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Friday, 25 June 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 24 - Santa

Friday has rolled around again all too quickly ... for me at least.  But on a good note this means it's Bah! Humbug! Challenge day and this week the topic is 
Father Christmas/Santa 
Once again the DT have all managed to come up with something to tickle your creative tastebuds and we look forward to you joining in with us with your interpretations of our challenge.
Using the Kenny K image last weekend reminded me that I have a gazillion folders on my PC filled to overflowing with wonderful PSP tubes that were originally used to make siggies and tags in the days when I dabbled with PSP.  Whilst many artists current Terms of Use don't permit hard copies to be printed, or require you to purchase a license to use, this is not the case for them all.
So I spent some time flicking through and rediscovered plenty of old favourites including this cute Santa from Tubes By Amanda. 
I opened the tube in PSP and then copied and mirrored it, floodfilling the reversed one to remove the text before printing.  He looks a little washed out in my photo but that is down to my (lack of) photographic skills and is actually much brighter in real life.
After cutting them out I drew around one onto a folded sheet of gold glitter card and then cut around the outline to make a shaped card.  
Then it was a simple case of adding some stripey paper from my scrap box and a few embellishments like the jingly bell and recycled ribbons.
Inside is the reversed image, perfect for a message, and luckily there was just enough paper left to decorate the inside back so it isn't too boring.
The Challenge Mania Blog helped me to quickly find some other challenges for which this little card may be suitable and they are ...
Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge - Stitched Ribbon and Toppers
My Time To Craft - Yuletide in June
ABC Challenge - X-tra Dimension
Cute Card Thursday - Reuse, Renew, Recycle

4 comments:

Fabrizio said...

Super cute ! X Fab

Claire said...

Wow, thats so clever! What a fab card.
Thanks for letting me join you as June GD,
love and hugs
Claire xx

Debs said...

Fab card, love your Santa. Couldn't understand a word you wrote, mirrors, tubes, floodfilling, what the ecky thump are they? Well whatever they are, you have made a great card lol. Take Care Debs xx

Annie said...

fabulous recycling! thanks for joining in with us at CCT.
hugs, annie x