Well Mrs. Claus didn't care for the dark hair on Santa, she loves how he has grown old with her, and she wants him to be around a long time (plus a couple of the girl elves were checking him out and Mrs. Claus has a jealous streak in her) so he's letting it go back to it's regular color, she did mention that she was worried about his cholesterol and his weight and with Christmas right around the corner she suggested he go on a diet.
So he cut out the cookies, and started to drink skim milk and he dropped the pounds pretty quick, ain't that how it is? Dang men!
Can you tell why he looks different?
While I tell you the recipe I will let you try to figure out what is different about Old Saint Nick. You can check out yesterday's card to see if it helps.
Stamp Set: Jolly Old Saint Nick, Tiny Tags
Paper: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Watercolor paper, Woodland Walk DSP
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade
Misc: Tasteful Trim Bigz Die (for the big scallop on the bottom), Big Designer Buttons, Jewelry tag punch, Top Note Die, Paper Piercer, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Vintage Trinkets, Victoria Crochet Trim
Well did you figure it out? I stamped Santa on the watercolor paper, and then I took a permanent marker and I drew his beard smaller and pointier, I added a few lines here and there for hair marks, then I cut him out and colored him. Makes him look skinnier eh? I know Mrs. Claus is happier that he is healthier.
I got the layout from a card I seen by Cindy Haffner (thanks Cindy, it took me a bit to read your watermark on the card).
Well I hope you have been enjoying the fun I have been having with the stamp set Jolly Old Saint Nick (#121711 for wood mount or #121321 for clear mount). If you want your own set, my on-line store is open 24-7.
Have an awesome Thursday and thanks for stopping in!
super slender guy…..awesome job as usual….
Mary Lecuyer says
Your Santa cards are sooo cool – don't you wish we could make ourselves (look) skinnier by drawing and cutting a picture of us like this lol? Toby is adorable with his new cut – cuter than the Wizard of Oz doggy….when I see you next I bet I can help you so he doesn't mind the camera! Our dog agility classes are good for more than running obstacle courses!!
Mary Lecuyer says
BTW have you seen the little heart candies at Fryes with the Twilight theme yet? There are 2 different boxes – one with Jacob's pic on it and the other with Edward – wow. I saw them in the DVD movies/music CDs section – you know with the candy for the movies boxes….Like $1 or something and really cool color names based on Twilight!
Debbie Keane says
Oh I am so jealous of Santa! Wish that marker would work like that on me!!
Ruthie Allen-Hamilton says
Hey! wish it was that easy to lose!!!! He's cute! and I like the Green hat he's wearing….
Sylvia Johnson says
I love your blog. You have such a good sense of humor. I like your style of cards. You are always creating something cute. Hey you think you could draw a few lines on me and get rid of a few of my pounds!!
Anita A says
I love all your Santas. They are so cute. I especially like how you made him skinner.
Marlene Caravello says
Hi, Diana! Looks like you trimmed up Santa's beard. I just love your creative humor. You are so much fun.
Lori Jane Mittlestadt says
Santa had some "grooming" of his own. You make my 14 yo dd crack up with your humor. She loves your coloring "flair," too. Can't wait for you to guest host SNL.
Stamp On! lorijane