Hello crafters! Work has been incredibly busy for me, so I didn’t have time to share all the wonderful holiday projects I had prepared, but I didn’t want you to miss these cute Santa’s from My Favorite Things. They are from an older set, but hey – who says we can’t make good use of all the stamps and dies we bought in years past? Those also need a lot of love, and these Santa’s give the love right back 🙂
What I love most about these cards (apart from this hilarious and very agile Santa) is their simplicity. I love coloring, but doing a few dozen full blown coloring projects for Christmas cards is something I simply don’t have time for. But coloring in Santa a few times, that I can do! I kept it very simple: just a blend from very dark red to a much brighter tone to give him some dimension, three shades of dark grey for his belt and boots, and two shades of light grey for his beard and the trimming of his hat. This is absolutely basic Copic coloring that even a beginner can do!
These Santa’s would look great on white card stock as well if you want to go with a more classic look, but I just love how the white border that was left after die-cutting adds additional contrast on kraft card stock. In addition, that gave me the option to add a few white “snowflakes” with my white Sharpie pen and of course heat emboss the sentiment in white.
If you do the coloring in one go, maybe with a nice Hallmark christmas movie running the background 😉 you’ll be done in no time and putting together the rest is easy. So, if you’re still short on holiday cards, this is a design that you can still crank out and send out on the weekend.
Have a wonderful holiday, everyone, and a great start into the new year!