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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sketch challenge 206

Hello everyone, how are your Christmas preparations going? Me- I am far behind this year. Seems I am every year but this year is worse LOL. Oh well, it will be here soon whether I am ready or not.

I have another Christmas card to show you today with a matching ornament that I made. I actually have more ornaments to show you since that is the challenge for DRS designs for the next 2 weeks but I will have to post those another day since there is one more I would like to finish.

Here is my card which I played along with the sketch challenge on Splitcoast today. It was perfect for this image.

I colored the Santas with copic markers and used a spica glitter pen on the beard and liquid applique on the hat trim which was sprinkled with glitter. I stamped the bg paper with candy canes and santa hats with sky ink on sky paper. This layer was then sewn onto the red before attaching to the card base. It occurred to me that some of you might not be familiar with one of my favorite products of the season- liquid applique. This comes in a small pen type container and I purchased it at my local stamp store but it is available many places online and costs around $4. You apply it to the areas that you want a puffy texture. The consistancy is kinda like thick white glue. I many times sprinkle it lightly with glitter before heating it. To heat it, you just use a heat tool that you use for embossing and gently wave it over the wet applique. You will know it is ready when the "glue" starts to get puffy. Easy peasy!

Here is a closer look

I also made a matching ornament so I can use this as a gift set. The ornament was made by stamping one of the santas and coloring it with copics. Again I used a spica clear glitter pen for the beard but I used angel wings shimmerz for the trim. I did this because any type of texture/glitter would not sandwich well between the glass. I used 2X2 memory glass made by Ranger. The frame is also made by Ranger and comes in 3 different finishes. I purchased them at my local stamp store but again they can be found online. The frames come 3 to a pack and were around $5. I can not remember how many glass pieces come in the pack- like 20 I think. Also, my ornament has 4 layers of cardstock (image and 3 mattes) and it is slightly too thick but I made it work. Ideally the frames would work better with 2 and no more than 3.

stamps- high hopes 3 pane Santa, candy cane, santa hat, and sentiment
CS- white, soft sky, red
accessories- clear spica glitter pen, copics (R27, R46, R59, BG10, E00, R32), liquid applique, glitter, angel wings shimmerz, Ranger memory glass, Ranger memory glass frames, sewing machine, white brads, satin ribbon, red grosgrain ribbon

Thank you for visiting me today, I really appreciate it!



Jacqueline said...

These are wonderful! Love this card and what a great ornament!!

Tracey said...

These are fabulous!!! Love that you made the matching ornament to your card!!

Tex said...

Janette, the card and ornament are just cutealicious! I need to go check out that challenge. I love your inspiration!

JHET said...

HI Janette,

How are you doing?? Your card and the frame are both gorgeous! Visit my blog when you get the chance.

Take care and God bless you!


Summerthyme Studio said...

What a cute card and ornament! Absolutely Adorable!!!


Chrissy D said...

Janette- this is SOOOO CUTE! ALL OF THEM - You amaze me - your coloring is FABULOUS!!! TFS!

marywebb said...

Adorable set!!! I just love those samtas and your coloring is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

OH MY!! This Santa and your creations are soo stunning Jeanette!! I love the shimmer too!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to wish you Happy Holidays!! :)

Sally said...

This card is adorable. I needed this one for my sister. At 53 she still shakes, squeezes and pinches the packages.

Deb Wood said...

Awwwww these are soooo adorable and the coloring is amazing!! Wow, I sure missed a lot!!