Friday, September 6, 2013

Naughty or Nice?

Happy Friday everyone.  Today is an absolutely perfect weather day here in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York.  Sun is shining, a light breeze is blowing and there is NO humidity.  Loving it.  I have a Christmas card for you today based on the following challenges:  Merry Monday Challenge #73, Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #167 and Stampin' Royalty Challenge #192 - patterned paper.  Read on for the details.

To save some explanation time, I'll start by saying I sponged every piece of card stock and designer paper with Crumb Cake ink including the Crumb Cake card base.  To that I added a piece of Season of Style designer paper (it is the only dsp used on the card) that I had stamped with one of the splatter stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The image from the Santa's List stamp set was stamped on 
Whisper White card stock with Crumb Cake ink.  I
cut that and an Old Olive mat using the Big Shot and the Circles Framelits.  The Magnetic Platform works so great when you have to cut out something with an image on it.  I distressed around the edges of both pieces, stamped them with the same splatter stamp as the dsp, added three Cherry Cobbler brads and attached it to the card.  Two of the three pennants at the bottom are from the same designer paper package and are matted with Crumb Cake card stock.  The sentiment from the Santa's List stamp set was stamped on a Whisper White pennant using Crumb Cake ink and also matted with Crumb Cake.  I layered all three, wrapped some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine around one end, added a Cherry Cobbler Candy Dot in one of the Brad Bases and used Dimensionals to add it to the card.  The present is from a very old stamp set, Button Bear.  It is stamped on the designer paper with Black Stazon ink and cut out.  I then stamped it again on Whisper White card stock, colored in just the bow with Old Olive ink, cut out the bow and attached it to the designer paper gift.  It is matted with Crumb Cake and Old Olive card stocks and popped up with a Dimensional.  Another Christmas card added to the stash.  Have a great weekend.  Hopefully our weather will hold out and you're enjoying some too.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Santa's List (w-#131808/c-#131811); Gorgeous Grunge (w-#130514/c-#130517); Button Bear (retired)
Ink:  Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad (#121030); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406); Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (#102277)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Crumb Cake Card Stock (#120953); Old Olive Card Stock (#100702); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Season of Style Designer Series Paper (#132340);
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Circles Collection Framelits Dies (#130911); Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658); 1" Circle Punch (#119868); 1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860); Paper Snips (#103579); Stamping Sponges (#101610); Stampin' Distress Tool (#127562)
The Finishing Touches:  Regals Candy Dots (#130932); Candy Dots Brad Bases (#132293); Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (#123125); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); 3/16" Regals Brads (retired)



Bonnie said...

I love how you did this Santa up, Patti! Perfect papers! Very nice! Thanks so much for bringing this by to share with us at Merry Monday!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!!! Great use of the DSP!!! Love the color combo!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

Wanda said...

I really like this Santa stamped with Crumb Cake. He looks very vintage and paired with great designer papers.

Marcia said...

What a lovely card and I really like the vintage look that all your sponging created! :0)

Dale Morin said...

Love this. Great card!

Lesley said...

Love this Santa, he is on MY list! Yikes, SU has SO much that I want this year!! Another fabulous card, Patti! Thank you for joining us at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge!

Sandra Farrell said...

Beautiful work. Great use of the patterned paper. I'm so glad you joined us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Scrappy Géri said...

I love the santa! I have it too but haven't had a chance to use it yet! ;)ho ho ho!!!!

inkedx2 said...

Wow, I did not order this Santa but your card makes me want it. Love the colors and how you did it. Thanks for joining us this week at HSS.


Krista said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!! I love that you even layered each banner and added a little bit of sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.