paper pieced Santa

Welcome to my crafty blog and a Christmas card with no ink or stamping on it (not my usual style!) I thought of Clarity’s Santa round aperture die when I saw the theme at The Paper Players and it works really well for the sketch at Atlantic Hearts. Inkspirational‘s theme of paper piecing was also perfect for the design.

I started by cutting the die into a piece of black card and cutting it out with a nested circle die. I cut a second circle in gold card and glued the die cut to it. I added a strip of gold card to a black 6×6 card blank and then glued the topper to it.

I recut the Santa die twice more, once in white and then in red, then pieced the parts I wanted into the frame of the black die cut.

I finished by gluing the stars from the white die cut around the circle, then added one of Clarity’s word stickers.

Thanks for dropping in – hope you like this offering. I’ll be back again tomorrow.

14 thoughts on “paper pieced Santa

  1. This is amazing! I love these fussy dies but I get frustrated with those little pieces, so I am quite impressed at your patience! The final product is just stunning and perfect for the sketch too! Thanks for playing with my challenge this week at the Players!

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  2. Deborah, that is a really neat Santa die (love the artwork style!) and you’ve showcased it beautifully! I really like how you pieced in the layers with different colors. Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players this week!

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  3. Love this Deborah – Santa is so striking against the black and gold and I love the paper-pieced detail. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  4. Your card is so pretty and classy–great job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, AHSC Design Team


  5. Love your paper piercing, so pretty, cute! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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