The new Holidays catalogue is now online. Have you peeked yet at its contents?
My favorite stamp set from it is Santa Stache. Beyond adorable! I have shared a card using the nutcracker from the set last week and now I'm sharing a card done with the Santa. I stamped him twice in Tuxedo Black Memento ink so that I could handcut the mustache to pop it up with Dimensionals. Although I kind of feel foolish that I didn't realize this when I preordered, but did you know the Mustache Framelits die sold in the annual catalogue fits the two images in this set perfectly? I am so getting the die on my next order to make my life easier... The image was colored with the Blendabilities markers and I used the two-way glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the beard and fur on the hat.
Since I was drawing inspiration from the Paper Players challenge (#211) to make this card, I made sure to include embossing on my project: heat embossing for the sentiment (with Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss powder) and dry embossing on the Early Espresso cardstock as well (diagonal stripes). The other two elements are buttons and patterned papers. Speaking of patterned papers, those were taken from last year's Festival of Prints paper stack. I thought the traditional colors and patterns would look great with the Santa. Pairing older papers with new stamps is a good way to breathe life and inspiration into your stash and putting it all to good use.
The card design comes from the Sweet Sunday Sketch #234. The sentiment comes from a retired set called Oh, Goodie! (sold in last year's Holidays catalogue).
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Santa Stache, Oh Goodie!
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Papers: Festival of Prints Stack
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Early Espresso
Accessories: Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Blendabilities Markers, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Buttons, Diagonal Stripes Embossing Folder,