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St. Nick

Good Ole' St. Nick
Let's be honest.  I wasn't sure I was a fan of the St. Nick die.  He was on my list but low on it.  That was until Candy did a wee demo on her blog with Jolly Old St. Nick that I officially became a fan. 
This is one of this evolving projects that I really wasn't sure of my direction.  Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #15 is Cabinet Cards.  I have never tried these (which is why I love this challenge blog) so I decided to start with the Mini's.  I like small things.
My version of St. Nick in icy blue's. 
I used some of my TH Tiles to spell out St. Nick.  I distressed the edges and inked tumbled glass distress ink.
I was inspired by all the DT's Compendium of Curiosities 3 projects.  This tree element was inspired by Candy's awesome Vintage Christmas tree.  I inked it tumbled glass, wrapped in tinsel with a mirrored star on top.

I cut some stacked presents using the smallest.  I inked more tumbled glass paint, distress glitter and ink.  I cut some foil for 1 gift and 1 bow, embossed, inked and distressed.

I love my Old Fashioned Christmas set.  Stamped on Watercolor paper inked with tumbled glass, broken china and faded jeans distress markers.  
 The stamped edges is inspired by one of my favorite bloggers Yaya Scraps and More.  Last year she stamped a canvas and I always do that now.
A little surprise!  A tag tucked into the cabinet card!  I made it so the tag can hang on my Mom's Christmas tree.  Her tree is decorated with only my tags.  So every year she get's 1...or 5...sometimes 10.

I just got the Thinlits Label's.  AWESOME DIE!!!!  I cut it in half to create a door.  I saw something similar with Aida's awesome Holiday D├ęcor Panel.

I inked a Christmas Word Band with picket fence distress paint.  Then pounded out some brads.  This awesome metal Antique Snowflake is inked in picket fence also and can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

When you open the panel door there's a little surprise.  Another Thinlits Label cut stamped, inked and glittered.

I went with tumbled glass distress glitter for St. Nick's hat.  I tried something new (for me) and used embossing paste for his beard and white elements. I used my trowel to create the texture. 

I wanted his beard and other white bits to shine.  So while it was wet I sprinkled some rock candy distress glitter...and it worked!  I inked brushed corduroy around all the white edges to show definition.

This would make a wonderful gift for a gift card.  You could add the gift card to the tag.

I hope you liked this St. Nick and have found some inspiration like I did.  Thank you for always taking the time to look and leave comments.
This round of prizes to be won from the  Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge is Inspiration Emporium.  And of course some Tim and Mario goodies. 
Inspiration Journal- Happy Holidays
I have a 5 card Christmas Card class posted.  Check out my Classes page.  This class focuses on Stains.
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  1. Wow, this is fantastic. I loved Candy's Santa with his fluffy beard but I also love how you have done yours (mind has just gone in the bin...) so I may try out your technique now. Love the gorgeous blues too. Anne xx

  2. Nicole....this is beyond cute! It's amazing! I so love your Santa! He turned out absolutely ADORABLE!!! So glad that you decided to get that die cut! I love the blue! Such a lovely color and this piece is just fabulous in the blue tones! Thanks for the mentions in your write up for both Santa and the little vintage Christmas tree. :) Your cabinet card canvas will really be a cute home decor piece for many years to come! Thanks for sharing your art with everyone at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. Fabulous piece, love St. Nick and his textural beard. Love the hidden surprise too, nice touch. Love the blue tones in your piece too. Tracy x

  4. Love your bright blue Santa and his textural beard. Great design.
    Julie x

  5. Great piece, Nicole. I love the colors and your St. Nick is adorable. (I get inspired from Candy's work, too. She's awesome!) Thanks for sharing this on CC3C!

  6. Fabulous canvas Nicole! I too wasn't that keen on the St Nick either till I saw Candys. You have also done a great job on yours. I really like the stamping around the edges and your Christmas tree is divine. Karen.x

  7. Wow - your choice of colours makes me green with LOVE LOVE LOVE this canvas!

    Claudia x

  8. OMG ... how fun is that ... so many things to catch your eye ... Cool textures on St. Nick !

  9. Nicoleeeeee!!!! Thanks for your kind words! YOU are an artist! I love this ST.Nick, colors are my fav! you are a fantastic blogger, I am only a mom with the obsession for craft and Tim Holtz! BArbarayaya

  10. Fabulous piece Nicole! Love the icy blue and glitter. St Nick looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  11. You had me at that Santa!!! LOVE him and the different colors! Just gorgeous all around and what a fab design! You rock! Thanks for much for playing along with us on the Cabinet Card Pocket challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  12. Wow Nicole such an amazing and eye catching project - love it

  13. Pretty darn cute! I love the texture in Santa's beard and your blue tints throughout the project. Awesome!

  14. Nicole, I just love what you've done with your cabinet card, it's wonderfully Christmasy!!! I love all the sparkles and all the wonderful blues!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inspiration Emporium!

  15. Great cabinet card. I love all the wonderful blues and glitter.

  16. What a fun project! Love the doors and all that yummy texture in Santa's beard. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  17. I love the non traditional colors you used on this. And the massive amounts of sparkle!


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