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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Guest Post - Santa by Venronica Pell

This is the last of Vernoica's mini series of guest posts and today she has designed a cheery Santa card using the Santa Baby stamp set.

I used a piece of card that had been sprinkled with grey and turquoise Brusho ink powders after being splodged with Perfect Pearls on crumpled cling film. By some minor miracle, it looked like mountains in snow, so perfect for Santa and his sleigh.

My usual technique of stamping with Versafine and clear embossing powder didn’t work very well over the pearly bits, so I ended up stamping the sleigh again onto white card, colouring with Promarkers and cutting out the main body and presents and glueing onto the original stamped image.

Santa was also done separately, cut out and glued in front of the sleigh after I had sponged some Stormy Sky Distress ink across the bottom of the card  to give him something to stand on.

Matted onto silver and blue (the blue was card coloured along the edge with a Promarker to give a better match to the background) then onto a 7” square base card.

Have to admit I stamped and embossed the greeting in silver before I added the image – I am very good at getting greetings crooked, but the clear greeting stamps make life a lot easier! I have this small one stuck onto the flat side of a small clear ruler, so it is straight in the first place, and I can use the ruler to make sure it is straight on the card as well.

That's a great tip about placing the greeting stamp onto a clear ruler Veronica. Thank you for the wonderful designs you have made for us over the past three weeks and for telling it like it is. We all have projects that don't go the way we planned but it's how you turn then around that's important and you have shared your skills beautifully. 

Don't forget to leave a comment to show your appreciation for all Veronica's hard work and remember to visit her blog, Vrons Cards.


  1. Good tip about getting greetings straight. Love the background of your card

  2. Wow, beautifully coloured but most: what a super background!

  3. Beautiful design, the fabulous background is perfect for Santa and his sleigh. Shirleyx

  4. Another gorgeous card Veronica Santa looks very cheery
    Jackie x

  5. That Brusho background is super and Santa and his sleigh sit on it perfectly. Great tip for the greeting and also the Promarker round the edge to get the colour co-ordination is worth remembering too. x

  6. Gorgeous card Vronnie. Love the combo of the Santa and the sleigh. The background is amazing.
    Hugs Flo xx

  7. Fabulous Brusho bg - Santa looks like he's in a blizzard! Amazing job!
    hugs, Asha


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