Sunday, July 31, 2011

Paper Wings Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Over on Paper Wings they are having a Christmas in July Blog Hop and I thought I would play along!  Get an early start on your Christmas, Holiday, Winter, and/or New Year Cards, Gift Cards, or other papercrafting projects with all of the creative ideas you will see.  Just go to the end of this post and check out all of the other angel's blogs.

For my card I used the snowman from the TAC set 'Jingle Jolly', the frame from 'Fancy Frames' and the snowflakes and words from the 'Vintage Santa' set. I stamped the frame in Memento Black, cut it out (you can use the Spellbinders die but I wanted to show you it does not have to be used) and then colored it with two shades of gray.  I stamped the snowman in the center and colored it.  Here are the Copic markers I used.

I colored the background with BG0000. I love to do that for a more finished look.  I then used some Copic Spica glitter pens to accent the snowman.  I am hoping you can see that more in this photo.

To finished, I edged the card base with a 1/8th inch scored frame with my Scor-pal and cut a piece of teal white core card stock to fit inside.  I then tore more paper for the layers of snow in the front.  To get the white core to show, tear going toward you with the right side up.  After layering that I stamped the top with snowflakes with gray ink.  I wanted paper to match the marker I used but didn't have any so I stamped the words on white cardstock with Momento ink and then shaded it with the two colors of pink I had used for the snowman.  I like the way it came out and will be sure to used that idea again!  In the picture below you will be able to see it better.

The snowman is mounted over the background and I added ribbon at the bottom with a button and a bow at the side of the frame. 

Now go check out all of the other great creations by my fellow TAC angel friends!  They are all so creative!!!

Rita W -
Michelle M -
Seleise -
Laura -
Wendy -
Laurie U -
Chelsea C -
Shirley H -
Kim S -
Mary -
Angela K -
Carol N -
Betty -
Rita K - (mine)
Julie -
Donna -


Mary said...

Love your color combination! And great idea with the paper tearing!

Trudy Osborn said...

So cute...I love your color combo too

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the color combinations and how you gave instructions.

Wendy Zick said...

Love it!

Glittered Paws said...

Very cute - love the colors you used. But then I always like your ideas!!!

Chelsea said...

love the non-traditional christmas colors!

Michelle said...

Like the Nina B. set with the snowman. Very cute!

Rita said...

Great card and lovely colors!

Betty Giles said...

great idea using the copic marker to color your sentiment strip! Beautiful!

StampinCarol said...

Wonderful card! Love all the different aspects of this!! And cool paper tearing!

Angela K said...

Another great card! TFS

Laurie Unger said...

Loving the bling on this. TFS

Kim said...

Such Cuteness! I love this color combo and I would have never thought to pair these stamps together... But they look Fabulous!

Seleise said...

what a great card, Rita! So much texture and shimmer. Love the color combo and the torn paper - awesome!!