Monday, October 4, 2010

Santa's Helper Edwin

Here's another Christmas card I made for the Crafty Ribbons Christmas Challenge (see previous posts).

On this one, I used Santa's Helper Edwin...isn't he the cutest thing in the world! I colored him with Copics, chalks, and a red sharpie. I'm still building up my Copic collection and realize I don't have any reds. :( So I made do with what I had on hand and that ended up being a Sharpie. :)

I added CTMH Liquid Glass to his buttons, belt, and boots for some shine (kinda hard to tell in the photos). The sentiment was actually part of a piece of dp in the Wonderful Winter glittered paper pack from My Mind's Eye. I like the shape of my Nestabilities Labels 1, but it was too big to frame the sentiment so I used it as a template and traced around it until I got the shape I needed. Then I did the same for the green frame and cut out the middle with my craft knife. I wanted it to look like a frame so I raised it up with popdots. I glued part of Edwin to the top and put popdots behind the rest of him to make him level with the green frame.

All of the dp is from the same paper pack, MME Wonderful Winter. The Merry Christmas ribbon came from Crafty Ribbons. I love the olive green color on the ribbon and the little white snowflakes which just happen to match my dp perfectly!

The felt reindeer charm came from my stash. I punched out various sizes of snowflakes with my MS punches (the smaller ones came from a border punch) and added stickles. The large snowflake is raised up on popdots. Below is a side view so you can see the dimension better.

Thanks again for all the wonderful comments on my cards and projects! I really appreciate all the love! I admire and am inspired by so many of you so it's really a humbling experience to see the comments you have left. Stayed tuned because I have one more card to share tomorrow.

Hugs and much love to you!

Rosemary :)

15 comments:

Card Crazy said...

What a sweet, bright Santa. Love the ribbon!
Sue S.

Eve said...

hi Rosemary! very nice Edwin's card! I luv label1 nesties too :-) Very nice coloring! Glad you took the pic. from the side (2nd pic.). I can see it better how it's done. :-) Eve

Stephanie said...

Edwin is just adorable. I love the green you chose.......not the "traditional". Very nice job!

Myrna said...

Yikes! That time of year is fast approaching. I love this Edwin, course I love all the Edwin's since I have a son. LOL You did a great job with coloring Edwin. Nice job!

Rene said...

Super cute! Your papers are awesome and he looks fantastic!

charlene said...

How cute he is love the papers, your coloring the layout of the card all just adorable

KayBeHybrid said...

beautiful christmas card.. ♥♥♥
Hugs, Katrin

Kim said...

This is adorable!! Love your DP and embellishments, just brings it all together so nicely. TFS!!

Maria said...

Beautiful card and so love the yummy papers! Fabbo layout as well. Hugs, Maria

Jennifer said...

Love your card. Colored beautifully and the DP's are gorgeous and I love the snowflakes and reindeer embellies.

Leslie Avila said...

Love Love Love this Christmas card! Coloring, snowflakes, Edwin.....love it all!
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings~
Leslie Avila

Handmade by Vivi said...

VERY SWEET CARD!!
TFS!
XXX
Vivi

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the traditional of Edwin's suit yet the cute background DP is awesome. Cute Christmas card!
Hugs,
Cabio

Pam S. said...

Rosemary! Your Edwin is the handsomest guy today!!! All dressed up and ready to fly that sleigh! Wonderful coloring and paper choices! Love your card!
Pam Going Postal

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Rosemary! This Edwin is just so handsome! I have that same dp and I just LOVE it! Your layout is wonderful and the felt Reindeer is such a great touch. The snowflakes are fabulously done! What a super card...
Hugs,
Barb