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Sunday, December 8, 2013


     I used some of my favourite stamps and dies to create this colourful Christmas card.  Cover Plate: Circles was cut with a parchment paper from my stash and then attached to a white card base. If you look closely, you can see tiny dots that were stamped onto the white card stock with Fine Linen ink. This created an aged look in the small openings left between the circles. 
     Happy Hexagon stamps were used on the circles. They are just the right size if you carefully center them over the circles. (This gives additional pattern options to use on this cover plate.)

* Santa and his gift (Believe) were die cut and then coloured with copic markers. The present was added with 3D foam dots for dimension. 
* One of the Half & Half dies was used to cut the parchment card stock into a long narrow tag, which was stamped with "Believe" and Simply Chartreuse ink. Pure Poppy ink was sponged along the edge of the tag and a green satin bow was added to the top. 

     I used some additional stamped circles to create hanging ornaments along the inside of the card. The dotted line (Sew Simple Borders) and the bow (Tiny Tags II) finish this detail. I also used a silver gel pen on the dotted line where it attaches to the ornament. The sentiment (Holiday Wishes) was stamped with Olive ink (Close to My Heart).

Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Believe, Holiday Wishes, Happy Hexagons, Sew Simple Borders, Tiny Tags II
Inks - Pure Poppy, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse, Fine Linen; 
Memento Tuxedo Black; Close To My Heart: Olive
Paper - Stamper's Select White; Recollections: Parchment
Dies - Believe, Half & Half, Cover Plate: Circles
Other - copic markers; Sakura Metallic Gold Gelly Roll pen; 3D Foam Dots; Fabricland: Satin Ribbon (3/8"); adhesive pearl

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this, Karen!

craftmates said...

Beautiful card! Love the inside and the special polka dot touch.- Irma