Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happiest Holiday Release Previews ~ Flowering Santa
It's day 4 of the Power Poppy Happiest Holiday 2017 previews!!  I hope you have been enjoying a small peek into all the new sets.  What's really cool, is we're only half way!!!  And today, we're sharing, what I think is the sweetest and most charming Santa EVER!!!  I mean, who thinks of putting flowers and leaves in a Santa's beard?  Marcella of course!!  She is so creative and clever and I LOVE how she thinks out of the box!!

I chose to use soft colors for this Flowering Santa; soft blues, violets, pinks, yellows and grays
And don't you just love his laugh lines?!?!?!  He just oozes "jolliness".

I cut him out and burnished the entire image, popping up the flowers and his mustache.  You can see the dimension a bit more below.

He's popped up over a stitched diecut frame, and I added some Glass Effect Gel (Viva Decor) along with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the snowflakes (in the background) and the flowers and Holly leaves.  

I did some ink isolation with the sentiment to break it up and make it horizontal instead of vertical.  For a tutorial on how to do that easy-peasy, click HERE.

Copics ~ B01, B00, BV31, YG11, YG000, C2, C0, R20, E11, E00, E000

That about sums up today's project.  If you haven't already, you'll want to check out what the rest of the gals have done with this charming fellow:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

I hope you are enjoying all the peeks!!
  Happy Stamping!

StampsFlowering Santa (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It, Cozy Christmas (MME)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Die (Waltzingmouse), Snowflake Borderabilities (Spellbinders), Stitched Oval Window (Die-namics)
Accessories:  Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Quickie Glue Pen, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)


Donna Ellis said...

What an absolutely, incredibly unique and cheery Santa! LOVE LOVE LOVE this image in every way, Tosh, and your fishes are just amazing! Marcella knocked it out of the park with this jolly fellow, and your card exemplifies it beautifully! hugs, de

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, what a soft, sweet, and dimensional Santa, Tosh! I love his sweet face, and his beard is so fun...only Marcy would think of his beard filled with beautiful flowers! I love your colors, and what a great layout with the fussy cutting and the added dimension. Beautifully framed and finished! Love it all! Hugs and love! xoxo

lritchie said...

Beautiful card with a gorgeous new stamp!

Esther Asbury said...

Oh I love the way you showcased the Flowering Santa! I can almost feel the cold that you perfectly depicted with your color tones and glitter! Love the way you he overlaps the frame,and the popped up mustache and large flower! So cool!

Linda Pekrul said...

This is such a beautiful card! It brings me so much joy looking at it! What a wonderful Santa Marcella has designed!

Lisa said...

I adore the muted color palette you used, it really says winter to me! Beautiful job!

Joyce Erb said...

The colors look great and the shading is wonderful. Cool image

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This Santa is soooo unique and fun !

Stacy Morgan said...

AWESOME!!! The softness of the colors and the flower popped up... Oh I just LOVE this! GORGEOUS!!!!

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