Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Christmas Sketch, with Bling

 After a very busy weekend, it's been strangely calming to get back into the work week routine.  When I saw this weeks Stamping 411 challenge I knew I would enjoy it because of all the possibilities.  One of my favorite Christmas stamp sets right now is Jolly Old Saint Nick, from the Holiday mini catalog and I knew it would be perfect.  I paired this with the Candy Cane Christmas DSP (love how two of the patterns are glittered!) and the Real Red Satin Ribbon.

To get the snowflakes around Santa I first stamped the Santa in Basic Black ink and then stamped him again on a piece of scrap paper.  Then I cut out the Santa from the scrap paper and placed it on top of the first stamped image so when I stamped the snowflakes they did not go inside the image.  The greeting is from the same stamp set and is punched out with the Oval Punch and mounted on a piece of Real Red cardstock punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.  The greeting is mounted to the card with dimensionals so it "pops".  The final touch is a couple of Rhinestones to add some extra bling!

What a cutie!  I love how cute this card turned out and the fact that Stampin' Up makes great products that coordinate so great looking cards are a breeze.  There's still time to make your families holiday cards so contact me to get some great ideas and order all these great items.

Have a great week.

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  1. Hi diana -- love the santa with this beautiful DSP! Great job with the sketch this week! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! Keep up the great work -- Happy Stamping! blessings, Gretchen

  2. I love your Santa with that awesome dsp!! I love that dsp so much that I haven't even used any yet...I hate when I do that!! I might have to crack it open after seeing your fabulous card :)

  3. This is so totally fun! Wonderful job!


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