Wobble Head Santa
An earlier version of this card was originally posted in my StampTV Gallery.
The Santa I used is from an svg set called “Mr. and Mrs. Country Claus” which I have had in my file for a while. My records show it was purchased and downloaded from “Treasure Box Designs” although it was either discontinued or I am mistaken in the artist/company since it is no longer there on their site. (If I am giving credit to the wrong artist/company, I am sorry.)
I cut the pieces with my Silhouette, inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink, and pieced him together. To create a bobble-head effect, I mounted Santa’s head on a spring. (Excuse the poor quality of the GIF file below. I cannot include videos here in my blog post but wanted to show the movement.)
The spring is called an “Action Wobble Spring” and is a plastic spring with adhesive on both sides so it sticks to your card project and to the element you want to wobble. (I got these on Amazon.com HERE.) I really love using these springs, but as you can see in the photo below, the adhesive panels are fairly large so your element needs to be big enough to cover the spring. (They now have mini ones for smaller elements.)
The background paper is Pine Green Plaid by Paper Pizazz mounted on a Gina K Cranberry Tart card base. The red for Santa’s clothes is Burgundy & Gold Crackle Paper by Colorbok. His sack was made with Recollections burlap scrapbook paper. Recollections gold paper was used for the gold elements. (My original card had gold glitter paper, but I it was difficult to cut, so I switched to a flat gold paper for this card.) The other pieces were cut from a piece of a manilla file folder and scraps of green, black and white from my scrap box.
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