Sunday, November 28, 2010

Whimsical Wishes


I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving weekend – filled with family and friends, and many blessings.  Mine was a whirlwind!  A road trip to Branson, MO, to celebrate the holiday with my dear cousins. BTW, Andy Williams still does an AWESOME Christmas show!

Here’s a simple Christmas card – right out of the Card Maker’s Sketch Book – Christmas Celebration.




Note: finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Baroque Burgundy (SU!)

4 1/4” x 11, score at 5 1/2”

Forest Foliage (CTMH)

a) 2 7/8” x 5 1/4”
b) 2” x 2”

Kraft (SU!)

a) 2 3/4” x 5 1/8”
b) 2” x 2”

Stamper’s Select White (Paper Trey)

3” x 4”


Rich Cocoa (Memento); Forest Foliage (CTMH)'; Baroque Burgundy (SU!)


Forest Friendzy (Cornish Heritage Farms)


COPIC Markers: E0000,E000,E00,E02,E41,E43,E44,G24,G28,R02,R20,R59, W00,W1; Markers: Baroque Burgundy (SU!); Easy Stitch Stencil (Paper Pizazz); Curvy Label Punch (SU!); Curly Label Movers & Shapers (SU!); Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); Dazzling Dots Star Stickers (Stampendous); Gems (Paper Studio); Dress It Up Holiday Buttons (Jesse James Beads); Burgundy Ribbon (Ribbon Warehouse); Liquid Applique (Marvy); Heat Gun; Scor-Pal; Foam Tape; Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch); Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars); Scissors; Post-It Notes 



ELF - Stamp the image in brown on the white cardstock. Color with COPICs.  Here’s the colors I used:

  • Hat: G24, G28
  • Boots: E41, E43, E44
  • Suit: R59
  • Face: E0000, E000, E00, E02, R02, R20
  • Beard: W00, W1

Trim the image closely, and finish by apply Liquid Applique on the fur trim of the hat, and heat it using the heat gun (just until it puffs up a little).  Glue a sparkly button at the tip of the hat.

TREESStamp the tree on a Post-It note, and trim it to use as a mask.  Stamp the left-most tree in green on the Kraft cardstock panel.  Put your mask on the stamped tree, then stamp another tree overlapping the first.  Add a star sticker at the top of each tree, and some gems on the tree.  Finish by adding a border with the burgundy pen, using a simple stitch pattern.

GREETINGStamp the greeting in burgundy on the small scrap of Kraft paper, then punch it out using the curly label punch.  Run the small scrap of green paper through the Cuttlebug using the Movers & Shapers label die.


Put together the tree image first:

  • Mount the tree image on the green cardstock panel.
  • Add a ribbon across the trunks of the trees.
  • Mount the greeting near the top of the tree image.
  • Adhere the entire stack to the front of the burgundy card base.

Mount the elf image using foam tape on the bottom right of the card.

Final Notes

Inside / Envelope

I cut a solid green panel (4” x 5 1/4”), stamped my sentiment on a smaller white panel (3 3/4” x 5”) and layered them on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by.



Benzi said...

Great card! I love those trees and the trimmed elf is super. The Liquid Applique looks great on his hat. So glad you joined the Stampin B's with this wonderful holiday card.

Helen said...

This is one of my favorites so far. Really cute!

Melanie said...

Thank you Lisa lynne for visiting me, this is a very cute card!! Have a fabulous day!!!

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