Impression Obsession Holiday Card Hop Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Impression Obsession Holiday Day card hop.
Each day, December 1st and 2nd, you will find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25.00 gift certificates for the event, so the more you comment through our Holiday Hop, the more chances you have to win!

All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday, December 7th at 8:00 pm CT. All winners will be announced Wednesday November 8th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
On to my card for today.

One of my favourite dies to use at this time of year is the Santa Hat. There is a large and small, and I this is the large.
I decided I would use my Stars background stamp to start, heat embossing using white embossing powder. 

I wanted a Red sky - yes, I know red is not a normal colour for the sky, but in Santa's world I think it is! Using my blending brushes and distress inks in Barn Door, Candied Apple, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany, I added the layers of colour.
I kept it light in the area where I wanted the hat to be.

Once I had applied all the colour, and was happy with the look I buffed the piece to brighten the background and stars.
I then die cut the hat from white card and coloured it using my brush along with Barn Door distress ink. For the fur and pompom I applied a layer of Nuvo Glitter Pen, which has a beautiful sparkle to it.

I then attached the red panel to my white card base using foam tape, then added the hat, using foam squares.
To finish up I die cut the letters for my sentiment from white card and glued them to my card.

This was such a fun card to make, especially with the red sky!
Following is a list of those participating in today's hop, with Laura Fulcher up next.

Following are Affiliate links for the products I have used for this card, at no extra cost to you.


  1. Gorgeous background and I LOVE the santa Hats!

  2. Awesome card! I love that fun Santa hat! Great background too!

  3. How cute the red sky is. I love the stars on a red background. NICE

  4. the curve and dimension on the hat is so fabulous Kia :)

  5. This is sooo pretty! I love the red sky and with the white,
    it's so elegant. Also love the dimension/curve of the hat.

  6. Great, festive and cheery card...and yes...the sky is a yummy red in Santaland!

  7. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  8. I like the starry background for this Santa hat.


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