Santa Claus Dare style

This week I’ve got a bunch of special Christmas cards on deck to send out. First up is the card for Ben’s babysitter. We have been so blessed to find a sitter that always goes way above and beyond anything I would have ever expected. So I put together this special card just for her.


I started out with this amazing image from Mo’s Digital Pencil called And I Want A… that I colored with Copics. Now I’m not gonna lie, that sucker took me a while. There are so many wonderful details in the image that I think I spent around 2 hours coloring it since it was my first run through with it.


I wanted to keep the card as simple as possible so the image could be the star so when I saw this week’s Diedrich Dare sketch it was perfect! I did end up modifying it just a tad but it was definitely my inspiration for this layout.

Here’s Jack’s sketch:


When I was picking out paper I went straight to the new pack of My Mind’s Eye Christmas paper I had laying around and found this gorgeous background dp. I love that it’s very subtle and works great with the focal image.


I layered it all up, added just a bit of ribbon and some tiny Kaiser pearls and it was done. Oops, I also sponged the edges of everything with Brushed Courderoy Distress Ink.


And here’s a detail of Santa:


Happy Thursday!! 😀

Card Details:
Stamps: Mo’s Digital Pencil And I Want a…, Recollections sentiment
Paper: My Mind’s Eye, ANW Crestwood
Ink: Distress Ink Brushed Courderoy
Accessories: Kaiser Pearls, Copics, ribbon
Dimensions: 6″x6″

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