I went to a cardmaking event this past August and made over 12 Christmas cards for the coming Christmas. One card was depicting Santa's bright red suit with belt buckle. After completing the card, I decided it would be just right for my oldest son, David, but it just need something more added.
I went to work remaking the idea of the card with just a bit more flair. My Santa suit would have the white fir edged in scallops to create the idea of a furry white trim. Straight sides just didn't suggest fir to me. I decided rather than a "belly band" belt, it should be a real belt, so I trimmed the overlap in a "V" shape to represent the end of the belt and attached it directly the the card so that it was no longer a slip off/ slip on "belly band." Then, I dropped my belt and its buckle lower as one would usually sees on a fat man, because the belt just won't quite fit around his jolly fat middle. I felt the coat buttons were too small and too plain, so I chose larger black faceted buttons with a silver rim, and I spaced them further apart. Now, it was looking like I thought it should! I know David will really like his Santa's festive red suit.
Here is a peek below at the inside design and the computer verse that I composed to suit the card's exterior design.
Recipe: Stampin' Up products: Cardstocks - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray. Punch - Decorative Label. Embossing Folder - Petals A Plenty. Dazzling Details - Silver Sparkle (glitter glue). Candy Dots w/silver brads). Brads - mini black. EK punches: Scalloped Scallop Edger; CardCreators - Interlaced Corner. Computer verse.