Hi Bluebird Friends, Sara here!

Today it’s my turn over the Hello Bluebird Blog and I have another Christmas card to show you (the last of the year!), featuring some of the recent released Holiday stamps and dies.

I really loved the Santa illustration included in the Christmas Eve stamp set, but I decided to modify it just a bit not stamping the lantern he was carrying in his hand. In this way, he looks like he is going to say “come here, it’s Christmas!”…you may think I am crazy, but love imagining stories about the cards I make.

I stamped him and I hand drew the “hidden” arm not stamped, using a fineliner. I also stamped a lot of holly and berries that come from the December Post stamp and colored everything with the Copics listed here.

  • Santa’s skin: E13 – E11 – E00 – E000
  • Santa’s beard: W3 – W2
  • Santa’s clothes: R89 – R39 – R46 – R27 – R14 | E41 – E40
  • Santa’s gloves and boots: 100 – N9 – N8 – N7 – N6
  • Holly: BG78 – G28 – G46 – G43 (darker combo) | G94 – G43 – G20 (lighter combo)
  • Berries: R39 – R46 – R27

I stamped a lot of berries because I wanted to arrange them as a wreath to surround the big 25 number: I die cut them from some gold mirror cardstock using the By the numbers die. I also die cut the DEC letters from the Jane Small Alpha die using the same gold mirror cardstock.

I took an A2 white piece of cardstock and I die cut the Starry Sky die, because I wanted to layer a sparkly gold cardstock behind…and I loved the result! The back gold panel measures 4,5″x5,75″ because I liked a little border around the white panel. I then carefully attached everything (hollies, numbers and letters, Santa) to my panel, mixing liquid glue and foam tape to create some depth. I also stamped the sentiment “It’s Christmas time” that comes from the City Sidewalks stamp next to the 25 number.

To complete the card, I decided to add a hanging ball with the small “Merry and Bright” stamp from December Post. And here’s my finished result!

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will like the Christmas inspiration! I also want to wish you and all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the upcoming year!

Hugs from Italy,

Sara