Friday, 27 January 2017

Tea and Cookies for Santa

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge posted this as an inspiration photo:

There is a tiny Santa and sleigh in the back of the picture so it gave me the idea of the tea and cookies being for Santa.  Here's what I came up with:

To represent the texture on the mug in the inspiration photo, I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and painted it white with gesso. 

I stamped, heat embossed, and die cut the mug;  die cut a spellbinders oval for the plate; and die cut two tiny Christmas trees and went around the edges of them with a glue pen and added glitter to them (it shows up better in real life).

I made the sentiment on my computer.  The cs for the card base and the plate has a tiny bit of shimmer in it.

Stamps - SU mug
Ink - ColorBox Chianti
Paper - red and white cs, corrugated cardboard
Size - A2
Accessories - SU mug die, clear embossing powder, gesso, tiny evergreen die, glue pen, glitter


  1. Love the texture on the mat with the white gesso, beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

  2. Clever spot on the inspiration photo. Love the idea of colouring corrugated card...will be trying that. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing x

  3. What a fun cup and cookies for Santa Susan! So vibrant in the white/red - love the sparkle on the trees and the texture of the cardboard background!

  4. This is adorable Susan! Love the bright red background and texture from the corrugated cardboard to really show off your treat for Santa. :) xx

  5. Such a cute design!...Love the 'tree cookies'...Very Clever! :D

  6. This is a great interpretation of the photo, Susan! Love those tiny cookies and always love seeing red and white!

  7. love the corrugated gesso'd card as the backdrop of the adorable little mug, great interpretation of the challenge.

  8. Nice job on your Merry Monday card! The color choices are nice & the design!

  9. I love all your creative touches Susan. Your oval punch made the perfect plate, your tree sugar cookies (that is what they look like with the glitter), stamped and die cut mug, computer generated sentiment and finally your very clever corrugated background made such a fun and clever Christmas Card my friend. Hugs....

  10. Fantastic card, I love your inspirating and that red mug is great with the corrugated background. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday.

  11. This is so fun Susan! Love the background and your sweet sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.


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