CASology #23 & CASual Fridays #81: Folk Santa

I had the day off from work today and spent nearly all of it in my craft room.  The best day ever!  I made a clean and simple card using my very favorite holiday stamp of this season, Serendipity Stamps Folk Santa.  I made this card for two challenges, CASology #23 where the cue word is "Gift" and CASual Friday #81 whose requirement was to use a knot on a card.

Nobody knows gifts better than Santa, and I love this folk Santa image holding a stocking and bag of "gifts".  Normally I paper piece Santa's outfit, but today I tried to stay true to CAS and I just colored it with copics.  I used some Marvy Uchida liquid applique to give Santa's trim a puffy look.  To fulfill the CASual Friday requirement of using a knot, I tied three french knots for Santas buttons.  The tag is an elongated version of PTI's Tag Sale #6, traced and when I did, I added a little bit of length to fit the Santa image.  I did add a bit of glitter and couldn't resist a big old bow with another "gift" as an embellishment.  The tag and bow are layered on a piece of cardstock embossed with a striped embossing folder.

I would also like to mention there is a new challenge blog in town.  Serendipity Stamps now has a twice a month challenge blog.  The first challenge is to use an accordion die cut on a card.  It can be any die you want, you just need one Serendipity stamp or die to enter.  A great prize is up for grabs too, $20 off your next Serendipity order. I hope you will all check out the new blog and enter a card...who doesn't want to win free stamps?  Here's a link: Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge #1


Marybeth said...

How fun a day off! Bet you wish you had today off with all this rain.
Love your Santa bearing GIFTS. He is a cute folk Santa. Gorgeous big striped bow, and love the embossed red paper.
Glad everything ended well last night. Im sure Carly had lots to tell you all when she got home.

Joyce said...

You made great use of your day off. Your card is great. I love that your 'white space' is red--how festive, and your santa is perfectly adorned. Cute present button on the bow.

Cathy that is such a wonderful bow and Santa, that image is amazing. I am so excited that you made it over the CASology to play. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week!

What a pretty card!! I LOVE your Santa and that scored background is very cool too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ardyth said...

What a wonderful checkered coat! Love all the detail you've added to this wonderful image! And what an adorable brad!Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us at CASology this week!

What a fun Santa in his checkered jacket Cathy! love the bow and embossed background!

Rosemary said...

oh this is just beautiful! love your santa and that gorgeous bow!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

loving your card!! and the santa is fab :)

Melissa said...

What a fabulous Santa card!! :) I love the way the beautiful bow and embossed stripes compliment each other! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

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