GDP #115 – Christmas Joy

At this time of year there’s a lot of Christmas Joy going around. None so much as the joy shown on a child’s face when they see Santa. So my project for GDP #115 – Christmas Joy features the jolly man in the red suit courtesy of Stampin’ Blends.

GDP #115 - Christmas Joy

I’ve used the Father Christmas stamp set which is a vintage type set available in clear and wood mount. I’ve also distressed the edges of the Old Olive and Thick Whisper White with my snips, to add to that vitage look.

GDP #115 – Christmas Joy

GDP #115 - Christmas Joy 1

I decided to give him the Stampin’ Blends treatment using Light and dark of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral. Pool Party and the Ivory and Color Lifter Stampin’ Blends as well.

Do you like my multi-looped bow in the top right? It seemed to fit with the theme – a bit of fun and therefore a bit of joy.

GDP #115 - Christmas Joy 3

Here’s a close up of the jolly man in the red suit. What do you think? I’m still learning with the Stampin’ Blends however, I think he turned out perfectly.

This image gives you a better view of the Holly Sprig which also received the Stampin’ Blends treatment with Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Old Olive and of course the Color Lifter.

I used a piece of Thick Whisper White for the insert so I could use the Stampin’ Blends on there as well. All the stamping is done in Basic Black Archival ink.

The envelope received the same treatment. I found if I was very light handed – only just touching the surface of the envelope, it all worked well.

GDP #115 – Christmas Joy

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