Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Distressed Santa box

Are you ready for Christmas yet? Here's an idea for a vintage Santa box for packaging up your gifts with. I used the Gable Box - Tall in a dark chocolate color and assembled it with the great Killer Red Tacky Tape.

I found this Santa stamp that I've had for years hiding in my studio. It was the perfect size for this box, so I inked it up with a dark brown ink, and then colored in just the face with a copic marker. The edges were sponged with more of the same dark brown ink, and then I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of both the image and the white cardstock layer behind it.

This box needed just a little something more with a touch of color, so I used some holly leaves and some red dew drops in the corner on Santa's hat. This box will be a lovely way to present a gift to someone for Christmas this year. :-)


Steph Zerbe said...

Oh I love that Santa stamp and the distressing! Your color work is perfection. Nice touch with the holly on his hat.

Chrissy D said...

WOW - Holly, this is sooo beautiful. And you know me...not a big Santa person. ;)Love your work. I am your #1 fan/ stalker... whatever you call it. LOL