Today’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is written by Judy Maddigan and super fun. My little Santa cracked me up wobbling back and forth. I hope you try it out.
I made two samples. One really simple one with pieces cut out of Carta Bella Merry & Bright paper cut with Simon Says Stamp exclusive Christmas Trees dies. The tree was decorated with Silver Stickles and Red Baby Bling Rhinestones. A tiny star was cut out of Desert Marigold Fourz Bazzill paper with another die from the Holiday Trees set.
The santa (from Simon Says Stamp Gnome Sweet Gnome ) was a bit more tricky, since the stamp comes only with his face, not the back. I stamped it twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstockand cut them out. I flipped one over and traced the lines from the front to the back, leaving off his face and his thumbs.
The images were then colored with Copic Markers (Red: YR09, R24, R29, R39 Mittens: YG01, YG03, YG17 Beard/Hair: N0, N1, N3 Hat trim: W00, W1 Skin: E50, E21, E34, R20). Red paperclips that had been unbend and reshaped were adhered to the inside of the back with Scor-Tape. The front was run through my Xyron and adhered over the back, hiding the paper clip ends. The Santa as well as the tree were adhered to a covered Hershey’s Nugget with Glossy Accents.
Here is a video what these little rockers do: They crack me up, especially that little Santa Gnome.
And here is a video on how to create the rocker for the visual learner:
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