black
Old Olive, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette & Soft Sky
Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares dies
Everyday Label
Embossing Folder
Winter Wonder
Big Shot , Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder and Scissors
Acrylic Block
D & G
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

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