The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "House Rules". I took the opportunity to use a lot of Tim Holtz vintage Christmas imagery for this piece.
I started by painting the house with A Dash of Red paint, which I darkened a little with Gathered Twigs distress ink. I stamped snowflakes from the Winter Sketchbook set on the sides with gesso. The triangular panel was cut from a piece of Dear Mr Claus paper and it acted as a base for the stamped ticket and the "Believe" lettering, which I had cut on the Cricut. The Twinkle Tone Santa was taken directly from the Seasonal paper stack, with added Rock Candy stickles to highlight his beard and white fur. The numbers were metallic numerals coloured with Tarnished Brass distress Stain and sanded in parts for extra texture.
The two Santas at the bottom were stamped then coloured with Promarkers. I used distressed copper brads to add interest to the wooden frame, first using a craft pick to create a hole for each one.
I'm really happy with how this turned out, now I just need to make sure that I pack it away securely each year so that it will last a good few years!
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Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)
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