Monday, November 12, 2018

CAS Santa

Monday greetings!  Card crafting slowed down when I decided to make gardening and housework and grocery shopping a priority for the time being.  I know, it's not nearly as much fun, but a necessity.  However, I still popped into my room a little bit each day so I could make a card for the current CAS Christmas Card Challenge.  The prompt this time is "Santa".  How could I resist the opportunity to use this darling Stamping Bella "Santa Has a Prezzie"?







How they describe CAS:

- clean (uncluttered) cohesive design
must include white "or open" space (no pattern)
- minimal layers and embellishments

I think this qualifies, seeing as how CAS refers more to the design than to how much time you spent getting it that way.

Santa is colored with Copics and cut out.  I added white pearl pen sprinkled with microfine glitter to his hat and coat trim.  I isolated each "Ho" in the sentiment and circle punched -- 1/2", 5/8", 3/4".  Layered each punched circle onto a second circle for dimension, then lightly colored with a blue Copic and added Glossy Accents.  Arranged the circles to suggest Santa's laughter is receding into the distant mountains.  A sentiment is not considered an embellishment, but it sort of turned into an embellishment, didn't it?




Dies are Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes and Stitched Majestic Mountains.

Gosh, this was fun.  Fingers crossed that I'll be back soon.  Glad you stopped by!



28 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

One word....adorable!

Pauline said...

Such a sweet and adorable card Leslie! I love the scene that you created, and how the "HO's" seem to recede into the mountains - awesome effect. the background paper is perfect for your backdrop. Santa is coloured beautifully, you always do amazing colouring with your copics. Love the shimmer with the micro glitter, so fine, so pretty! I love when you create Leslie, and glad you found time between all your household chores to do some creating. Hope to see you back here soon. Have a wonderful day!

Sherri said...

Omg! LOVE this! Now I want those mountain Dies! What an awesome card! Your coloring is gorgeous as always!

Cindy Beach said...

Santa couldn't be more adorable and I want to tickle his glitter! What is a white pearl pen, Leslie? I noticed that fluffy sparkle first thing and must know how to do that! Your CAS is just right and I love it!

Kara Lynne said...

What an adorable Santa, and I love his fluffy trimmings! So clever to have his sentiment moving off into the mountains - hope he doesn't cause an avalanche. Such a frosty, fun card, Leslie!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS Christmas card,love the textured Santa and the snowy mountains
Carol x

Anita in France said...

This Santa really is a cutie, Leslie ... I love all the shimmery fluffiness on his hat and coat ... and what a clever way to show his laughter echoing into the mountains! Such a fun, sweet scene! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Leslie, you've made an adorable, dimensional, textural, and super fun Christmas card with the fluffiest Santa EVER!! Your bling ho ho ho echoing down the mountain valley like a yodel is so creative and unexpected and perfect!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

He's darling, Leslie, and so full of ho-ho-ho fun! Your stitched mountain peaks are beautiful! I've never seen them before. Wonderful card! hugs, de

Yogi said...

cute. have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a cute and fun Santa! I love your mountain dies and your HO HO's! Hard to believe that we are doing Christmas items! Here's hoping you find more crafting time! Have a great week!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh my goodness! This is such a cute card and I love that Santa.

Darlene said...

OMG ... this is just precious and of course beautifully colored! LOVE those mountains ... perfect! I think I'm finally caught up with all my crafty commitments outside of DT work that is, so now to have some fun for myself. Thanks for inspiration!

Lori said...

So sweet with that adorable Santa and pretty white background!

pam said...

Adorable Christmas card Leslie, love your Santa, stunning colouring and beautiful scene.
Hugs Pam x

nancy littrell said...

Such a sweet Santa, beautifully colored and glittery:-) Love the background mts and your fun Ho, Ho, Ho sentiment, Leslie. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

aussie aNNie said...

COOL CARD, loving this santa and the snow hills....You come up with some awesome designs and ideas.xx

Christine Alexander said...

Leslie, what cutie. Is he hiding that present, her certainly has a pretty cheeky look on his face. You really nailed that puffy snow at his feet and those mountain ranges look wonderful in the background.

Conniecrafter said...

Don't you just hate when those chores get in the way of fun card making :)
He is just too cute, love his fluffy beard and how you did the snow, such a cool way to have his voice going off into the distance like that, great touch with the glossy accents, great snowcap mountains too!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a darling Santa card, Leslie! Your Copic coloring and microfine glitter makes him look so adorable! I love the fun echoing shiny sentiment! The glittery snowbank lines are a nice touch too.
Thank you so much for joining us at CAS Christmas (even though you're busy with household chores)! :-)
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Totally adorable Leslie!! Your Santa is the sweetest!! And beautifully coloured (as always by you!). Fun design with the mountains off in the distance. Love how the sentiment is echoing! :) Adding the little bit of snow to the top of each "HO" is one of the many fantastic details you've added to make this a very special, but CAS design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Lynette said...

So sweet, Leslie! My first thought was that his "HO HO HO" was echoing into the mountains.

Ros Crawford said...

Did you hear my jaw drop? Honestly you are going to do me an injury sharing these amazing creations... I am so in love with this... Just everything about it! How can you bear to part with these cards?

Trina P. said...

Absolutely adorable, Leslie! Beautiful colouring and wonderful little scene you’ve created. I stopped buying red rubber stamps and wish Stamping Bella made clear stamps for their cute imageslime this one. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Santa challenge. x

Evelyn S. said...

This is certainly CAS in my opinion! And there's that cute little Santa, so brilliantly colored. I love your card design, too!

Stacy Morgan said...

Ack... He is super cute. What fun! I adore the ho ho ho and the mountains. So super cute with this chubby santa. ADORABLE

Bonnie said...

Your Santa is beautiful, Leslie! I love the sparkle an dimension of his fur and beard! The mountains are a perfect backdrop and I love the way you've faded the ho ho ho's to give the feeling of the sound receding! Such wonderful attention to detail! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Ok, I'm smitten with this.
I'm claiming casing rights!

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