Wednesday 24 April 2013

Swinging Santa

     Swinging Santa is this weeks Christmas card inspired by 52 Christmas Card Throwdown's Father Christmas / Santa, CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Red & Green and Jingle Belles Recycle.
     I began by making a red and green bauble using a great technique that will feature here again soon called Dahlia folding and some old Incire paper I had in my stash, red one side and green the other. The outer edge of the bauble has been daubed with gold paint. I had a Santa cut out that I rescued from an old card and kept in the big box of 'useful' bits, so I stuck him on the front.
     The back of the bauble has a large white scalloped disc stuck on it so that a personal greeting can be written later and it has a small piece of green ribbon so it can be hung on the tree. It is attached to the card with some low tack tape so the recipient can take it off and hang it up.
     The backing paper is layered on to gold and stuck on a deckle edge card with a small star added in each corner.
 I would like to enter the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Father Christmas
Jingle Belles - Recycle something


  1. Fabulous dahlia fold ... love the decorative edges ... so glad you joined us for earth day at jingle belles.

  2. This is great. I read a tutorial for this folding technique last night, with a view to making something similar for Hazel's Christmas challenge, but I couldn't find any red/green paper and didn't have time to make any, so I did something different. I'm glad I did now, but I am still going to have a go at the folding later. Kate x

  3. Fabulous - a card and a gift in one! Love the sweet Santa on the wonderful dahlia fold ornament, - another great Christmas card Rocky! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 52 {C}CT, see you next week I hope! Ruth x

  4. Love all the rich red and green - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. What a great idea! LOVE this cute Santa and the fun ornament to hang on the tree! Fabulous, Rocky! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  6. Great idea - I do like the jolly Santa image on the bauble! Fun papers too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  7. I am glad that you 'rescued' Santa Rocky, as he looks great as the centre piece to your amazing Christmas bauble. I am having a few problems with that dahlia folding myself! You look like you've mastered it! Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  8. So much fun Rocky! I love that Santa is in the middle of that great ornament. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!


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