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Xmas card: Santas all in a row

Row of Santas


Another card made using Create A Smile’s snow dance card kit. I just love this little Santa! And today he’s brought some friends along.


I started by stamping the row of Santas using my MISTI — by keeping the stamp in the same place and moving the watercolour card sideways between impressions I could make sure the row was straight and even, something that I would find tricky to do using an acrylic block. I gave them a quick, light layer of colour with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens.

The main Santa was stamped on Copic-safe card and coloured. I used a gel pen to emphasise the eyes and mouth and then I promptly stuck my thumb in it and smeared the ink over Santa’s face. Once I’d stopped cursing myself, I figured out a way to rescue it. I hate completely remaking things so I stamped another Santa and just coloured his head. I fussy cut out the head and the original Santa and layered the clean face over the smudged one with some thin foam tape. I used the same foam tape to pop up the whole Santa on top of one of the grey Santas.

The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in white on a piece of scrap black card and trimmed into a banner shape. I cut a couple of thin strips from the papers in the kit and layered them with the sentiment below the line of Santas. A few sequins finished off the panel, which I mounted on a black card base.

Row of Santas detail


Day 30 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge


  • stamps:
    Create a Smile – snow dance stamps
  • inks:
    Memento – tuxedo black
    Ranger – archival – jet black
  • colour:
    Zig Clean Color Real Brush – 071 flesh colour, 090 gray, 091 light gray, 302 haze blue
  • Copic markers:
    skin: E000, YR000, E21
    beard: W00, W1, W2
    hat, coat and gloves: R35, R46, R59
    trim: C0, C2, C4
    boots: W5, W8
  • embossing:
    Wow! – super fine – bright white
  • embellishments:
    Pretty Pink Posh – snow dance sequin mix
  • paper and card:
    Neenah – solar white – 216gsm
    Tim Holtz – Distress watercolour cardstock
    Papermill Direct – plain – black
    Create A Smile – snow dance kit papers
  • miscellaneous:
    MISTI tool

30 day colouring challenge

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