Sunday, December 2, 2012

Well have you been Naughty or Nice???

Or in this case, Good or Bad?  Again, i am using the wonderful Santa's Letters digital set from Digital this post i am sharing how to make a postcard that you would have your child send to Santa, letting him know that he/she has been good, (I guess it could be bad..i went for good) LOL.

I have used two pieces, i printed off the postcard digital image and the Santa image adding the sentiment to the board he is holding using Note This font.  The reason i ran off two separate pieces is that when i color the image it bleeds through the paper.   I did use my large Xyron to adhere the front to the doesn't matter how you tape the two together, as you can't really send this out to Santa. :)

I colored this Santa using Copics:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
red- R35, 37, 39
green- YG25, 67
boots/belt- W5, 7
Liquid applique for fur
Stickles for beard/hair

In response to Santa receiving his postcard about your child being good,  Santa has sent a postcard back to the child letting him/her know that they are on the "Good List" with a little surprise Medallion to wear.

Let's get started:
The Santa is paper pieced just like the Santa's Countdown can refer to that post, or use the colors above..or like i said you can purchase the already colored images (clip art).  I used Frosty font on the message "board" that Santa is holding.
I added the postage image to card board and cut out the size using decorative scissors.
To make the  medallion, i printed the badge onto kraft paper and cut it out, including the inside half circles then i added a punched designer paper circle behind the badge. I also (not shown) punched out two circles from cereal cardboard for stability.  I put one behind the designer paper...saving the other one for when i was finished to back the whole thing.  Next i used some wired tinsel garland and joined it into a circle by wrapping the ends..  I hot glued the badge to the tinsel.  Next i used two strips of crepe paper and placed them on top of each other to make the paper more sturdy and did gathering stitches to make the gathered circle.  I pulled the string slightly (remember it is paper so it can tear so be gentle) to make the circle i wanted and tied it off.  Now i put the other cut card board on the back and add a jewelry pin back.    If you want more stability to your crepe paper you can add some decoupage.  Otherwise, i used Stickles/silver around the edges of the Medallion.  It was fun to make and i made two, for my grandkids that they would be safe for them to wear.

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