When you don't have the right kind of patterned paper, stamp it!
I wanted to use a diagonal striped pattern on my card, but couldn't find anything in my stash suitable.
So I pulled out my In The Background stamp set, inked it up with Ruby ink, and stamped it onto a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Colonial White cardstock.
The other stamps I used are from an older, retired set called Believe.
I coloured Santa and the present with my Ruby and Topiary markers. I used Lt. Sorbet on his face, and Honey on his belt buckle. And our old style Black marker for his mittens.
I also used Liquid Applique on his beard and mustache, and Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel on his trim of his suit and hat.
I cut the Topiary CS shape using the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge, lightly sanded the bottom near the dove tail, and then stamped the sentiment onto it.
Happy creating! :)
Supplies used (all CTMH):
Paper: Colonial White, Ruby, Topiary CS
Stamps: In The Background, Believe - retired
Inks: Black Pigment, Black
Markers: Ruby, Honey, Sorbet, Black, Topiary
Embellishment: Clear Sparkle
Other: Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel, Liquid Applique, Cricut Artbooking Cartridge, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D Foam Tape