Holiday Card Series 2020 – Ho! Ho! Ho! Card For The SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #74

Ho! Ho! Ho! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

Today is my turn to get you inspired for the SugarPea Designs monthly Mix It Up Challenge! I decided to stretch my supplies and create a holiday winter scene out of non holiday products!

In case you want to play along, as well, here’s how you can do that: you have all month to play along and make a project using just the inspiration, just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you! You can find all the rules at SugarPea blog right here!!!

I’m really satisfied with the creative background made on this card! Let’s see how all the elements came together!

The night sky background was inked directly on an extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) made from Neenah Solar White paper. I used Tumbled GlassSalty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks with the ink blending foams instead of the blending brushes to achieve an intense and saturated look. I heat set the ink and then added the white falling snow using Falling Snow Stencil and a plain white embossing paste.

The roof came from a piece of a bright red cardstock trimmed approximately 2 inches wide. I die cut from a dark red cardstock and glued on top Scale Cover Plate SugarCut to emulate roof tiles. I used Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive since it dries matte and clear. Easy! Right!?

The snow on the roof top was simply die cut from the same Neenah Solar White paper with a faux stitched curve line that comes inside Card Front Element Builder SugarCut.

The chimney came together from a small red rectangle trimmed from a bright red cardstock and a white top die cut with Sentiment Strip SugarCut. I added a brick pattern to the red portion by inking the paper with Barn Door Distress ink through English Bond Brick Wall Stencil. Later I added some shadows with R39 copic marker to the bricks.

Finally the brick wall underneath the roof is just a narrow strip of paper inked through English Bond Brick Wall Stencil with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.

Ho! Ho! Ho! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

The cute Santa and the sentiment come from Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set. I stamped the outline image on Copic X-Press paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with copic markers and fussy cut using my sharp small scissors. While the “Ho! Ho! Ho!” sentiment was simply heat embossed in white in the center of a black circle. Finally I assembled all the elements together, popping the roof, Santa and the sentiment on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look. A generous coat of a clear shimmer pen applied on Santa Claus gave a finish touch to this holiday card.

As always, I’m leaving the complete list of all the colors used on this card: COPIC MARKERS

skin E50-E51-E53-E55
bag E41-E42-E43-E44

Ho! Ho! Ho! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hope you like this creative holiday card! Now it’s your turn to link up your creations for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from SugarPea Designs! Can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!


Here Comes Santa Claus

Scale Cover Plate SugarCut

Card Front Element Builder

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