Hello Blogger Friends and a happy Wednesday to you. Well our beach vacation is over and I am back home in Pittsburgh all tanned and relaxed.
We had a wonderful time with our family. I consider that a blessing because I have heard some tales from my friends about family vacation disasters. I am preparing now for my other son and his family to come from San Francisco and bring my sweet Phoenix Daisy for a visit.
They will be here for 10 days and I am so looking forward to it. Needless to say I will be busy getting everything in order around my home. I also need to make a visit to the grocery store and stock up. So let's move on with my card for today.
This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog. I am featuring the Santa's List die that is part of the Christmas In July sale going on over at the Scrapping Cottage Store. The sale ends tonight at 9:00 pm Pacific time and there are some great deals to be had. You can save between 50%-80% on some Christmas dies.
Now lets get started with the details on my card.
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Striped Paper: 4 1/8" x 2 3/4"
Vanilla embossed panel: 4 1/8" x 3"
My thought process on this card is to show Santa in a room checking out his naughty or nice list. I decided to create my wall background with some Stampin'-Up striped designer paper for the wallpaper and a vanilla dry embossed layer to represent wood beadboard. Used a Stampin'-Up embossing folder to create the stripes. The scalloped panel is the chair rail. And, that was part of an old Stampin'-Up Christmas scrapbook kit.
After I die cut the Santa silhouette in black, I decided to make a night sky for the window. I sponged 3 shades of blue distress inks and then made a stencil to add some stars to the night time sky. I sponged those in a silver ink. I cut the sponged panel down to the size of the window and used glue to attach.
I wanted Santa's gifts to stand out so I die cut them in red card stock. A few little snips to separate them from Santa's stool and they are ready to be paper pieced over the black. I also paper pieced the moon with some silver cardstock. I attached them with Tombow mono adhesive and Ranger multi-matte medium.
I attached the entire image to the background panel using 3D foam squares to give it dimension. My olive green carpet is actually a sneak peak of a new snow bank die coming soon.
To complete my card, I stamped my "naughty or nice" sentiment on vanilla cardstock and cut with the 3rd largest stitched circle die. Layered that onto a red circle cut with the 4th largest circle die.
And that is my card for this week. Hope it gave you some inspiration. Let me know your thoughts, I read all of the comments you leave. Also, don't forget about our current challenge. It's all about greenery and you can get more info here. Until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1. Dream Valley Challenges has a Christmas in July.
2. The Glory of Christmas challenge is die cuts/punches.
3. Challenge Up Your Life has a Christmas in July.
4. Hiding in my Craft Room has a Chrismtas in July.
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is anything goes.