Friday, November 12, 2010

Jolly Old Saint Nick

Hi everyone,

Sorry it took me so long to recover from the tour (lol). Guess I must be getting older or something.

I want to tell you how I did the blue top note on the Lovely As a Tree card for the Royal Blog Tour. I used the 1 3/4" circle punch. I punched on either side of the long side of the top note first. I put my punch as far in as it would go. I next punched the ends of the top note the same way. I then went back in on each corner and punched again. I made a nice wide opening for the stamp to fit in. I layed my top note on top of the Whisper White and then stamped the trees through the opening. It worked out great. Hope I see lots of cards out there done with this technique in the future.

Now for my current creation. My card class is coming up next Saturday the 20th and everyone wants to do the two tree cards I did for the blog. I decided we should do one more Christmas card along with them but a more traditional one and this is what I came up with.

Here is the recipe for this one:

Stamp set: Jolly Old Saint Nick

Cardstock: Real Red, Always Artichoke and Whisper White

Ink: Black Staz on and Always Artichoke

Accessories: Real Red and Bashful Blue Markers, Scallop Oval and Wide Oval punches. Modern Label and Decorative Label punches, silver brads, mini glue dots and Stampin' dimensionals.

It's an easy card to make but so cute. I remember going to see Santa in the park when I was young and he used to wink at me the way this one is. Sure brought back good memories of my childhood.

Thanks for stoppin in!

Have a Blessed night!


'You're blessed when you stay the course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God'
Psalm 119:1

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