Die Cut Golfing Santa
(Inside text: Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year!)
I’m still trying to get caught up with some of my holiday project posts.
This holiday golf scene was created using cut files from the “Father’s Day Mega Pack” SVG Kit from svgcuts and the “Santa – design#1513” cut file from the Silhouette store. I cut all the pieces with my Silhouette and paper pieced the scene together. I used the Darice 5×7 Dots embossing folder for the background to create a golfball-like pattern. The greeting is from the Gina K Designs “Sentimental Holidays” stamp set (retrired?) and was stamped with Gina K Christmas Pine ink. The inside text was computer generated. (The card is 5×7.)
The card stock I used was Gina K Christmas Pine and Sandy Beach, Bazzill (textured) Avalance and Blackbird, red from the Recollections Jewel Card Stock paper pack, and scraps of gray from my stash (from Recollections single sheets on clearance; no name on label). The putting green and vertical banner were cut from digital paper from a pack (HERE) containing “Green Textured Digital Paper” by thepaperpegasus shop on etsy.
I have been searching for a mid-weight card stock to use for my card bases. The 65lb card stock is too flimsy for a card this size and with this much paper piecing and layers. The 110 or 120 lb card stock makes a nice card but is so heavy and almost always makes it necessary to add extra postage when the cards are 5×7 – even when there are minimal layers. For this card, I tried the Neenah 80 lb Cover Stock in solar white. I found it at staples in the “Neenah 80lb Astrobrights Texture Premium Cardstock” pack, but a ream of just the white can be found on Staples.com. It was a nice weight and was sturdy enough for this card, but it has a rough surface with a faint stripe pattern on it (which is hard to see in photo above).
I did like it for a change, but I will continue to look for an affordable 80lb cover stock with a smoother surface.
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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