Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sparkling Santa

Inspiration

Well, we are down to the final week before Christmas! I had to give in and find a card I could make LOTS of in a short period of time in order to get mine into the mail with any hope of reaching everyone before the holiday. I found inspiration on Splitcoast stampers, and CASEd a card by Nancy Littrell. I made 84 in about 12 hours. Here's my quick & easy card:

SparklingSanta

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Real red (SU!)4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2"
Glorious green (SU!)2 3/8" x 2 5/8"
Whisper white (SU!)3 3/4" x 5", and
2 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Ink

Basic Black (SU!)

Stamps

Holiday Tag Team (SU!)

Accessories

Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provocraft)
Cuttlebug (Provocraft)
Mark-it Ultra-fine Pens (BIC)
Gold metallic pen (Uni-ball)
Pearl adhesive dot (Recollections)
Ice Stickles (Ranger)
Ribbon (Michaels)
Twine (The Twinery)
Clear tape
Scor-Pal
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Start with a half sheet (4 1/2" x 11") of red card stock, score in the middle at 5 1/2", and fold.

MAT LAYERS

Cut a piece of white card stock measuring 3 3/4" x 5", and emboss it with the swiss dots folder. Tape one end of the twine on the back of the white mat, then wrap the twine around the card 3 times and tape it again on the back. Tie a bow around the narrow end of the twine on the front of the white mat. Mount this on the center of the front of the card.

Cut a piece of green paper measuring 2 3/8" x 2 5/8" and mount it to the left of the bow.

IMAGE

Use black ink to stamp the santa on a piece of white card stock measuring 2 1/4" x 2 1/2". Color with the BIC makers, and use the gold pen for the belt buckle. Mount this onto the green mat. Finish with a pearl adhesive on the tip of his cap, and use stickle on all the fur trim.

and REMEMBER - only one more week til Christmas!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

3 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh my goodness! 84 in 12 hours! No wonder you are in pain! I had to pick my battles this year and many of my Christmas cards just had to go. Hope you feel better soon!

Angelica said...

Very cute card Lisa, 84 cards in 12 hrs, I think I would be in pain too. Hope you feel better soon :0)

helen said...

Great card & it looks even better in person!

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