Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Stampendous and Core'dinations: More Sandy Options!


Yes, the Stampendous team are breaking out their sanding blocks once again as they get to the Core of their creativity with wonderful Core'dinations' cardstock. Three days of awesomeness, and yes, there will be prizes. 

 
Check the Stampendous blog for all the details. Meanwhile, here's my creation for day one:

You can't be sad when Santa is involved! Especially when using the Stampendous Jumbo Cling Dear Santa. This set comes with a great border stamp and template/stencils to use as well. Santa was stamped in Cocoa Memento ink on kraft cardstock, and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I placed the Santa mask over him, and while he was covered, I stamped the border stamp in white ink and embossed in white, as well as stenciling the chevron design stencil/template with Rhubarb Memento ink. No cutting your own mask to protect your coloring while stamping something else in the background. Love that!


As for the Core'dinations cardstock...I used the new Chalk Core on the left panel by machine-embossing it with the Dreamweaver Flourish stencil, and sanding to reveal the "chalk" design. On the right is a panel of red Core Essentials, machine embossed with the chevron border from the stamp set, and sanded to reveal the pattern. This became a bit more distressed than I was going for as the stencil in the set is quite thin, but it does work, especially if you add an extra piece of thick cardstock as a shim.

Santa was asking for some bling, so he received a healthy dose of it by using Beacon GemTac to adhere Stampendous Spoonful of Snow. This was heated as well to melt the bits of white embossing powder in this mix, giving it a nice bit of sparkle and texture at the same time.


Be sure to leave me a comment before moving on the team members that are playing today:




We'd love for you to play with our challenge for December. You can find all of the info HERE.

38 comments:

ricki kalp said...

Loving the black and red elements on these cards!!!

Ina Good said...

Gorgeous Santa with chalk list!

Susan Falkler said...

The Santa is adorable.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Great card Pam!

barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful card!! Santa looks like he is ready to head out for his long trip! LOVE the sparkly bits! TFS!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Lovely card!

Lea said...

This is such a cool card! I don't know if this is what you were going for, but, it's like he's standing by a chimney with snow swirling around him as he checks his list and makes sure he has the right toys to deliver! I love it!

marylouh said...

I love the more vintage Santa's.
The card is beautiful.
thanks for sharing.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how Santa looks with a touch of sparkle. Like the sanding that makes the embossing show thru more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Liz Lumsden said...

Love that sparkly Santa, great job!

BurningRubber said...

I absolutely love this! Santa is obviously made of magic with all that sparkle. LOL

Janis said...

Love the contrast of the sanded chalkboard Core and the red/white side. The sparkling Santa is so festive, too!!!
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HelenM said...

beautiful!! The color, the design everything !!!

Amante del Papel said...

so beautiful card!

Stampendous said...

That is a marvelous Santa, love your coloring and glittery trim on his suit. The embossing on the red cardstock looks like Santa's velvet fabric suit, how did you do that? The card as a whole is just fabulous, thank you for playing in the hop with Core'dinations.

Jade Passmore said...

This is the perfect card for a child to receive to help them decide to be on the "nice" list rather than the "naughty" list. I so love that Stampendous Spoonful of Snow!

Yolanda said...

Adorable card.

Paula Collins said...

I love how you colored the Santa. So sweet.

Suzi said...

Sanding coordinations paper was one of the first techniques I learned, and I still love it and use it regularly! TFS!

diane said...

Oh I just love the Santa nice work

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful coloring. Love how you used the glitter on Santa's beard. TFS

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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BethW said...

Love the stamp and how you used it. I have those pencils-but I sure can't color like this. Bookmarked-got to get that stamp and give this a try.

Judy said...

Such a fun card. Love that Santa image. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Garber said...

Your Santa is adorable! I have my cards in the challenge! Fingers crossed!

Heather Thompson said...

Very awesome card Pam, Love it. love the black embossing.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome, dearie!!

Amy C. said...

The glittery trim on your Santa is great!

Eve said...

traditional santa with good o'l days feeling on this card! :) It makes my heart warm, just looking at it! :)

Pam said...

Love your Santa!

JackieP Neal said...

Love that glitter on Santa!

Pat Moore said...

What a great holiday card.

jcobb said...

I love this Santa. Great card!

Robin B. said...

Fantatstic card! I love the red and black combo and the glitter on Santa.

Con said...

Once again...great job! thanks, con

Robin Grossbier said...

Great Santa! Beautiful!

Martice Smith II said...

I love your BOLDNESS with the design of your card! Yes :D I had to take a second look at it!

Christina Furner-Webber said...

Now! This puts me in the Christmas swing of things! He's the Santa I remember! Love how you put everything together. Beautiful! TFS!

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