I have been having a great time starting some Christmas cards. I am loving all my new toys from the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. The Santa's List Stamp Set was the first item on my wish list! I love classic Christmas stamps!
I made this card using the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday . They always have the best sketches and I could wait to play along when I say this week's sketch.
When I start a card, I have a general idea of how I want the card to turn out. Some of those ideas work and some of those ideas don't work. I adapt them as I work. I thought I would do the vertical stripe in the sketch as a layer of paper embossed. When I went to add it to my card, it looked to heavy and hide the Natural Composition Speciality Designer Series Paper that I wanted to use on this card. I love how the paper resists ink. Then an idea sprouted! I used a scrap piece of paper and inked the vertical stripe ONTO my DSP. This let the ink resist really show through but still kept in line with the sketch. I used a sponge and Old Olive Ink to create the vertical stripe. I add ink splots from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set to the rest of the DSP base.
I love the how the music notes pop!
I love the old world feel to this card. I used the Red Glimmer Paper behind my stamp. It added just enough bling to the card but still kept it distressed looking. I love the glimmer paper! Best of all, the glitter in the paper doesn't rub off! I cut the circles with my Big Shot using the Circle Framelits .
Part of crafting is using what you have on hand. I had this great distressed twine that match my card. You could also get this look by distressing the Cherry Cobbler twine with some crumb cake ink.
Nothing says Christmas like a Santa stamp!
I save all my holiday sentiments! I love finding the perfect holiday sentiment for the inside of my cards! Dig in your stamp collection!!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Are you ready for the Holidays yet??