I didn't follow the sketch perfectly but I think you can see it. I thought through a number of ideas that differentiated those top two rectangles from the bottom one because it seems to me that that is implied in the sketch with the top two being scalloped. But as I was thinking through options, the idea of three words came up and then it was an easy leap to "ho ho ho". So I was definitely inspired by the sketch but put a little bit different twist on it. Once I saw it in my head, I had to do it and I love the results!
The letters and the Santa are all Sizzix/Tim Holtz. I added a little gray ink to the edges of Santa so he would stand out on the white background. The speech bubbles are random bubbles - all from closed companies - that I selected just because they fit the words. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession that I just had to have because it's full of snarky sayings that are going to be just perfect for my sons for a number of years.
I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Impression Obsession Dear Santa
Dies: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Cool Yule and Alphanumeric Cutout Lower, various speech bubbles selected because of the direction of the speech part!,
Paper: Doodlebug Buffalo Check Woodgrain Petite Prints in Lily White, Stampin' Up cardstock in Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Parakeety Party, Basic Gray and Going Gray, My Favorite Things In the Buff cardstock
How fun! Love the sentiment!ReplyDelete
Ha!! Oh, this one is right up my alley, Kim! SO ho, ho, ho!ReplyDelete
This card is absolutely fabulous! I love those speech bubbles and that cute Santa! Love the textured background too! So fun!ReplyDelete
Well this just makes me smile! Love what you did with the sketch! Perfect!ReplyDelete
What a cute and fun card! That sentiment made me laugh.ReplyDelete
I adore this Santa and your fabulous take on the sketch, Kim!ReplyDelete
So cute and then that sentiment! I love it so much!ReplyDelete
This is such a clever use of the sketch! I've got these Cool Yule dies but have yet to use them - your Santa is just delightful!ReplyDelete