Thanks for coming by from my wonderful friend Merit‘s blog.
It really is the most wonderful time of year – the 2018 holiday catalog is live! I love all the fun new products, Stampin’ Blend markers, tins, ribbons, stamps and Designer Series Papers. I am once again participating in our Fun n Crafty stampers blog hop and swap. It’s always fun to see what my fellow crafters create. What makes are swaps so much fun is that we all pick a different stamp set to use. Meet my fun, beachy little Santa!
For So Santa I did a few things I don’t normally do! But I just love this beachy little Santa so much. I mean, I really do feel like I should be on the beach with him right now. I used several of our new Stampin’ Blends to color in the image. To get his beard a bit lighter I used the light basic gray and then used the color lifter over that to give it a lighter look. The sand is where I really stepped up my game and tried something I have never done before.
I used our stamping emboss paste! To get the sand color – I did the first layer in Crumb Cake and the second layer in Saraha Sand. I just added a few drops of reinker to the paste and mixed it up. I took an old tooth brush and dabbed it into the paste then dabbed it on the paper. Once the paste dried – I applied Wink of Stella over it to give it a bit of shimmer!
Now, it’s time to send you off to my talented friend Jennifer’s blog!