I took a geometrically inspired Santa face and hid our holiday message under his flip up hat.
For years I had been wanting to use a flip up Santa hat but my designs always fell short of expectations. My design this year was directly inspired by a card I saw on Etsy that created a geometric Santa face with the signature triangle hat. I loved the graphic elements of this design by Tim Creations on Etsy.
I started from that point and modified it in a variety of ways. First I switched the design to be a flip up hat with the fold along the top. I then extended the hat to the right to soften the image, made the nose and mustache three-dimensional with a foam sticker, added cut curves to the beard and real rouge to the checks. The end result is a jolly fellow full of personality and holiday wishes. The plan is to publish a step-by-step tutorial next November. It makes sense to stagger designs by a year. Then the recipients of my cards still have the surprise of seeing what I created this year.
I send the same message to all my readers that is inside the card.
Ho Ho Ho!
Be Jolly and Enjoy!
Happy Holidays to All!
Previous posts of interest:
- Three Decades of Handmade Christmas Cards
- DIY Christmas Cards • Truly Unique
- DIY Christmas Cards • Technology Influenced
- DIY Christmas Cards • Mixed Media
- DIY Christmas Cards • Trees as a Theme
- DIY Christmas Cards • Woven Paper Designs
- DIY Christmas Cards • Pierced Designs
- DIY Christmas Cards • Pop-up Cards
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