Friday, 20 November 2015

Keep Calm And Hurry Santa!

Hello my lovelies! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my previous post with my most exciting news ever! :)

I am really sorry for being such a bad blogger again! I am so overdue a visit to my favourite blogs - please forgive me, my friends. Life has been trowing some stuff at me again - some really good and some really awful. And in the whole mix of things I just haven't had much heart left for blogging. But I truly hope this sad spell will pass soon! 

I am just popping in today to share a card I made for Stampendous for the July 2015 stamp release. This week the DT are sharing some gorgeous festive makes with the big Santa vibe so I thought I would join, too. And yes, that's my first Christmas card blogged this season! Wow, it'll be Christmas before we know it!

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Supplies:

Stampendous:
Cling Classic Santa
Cling Keep Calm
Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder
Red Micro Glitter
Mixed Media Paper

MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:

DWDL3005 Holly Die
DWLL3005 Holly And Swirls Stencil

Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®

Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Squares Regular - White, DODZ™- Medium, 3D Foam Snowflakes

Chameleon Color Tone Markers: RD4, BK4, YO3, CG8, NU1, NU3, BR5, OR4, GR3, PK3, PR4, BL3

Christmas themed patterned papers; green handmade paper, Martha Steward Doily Border punch; Crushed Olive Distress Ink by Ranger; Olive Green StazOn in by Tsukineko®; glitter brad and self adhesive pearls, May Arts ribbon.

Instructions:
1. Create an A5 card blank from kraft cardstock. Add a background panel from patterned papers 1/16th inch smaller on each side than the card blank.
2. Cut a panel 4.5" x 6.5" from a light/plain background paper. Stamp the Classic Santa image in the centre using black ink.
3. Sponge Crushed Olive ink through the Holly Stencil in the corners of the panel as shown.
4. Cover a handful of small foam dots from the 3D Foam Snowflakes sheet with Red Micro Glitter. 
5. Add the 'berries' to the stenciled holly leaves.
6. Punch a Doily Border along the left edge of the panel. Adhere the panel to the card.
7. Stamp the Classic Santa image again on Mixed Media Paper and colour in with Chameleon Markers.
8. Cover the image with embossing ink and sprinkle with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder. Heat with the heat tool.
9. Cut the main oval image out and adhere to the card with 3D Foam Squares over the stamped frame - use the project photo as a guide.
10. Stamp the Keep Calm sentiment with Olive Green ink onto patterned paper, cut out and mat over green cardstock. Adhere to the card over 3D Foam Squares as shown.
11. Die cut holly leaves from handmade paper using the Holly Die. Crinkle, shape the leaves and adhere to the card as shown.
12. Add more glittered foam 'berries' to the holly leaves.
13. Finish the card with a ribbon bow, glitter brad and self adhesive pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and if you'd like to see some more inspiration with the Big Fat Festive Fella do make sure to hop over to the Stampendous' blog! We're also hopping with Action Wobbles so bags of creativity and prizes are guaranteed!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Big crafty hugs x


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10 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Joanna! I love the muted green, it's such a great vintage tone and goes so well with that wonderful vintage Santa image! So festive, I love it! hugs :)

Pam B said...

So pretty!

Gloria said...

Lovely card! I love vintage santa's.

Lea said...

Stunning, my friend! Your creations never disappoint, they are always lovely!

Viki Banaszak said...

This is gorgeous!I love the papers and the embelishments! TFS

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL image, FABULOUS colouring, FUN sentiment, PRETTY layers, LUSCIOUS bow ... together they make for a DELIGHTFUL card - LOVE IT!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on all your good news and sending {{{HUGS}}} for your awful news!!!

barbara macaskill said...

Gorgeous, stunning, spectacular, magnificent, fantabulous and WOW all come to mind when I look at this awesome card!! Your handmade holly leaves are amazing and I love the full bow!
Your stenciled background is stunning and your coloring fantabuliscious!!! It all adds up to a card that anyone would love to receive and if it was me, I would frame it and save it so that I had it as holiday décor for years to come!! TFS!

Jean said...

Such a beautiful card!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful!! Love the tone of the greens!

D- said...

Love your wonderful Santa card. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
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