Two posts in one day--almost a miracle! Any other Narnia fans out there? I have loved the Chronicles of Narnia books since I was a child! This Lockhart North Woods Santa image with its little lantern post reminds me of Lantern Waste in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Furthermore, living in the North Woods of Michigan, I just had to have him! On to the card. . .
Background paper is from last year's Cosmo Cricket Winter Wonderland collection. (Woohoo! I just ordered some of this year's Be Good papers!) I stamped one of Karen's new Millinery collection, the Holiday Ribbon, on Neenah Natural Ivory card stock with Black Brilliance ink and colored it with these Copic markers: YG17, G28, YG93, and R59. I stamped the North Woods Santa image (same ink and paper), and used these additional Copic markers: R29. W2, Booo, B21, E31, E27, and 0. I trimmed closely around him, then added Liquid Applique to the trees and to his outfit. When he blended in to the background a bit too much, I added a scalloped rectangle cut from Kraft card stock with a Spellbinders Nestability Scalloped Rectangle die. Since I had already sewn the Holiday Ribbon strip down, I trimmed the scalloped rectangle and tucked it underneath Father Christmas up to the edge of the ribbon. (I didn't want to cover any more of the ribbon than was necessary.) Finally I added some SU antique brass hardware and twill tape and matted the patterned paper in Always Artichoke card stock before mounting it on Neenah Natural Ivory card stock. (I actually tried five ribbons before settling on the twill. You should see the ribbon bits on my desk.)
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