Saturday, September 10, 2022

Ho Ho Ho

We have a really fun challenge for you this week chosen by my wonderful teammate Carol M. (She is why I am named Carol Mc here!) at Just Us Girls Challenge Trend Week #649: Repetition! There are so many ways to approach it! Check out this video from Cathy Zielske! She has many obvious and subtle ways to repeat elements in your design. I'm also sharing my card over at Inkspirational Challenges #273 Repetition!

Products I used:

Simon Says Stamp: Ho Ho Ho die

Plaid card stock: Joann Fabrics or Hobby Lobby

Ellen Hutson: 'Tis the Season, retired set (I adore this Santa and use him a lot!)


Copic markers

Wink of Stella Clear sparkle pen

Glossy accents (sunglass lenses)

Versafine Archival Onyx Black ink pad

My card demonstrates the obvious: the repeated word Ho, the Santas and the rhinestones three times each. I made a white card base, then cut the HO HO HO from a panel of red plaid card stock. I mounted this red piece on the card front, then looked for a Santa to repeat three times.  I grabbed a favorite and stamped/colors/fussy cut him to fit the three spots on the card that seemed empty. I gave the beards and hats glimmer with my Wink of Stella pen. I added Glossy Accents to the glasses and finished off the card with three rhinestones in the middle of each O.

This challenge was a fun one and one that I see myself using this year for the holidays, although you can use it for any occasion! Be sure to check out all the fun ideas my teammates came up with as well. We look forward to seeing you in the gallery!



ElizStewart said...

Carol... love the card! And I agree I love this Santa! Ho Ho Ho was brilliant!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super cute! Love this card

Lisa Elton said...

Those Santas are some cool dudes in their shades! This is too much fun, Carol!

Julie B said...

Love your cool dude Santas Carol, such a fun card. :)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I am loving the fun Santas in their shades! Great design with the cut out Ho Ho Ho on the plaid. Super fun Christmas card!

Bobby said...

I love the variety of 'hos', Carol, and the placement of the Santas. What a fun card.

Carol said...

Thanks ladies! The die and the Santa are some of my favorites from my stash!

Nancy said...

There is so much to love about this card. You have taken the challenge and ran with it for sure! Love the shiny glasses too! Well done!

cm said...

Talk about a festive fabulous card, Carol! The repeated Ho Ho Ho, paired with the trio of Santas, is awesome! Crushing over the plaid cardstock, too! LOVE this!!

Ina G said...

What a clever repeat repeat repeat card Carol. Love the big bold HO'S and cute Santa's. You nailed our challenge!!!