It was really funny and at the same time hard to realize this card. I started cutting the rectangular shapes, the scalloped one first, and then using the sewn one inside the scalloped one. Thi was to create the external decoration made by a Christmas paperpad.
The sky is made using the memento oxide ink “Stormy sky” (I was patient while doing it because it required me some time, I wanted to be hundred percent satisfied). Then, using some water over an acrylic stamp block and the white memento ink, I used a brush to create the starry sky and then adding some white crystal drops to simulate a snowfall.
Then, as usual I stamped the various characters using the clear stamp of Mama elephant “Santa’s sleigh”: Santa Claus and his sleigh, the reindeers, the gifts and the milepost. I spent some time coloring them and then I cut all the pieces using the matching dies.
Later, I cut the Christmas village with the Sizzix’s die “Landscape Border” on a cream paper.
The sentence “Santa Claus is coming to town” is printed on a white paper and then cut with the bold banner die. It is used to create a pop up effect of the banner.
Once I finished having everything ready, it remains for me to glue everything. The background with the Christmas paperpad is put with the foam tape in popup, instead the sky is simply glued on the white card. The village is glued on top of the sky, then the banner over the village using the foam tape. The gifts are in popup while the milepost is simply glued. Then, at the end, Santa Claus and the reindeers are in popup. I used a white string to create the reins of Santa Claus.
I completed the postcard with a round stamp on the back saying “Handmade with ”.