I stamped the Santa image in dark green onto cream carstock. I added some color with chalks and layered on red. I embossed another cream piece with a sizzix embossing folder with presents on it, then rubbed the dark green ink over the top to bring out the design. This was layered onto a piece of dark green cut out with a Nellie Snellen scalloped rectangle die. The Santa was mounted on top of this. I had some decorative paper that was different Christmas postage stamps so I cut out the ones I wanted and layered them on decorative green paper, then layered this onto more dark green cardstock. This was edged with lace, then layered onto some decorative red paper, which was layered onto a dark green base. I embossed a border along the bottom and rubbed on ink to bring out the design. On top I placed a rectangle of cream, stamped with another Inka stamp in green, and sponged the edges with green ink. I stamped the word "Believe" in green on cream, rubbed edges with red ink, and layered onto a Spellbinder die. I punched out different size snowflakes, layered, and attached, adding a jewel in the middle of each to enhance them. I also added some additional punched reindeer. I attached the Santa/Gift rectangle and the "Believe" with popdots.
I entered this in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
Blog Hop Recipe Challenge with
Sassy Lil' Sketches (use a sketch),
ScrapFIT (use 3 of the same thing - used snowflakes and jewels),
Crop Suey (get a little messy, use some ink, paint or mist or
combination of all 3 - I used chalk, which I had
everywhere, especially after I dropped it, and ink),
ScrapTiffany (use lace) and
Cuttlebug Spot (some texture or embossing).
Ellephantastic Challenge #19 - Butterfly &/or Xmas
Cooking With Cricut Holiday Blog Hop - Create Christmas Project with at least one cut/die on it.
Crafty Cardmakers - Dry Embossing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Create a Christmas card/prjoject
Paper Pretties - Embossing
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 - I chose Green Paper, Popdot, and Corner Punch(small snowflake came from a corner punch and I used a corner rounder on the "Believe" message
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #56 - Traditional Christmas Colors
Caardvarks - Christmas with a diecut
Stamp and Create Challenge 7 - Tis the Season
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #29 - Snowflake
Stamping Vacation: Get the Music In You - Winter Wonderland
Stamping Vacation: Name That Card Challenge - Wish You Could See The Smile On My Face!