21 July 2012

Christmas in July With Spectrum Noir!

A few members of the Spectrum Noir team have gotten together to celebrate Christmas in July!  We have an inspiration-filled blog hop today, along with a few great prizes!  If you have arrived here from Linda Hill's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog so you don't miss a thing!

I'm sharing a fun card today with a newly-released stamp called Forest Santa, from Stampendous.  I love Santa stamps and figures, so I was particularly excited to color this one up!  Here is a breakdown of the markers I used on this card:

Santa's coat: CR8, DR1, CR6, CR7 (edges: IG2, IG1)
Tree & holly: JG7, JG5, JG4
Santa's body/midsection: TN3, TN2, TN1
Toy sack: TB8, TN7, TN6
Gloves and figurine base: IG8, IG6, IG4
Skin: FS9, FS4, FS2, CR3

I attempted to make this be reminiscent of the carved wooden figurines I have, so when I colored the middle part I used went over the darkest parts of the TN3 with extra TN1, in a circular motion.  Interested in a bit more detail on how I put the whole card together?

  • Cut square card stock base, square read panel, large square white panel. 
  • Randomly stamp snowflakes on white card stock in both green ink and Versamark. Pour Aged Scarlet enamel on, heat set from underneath. Apply distress ink to edges as desired. Attach to red panel; adhere both to card base. Tie ribbon around in an off-centered knot. 
  • Die cut long rectangles; stamp Forest Santa image and color as desired. Add distress ink to edges with a sponge. Using glue pen, cover beard, fur edges of coat and hat; apply fun flock. Also using glue pen, cover bottom of die cut panel and apply shaved ice. 
  • Adhere Forest Santa panel using foam tape on a tilt. Attach snowflake die cuts and buttons as desired.

We hope you've been checking out the Spectrum Noir blog - it is full of great tutorials, techniques, and other projects from our design team.  If you haven't been over there, go take a look!  Before we get to the rest of the hop today, let's have a little fun.  How about a prize?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner two sets of six markers, a pack of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock (perfect for coloring!), and an adorable stamped called All Wrapped Up, from the new Mulberry Wood line.

Entering to win is easy.  Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us your favorite Spectrum Noir color combination you saw while hopping with us this week (please comment no later than Friday, July 27 at 6:00 PM GMT).  A random winner will be drawn using random.org and posted on the Spectrum Noir blog on Saturday, July 28, 2012, so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won!  The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen. 

Now, hop on over to the next amazing blog and check out what the talented Kristine Reynolds has to share!  In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop order:

Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Christmas in July!  Have fun hopping around to see all of the inspiration from our team, and good luck winning the prize pack!

Stamps: Forest Santa, Jumbo Snow (Stampendous) 
Card Stock: Black, Red (Bazzill); White (Mohawk) 
Ink: Forest Green (Stazon); Tuxedo Black (Memento by Tsukineko); Versamark (Tsukineko); Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen (Ranger) 
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir 
Accessories: Cottonball White Fun Flock, Shaved Ice, Aged Scarlet Enamel (Stampendous); Misc Snowflake buttons (Unknown); Die Cut White Snowflakes (Creative Cuts & More); Ribbon (May Arts) 
Tools: Classic and Scalloped Long Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

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wendyp said...

Taylor, this is gorgeous! Love how you used reds and greens to stamp the snowflakes for the background. I never think to stamp them in anything other than white.

Marie97 said...

Lovely card!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Fabulous! Love the colors you used.

FitterTwit said...

This is BEYOND gorgeous!!!

Claveh said...

Brilliant card Taylor, I love the traditional style of this card. Thank you. xxx

Leah Ann Gast said...

I so love your old fashioned Santa card, it's beautiful!

Mary Dawn said...

i love that style of santa and i love your traditional card <3

Anonymous said...

I love it!

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous, Taylor!!!

SHartl said...

Wow, your projects are always so impressive and this is no exception. I love all the colors and detail in this Father Christmas card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love all the snowflakes and that Santa image.

Dawn Louise said...

really great card, it does look traditional Santa and your colouring has made it look just how you wanted it too x

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful card with a classic image.

Indy said...

Beautiful work!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Card! I love the paper and the image is perfect. TFS AJ~