Time for my next Polkadoodles post!! This fortnight, I have a little Christmas card to share with you, using Santa by Polkadoodles, available now as an instant download!
After printing and cutting the image with the Silhouette, I coloured this little chap using ProMarkers. When I started colouring last year, I remember being so intimidated bold colours like the red I used for this image – 12 months on and I’m quite chuffed with the end result!
The sentiment and patterned papers are all from the Festive Hollibobs collection, so they co-ordinate with each other really well. The holly uses a cutfile from the Silhouette store – I simply dragged one of the gorgeous papers into the Silhouette software to fill the shapes, before cutting and printing. I love the way the paper resizes to fill the shape you have added it to – in this case, the berries are filled with the same paper as the spotty background and the leaves are filled with the same paper in a different colourway, but as the pattern has resized automatically, the colours appear deeper. So versatile!!
Head over to the Polkadoodles DigiWorld store now to have a peek at all the gorgeous Christmas images you could get you pens on instantly!!
Over at One Stitch At A Time this week, it was my turn to pick the image for the teamies in my mini-team. After a lot of umm-ing and aah-ing (as anyone that knows me, will testify that decisions are not my strong point!), I settled on Listing Your Wishes by My Heart Pieces.
This lovely image reminded me of Christmas cards I received as a child, so I opted to complement Santa and Rudolph with some lovely vintage style Christmas papers which I stumbled across on the Paper Inspirations website. I welded the image to the card blank before cutting it on the Silhouette, so my Santa is using this gorgeous paper as a direct backdrop. Originally, I had used white cardstock for the card blank, but it felt too harsh against the vintage-y creams and browns, so I popped a little slice of kraft on the front of the card. The stripy paper on the front is from a First Edition Christmas Joy paper stack. Finally, I created a circular stamp, which I printed and cut with my Silhouette, adding a couple of rich cream satin ribbon and a spotty epoxy button to top it off.
Make sure you pop over to One Stitch At A Time to have a peek at other DT projects…and why not enter the challenge too while you’re there! The theme is Use A Digi, and there is another great prize for the winning entry using a Stitchy Bear Stamp, as well a runner up prize for entries that don’t have use Stitchy Bear stamp.
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge – A: Almost Christmas
Natalie and Amy – Cute and Cuddly Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations – Challenge 239
A Creative Romance – Vintage Style
Sugar Creek Hollow – Vintage Christmas
Crafty Catz – Santa’s Coming To Town
QKR Stampede – It’s Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas
JellyPark – Christmas
Robyn’s Fetish Challenge – Christmas Cards
Sentimental Sundays – Traditional Christmas Colours
Thanks for reading x