Sunday, November 14, 2010


Welcome to the Close To My Heart Product SPOTLIGHT Hop --- and Day 2 of my Christmas Cards week.

This month the featured item is not just one item but a category...
tmas related stamps!

So sit on back and enjoy some fun Christmas Card or
gifty ideas as we rapidly approach the Christmas Holiday.

If you have arrived from Haley's Blog then you are on the right path.

Here is my Card I came up with for this Hop.

TUTORIAL: For the Cranberry Strip used under the ribbons, I simply cut a 1x12 inch strip of Cranberry Cardstock. I scored it at 3/4 inch then 1/4 inch then 3/4 inch then 1/4 inch and so on until I reached the end. Then I simply folded it back and forth. I lightly sanded the paper strip to bring out the "ruffles" just a little bit more.

Mistletoe Level 2 Paper Packet
Magical Season (D1226) Stamp Set
Chocolate Ink (for Santa and Distressing)
Liquid Applique
Twill Ribbon
Chocolate Ribbon
Cranberry My Accents (Retired)

Here is a close up of the Santa (on the left).

I did a little paper piecing on his hat also using the Mistletoe Papers.

The Liquid Applique is just applied on the image lines, heat with the heat gun and let it work it's magic. I wanted to keep the whimsical swirly lines of the image so I didn't fill in his entire beard with Liquid Applique.

His face is colored in with colored pencils. The image is pop dotted up over the ribbon.

If you are just beginning the hop here or jumped in mid loop, then your next stop on the hop is Wendy's Blog.


Haley D. said...

Very pretty card! I love the liquid applique on Santa's beard.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Pretty! Loving the added dimension on his beard with the LA. TFS

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful card, I love the detailed liquid applique!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great card! Love the liquid applique & all the other great details :)

Tammy said...

I love the vintage feel of your card. And I agree...the liquid applique on his beard is just perfect.

mom said...

His beard looks so real!

Cindy said...

Great great card! Mistletoe makes the best cards and layouts.