Monday, October 16, 2017

Crazy Dog Christmas card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "It's a Dogs Life".

It's time for my first Christmas card of the season! Thanks to the Picture Book Santa from the new release of Simon Says Stamp 'Making Spirits Bright'! It was so much fun to dress up the crazy dog ad make him in​​to Santa. First of all I colored him it with different colors. Distress Ink: Iced Spruced, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Festive Berries and Mustard Seed. After I die cutted the Picture Book Santa, I cut out the middle piece with his hat and beard to fit it for the Crazy Dog. I drew around the edges with a black marker to make it into the style of the CD (Crazy Dog ;)).


The Ornate Frame # 2 I coated with lots of Grit-Paste to create a snowy effect. After drying, I appleid Opal Magic Wax Vintage Silk  for a little glimmer and it smells very nice too :). In the background, I applied with the STAMPtember Tim Holtz stencil some Texture Paste. On top of that I applied Opal Magic Blue-Gold paint. With Mod Podge I've used A Bit Jaded Infusions for some more depth.




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Sandra :-) I love that you used the new Santa die to dress him up!! how clever!! the whole design of this is totally adorable!! Love it! :-)

Lols x x x

Macarena said...

Oh this is absolutely fantastic! I love the background so shimmery and textured. The stamp looks great there! The frame is amazing - so snowy and frosty - great effect, I need to try too. And the doggy disguised as Santa is so super cool! Love its hat which popps up here perfectly due to this vibrant red. Great idea! Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

Haha, this is awesome! I love that little pup dressed up like Santa. So clever!!

Cathie ♥

Paula Cheney said...

Absolutely hilarious! I love it!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the music in the video, and love that background! TOO CUTE with this festive Crazy Dog!!!

Billie A said...

Love the Santa hat and beard. So brilliant doing that. Always love seeing your creative art.

Maura Hibbitts said...

How cute is this! I must say I have never seen Santa look quite as dashing! Such a fun card, Sandra, and love how you framed him. Hugs, Maura

Stephanie Leykauf said...

This sweet design made me smile! A "tough dog" dressed up as Santa! I love the added texture on the frame too, it really helps to zone in on the focal point! : )

Simon Says Stamp!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a totally clever idea! This is a great holiday makeover for sure. I love how you so thoughtfully combined such different products to make one fabulous end result!

Wanda Hentges said...

Fabulous Christmas card!!!

Let's Art Journal said...

What a fabulous Christmas card! I enjoyed watching your video and seeing how you created this card too, there is so much detail in every piece - amazing 😁. Wishing you a happy week! J 😊

Anna-Karin said...

What a great idea to use the Picture Book Santa to dress up the crazy dog!! I love how he turned out with the hat and the beard. Such fun! Gorgeous frame and background too. Hugs!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wow what a festive project! Love this Christmas mood, I adore the colors and the details! Barbara

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and cool Christmas card, Sandra. The crazy dog is so cute with the ornament frame. Love your great design! :)

Emma Williams said...

I love how we've both used the same image but in such completely different ways and I LOVE this card, it's just gorgeous and the colours are beautiful! Fabulous work, Sandra... Hugs :)

Kath Stewart said...

this is just the coolest Crazy Dog Santa ever, love it...hugs kath xxx

roth phallyka said...

I love how you so thoughtfully combined such different products to make one fabulous end result!