Spellbinders ~ Dancin' St Nick

Hello lovely crafty pals, you might say I'm on a roll with these posts for Spellbinders. This is my third post in three days, I know, most unlike me! But I really want to share these cute creations with you, so I'll try to post one each day for a few days. This adorable die is the Santa Claus version of the earlier Dancin' Deer Die Set I shared as my first post for Spellbinders. This die set is called Dancin' St Nick and how cute is he with his lil' swingin' legs?!

I used a gorgeous plaid Spellbinders embossing folder from my stash to create the texture on this card. I topped this with a panel of vellum cut with a fabulous squared corner die from an older Spellbinders die set from my stash and then mounted the cute St Nick on this. Building him from his swinging legs up. I've used some fun elements in his creation starting with the lovely shimmery red cardstock which I cut most of his elements from. It shows nicely in the shot below, I had to take it at an angle, so the cardstock would catch the light just right. 

The black elements I used a fabulous brushed metal black cardstock for, so up close it has really lovely texture. To add even more texture and interest, I also used an old jar of Flowersoft in white, which gives his white trims a lovely fluffy finish. I used the same lovely diecut sentiment set as I did for the previous two posts. There are so many options in this set, it's brilliant and so easy with the lovely shadows which can be cut in any colour to back the sentiment. I used white again on this card, but used black on my Holiday Express card, which if you missed you can click here to see. 

I had bought a fun washi tape just the other day from a local craft store, which had script handwriting on white washi, which was so perfect to add to the 'list' that St Nick is holding. His wee parcel is so cute and I cut the base from a lovely confetti paper from the Spellbinders Paper Pad called Christmas Traditions to give that a bit more interest. I used my Copic Markers to colour up his sweet face and give him rosy cheeks and a rosy nose. His beard I cut from textured white cardstock, but didn't add any shading to, as I really like how it looks, as is. 

I added this last shot, because I think the light shows all the texture and true colour so nicely, it's kind of a bonus shot. His belt buckle is so shiny in this shot! That gold cardstock I used for both the buckle and the sentiment is so shiny and lovely. You may notice from the above shot, how the body is popped up higher than the legs, to ensure these jiggly legs can swing freely. I explained in my very first post with the sweet Dancin' Deer, the process for this, so do refer back to there if you're curious. Such a cute and fun creation, I know this is going to make one of the little people in our family very happy this Christmas! 

Thanks for popping in to visit today. I hope you enjoyed seeing my third creation with the latest Spellbinders range. If you missed my post yesterday and live in the UK, did you know that Spellbinders now has a designated UK store? You can click through on the banner below to visit that store, which makes things a little more accessible for you. 

I will be back tomorrow with another creation for this release, so pop back in when you can. I have several lovely creations to share from this release and I'm so excited to show you! If you like what you see, be sure to check out the fabulous 'Today's Deals' category on the Spellbinders' site, they've loads of lovely items included in this promotion and my wishlist is ever growing!

Thank you again for stopping in to visit today. I really hope you enjoyed this post and my new crafty adventure with Spellbinders and I wish you a wonderful crafty day! Big hugs, Wends xoxo

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What a gorgeous card Wends - the St Nick die cut is a real cutie, and you have made a fabulous card with him!!
Dawn T said…
totally awesome Wendy. St Nick is so cute and love the plaid background.
Chris said…
You are making some beautiful cards with these cute dies! Love that embossed background too.
Sarah said…
He's gorgeous and I love his little list!! xx
Pat said…
Beautiful card Wends, great embossed backgrouond and the die cut Santa is just so cute with his present and cute little list.

Pat xx
Lorraine said…
A brilliant Christmas card Wendy, the dancing die cut santa is so sweet.
Lorraine x

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