As promised, here are the instructions for the Santa punch card that I shared in THIS post.
I began with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of red card stock folded in half to form the card base. Next I centered a 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of flesh-toned card stock on the front of the card base. I used textured cardstock to give Santa a bit more character.
To make the beard, mustache, and hat brim, I began with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of white card stock. I ran it through my Big Shot die-cutting machine with the Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder. In my opinion, the swirls are what really make this card. :) Next, you'll need a large circle cutter or simply use a large circular item, such as a dinner plate or frisbee and a pencil to mark the curve. I marked the first curve (for the beard) about 3" up from the bottom. (Make your markings on the back side of the embossed card stock.) I then marked another curve about 1" higher than the first. Cut along both curved lines to form the beard and hat brim. To make the mustache, use the remaining piece of white card stock, and cut along the curved line (which forms the top of the mustache), making two curvy cuts for each side of the mustache.
Before you attach your pieces to the card, you'll want to punch out two black eyes with a 1/2" circle punch, one flesh-toned lip with a 1/2" circle punch, and one flesh-toned nose with a large oval punch. Sponge pale pink ink on Santa's "cheeks", as well as around the edges of his nose and lip. I also added some highlight markings to the eyes and nose with a white opaque pen.
Now you can assemble your layers. I attached the nose/mustache ensemble with Dimensionals (also known as Pop Dots) to make them stand out.
The final touch is three punched "branches" and a red button decorating Santa's hat. If you have a holly punch, that would also be fantastic here!
Here's a close up of Santa's face:
Okay, folks, that's all! I hope my instructions are clear enough. Have fun making your own Santa cards. :)
Have a fantastic Tuesday, friends!
Stamps: None (I did use the "Ho Ho Ho" stamp from Flourishes on the inside!)
Papers: Classic White, Blush Blossom Textured, Red (PTI), Glorious Green (SU), Basic Black (SU)
Inks: Pink Pirouette (for sponging)
Accessories: Swirls Cuttlebug Folder, large circle cutter, 1/2" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Red Button (PTI), Natural Burlap String, White Opaque Pen, Dimensionals