Stampendous and Art Anthology: Sprayin' and Playin'


Everyone knows that Mixed Media is the HUGE thing in the art world right now, and Stampendous has been happily mixing it up as well. For the next three days, we're also mixing it up with Art Anthology, with their amazing line of Dimensional Paints and water-based Colorations Spray Mists. Follow us December 10 - 12, leaving comments along the way, for a chance to win the awesome products featured in the banner above. For more details, check the Stampendous blog.

Here's my two-for-one card that I created for today's post:

Yes, two-for-one as it is a great greeting card for Christmas, but Santa can be also used as a handmade ornament on the recipient's Christmas tree! The Stampendous Jumbo Cling Santa's List was stamped and embossed in black on white chipboard, before having his snazzy suit painted with Art Anthology Stone Effects Dimensional Paint in Brick. These paints have a matte finish, add so much texture, and almost give the impression of velvet. Art Anthology also has a line of Velvet Dimensional Paints, with texture and shimmer which would have been perfect for this as well.

As a  contrast to the red, I painted the Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint, daubing it really, over Santa's beard and suit trim. I covered this with Stampendous Multi Medium Crystal Glitter for the great sparkle that you expect during the holidays. Once the paint dried, I colored and shaded the remaining portions, and cut him out. A hole was punched at the top to loop a bit of red tinsel cord. The card base was Core'dinations cardstock over a kraft card. The white glittery panel was stamped and embossed with one of the sentiments from the Stampendous Christmas Wishes Perfectly Clear set. I applied a few dabs of Beacon FabriTac adhesive where the tag would  be adhered,  but let it dry slightly before placing Santa on top. This allows him to be removed and used as an ornament.


Let me know what you think of my happy Santa card, before hopping to the next on the list:

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Comments

Sabrina said…
Absolutely beautliful!!!
very cute Pam, subtle with the glitter, not to over powering.
JackieP Neal said…
Pam, what a great vintage feel to this card! Love it!
Susan Falkler said…
Very cute and so sparkly! Looking forward to tring sprays.
gwendolynanne said…
Love the color scheme- very dynamic! This is a Christmas card that would be cherished for years!
Pat Moore said…
This is a very creative card/ornament. The use of all the texture and coloring products is wonderful. I'm enjoying this hop.
I lovelovelove that Santa is an ornament too! It is the card that will last forever!!! If it needs a home I can send you my address! LOL TFS!
D.Ann said…
Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the card and Santa's shimmery suit!
Tarnished Rose said…
Great card! The color is so rich.
Marilyn
marylouh said…
fun idea to be able to remove Santa and use him as an ornament.
Great project.
thanks for sharing.
Christine Kiehl said…
oh Time well spent! This card turned out so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Like the coloring & how you fussy cut the Santa image out.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Jamie Martin said…
Great Christmas card and I love that Santa's also an ornament!! :)
BurningRubber said…
What a great idea to have your design also be an ornament. Great keepsake idea.
Jade Passmore said…
Santa can also be used as a tree ornament! Clever. Love your artwork.
sunnee63 said…
yep! LUV the dimension!!
Liz Lumsden said…
I love your sparkly Santa!
Suzi said…
Your tag/ornament on a card is an adorable idea! TFS!
cghundley said…
Fabulous coloring
on your wonderful
Santa card/ornament!
Carla from Utah
Judy said…
What a great idea, two gifts in one. Thanks for sharing.
JPScraps said…
Wonderful card! Love the texture and sparkle!
Con said…
Fun card...I like the idea of using just black and red (and white) on the card. thank you, con
Ohh....love how you used stone effects! Gorgeous card!
I absolutely love the idea of this being a two-for-one card + ornament!! I'll have to try this, Pam :) thanks for sharing!
Katie said…
Great card! I always love your work. That suit looks awesome, the dimensional paint seems very neat! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.
Yolanda said…
Beautiful. I love that it also has an ornament.
Stampendous said…
Eeps! What a great card and with Santa as an ornament, that's a brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing this week with your Art Anthology project!
Iris said…
Love the CAS look and the popped up Santa.
isoscia at aol dot com
TracyM #6773 said…
BEAUTIFUL card!!!
LOVE your SPARKLING Santa and ELEGANT design!!!
Monica D said…
I love the classic look of this card...and his sparkly little snowball on his hat...awesome job
Sue D said…
I like that Santa is an ornament too.
Sue in Ohio

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