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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Santa & Co comes to the rescue! PCCCS #121

Sometimes life gets in the way.  That's been happening to me a lot these last few weeks.  I honestly didn't think I'd make this challenge, especially since I had a Stamp-a-Stack last night and making cards for challenges was the last thing on my mind.  Oh...and, of course, I'm heading a blog hop this Thursday.  But I do well under pressure and that saved me again this time.

I've had a love/hate relationship with the Santa & Co Designer Series Paper from the beginning.  There were some designs that I absolutely loved and some that, quite honestly, I couldn't see myself using.  The gorgeous Marina Mist blue design with all the wonderful snowflakes and the silly snow-people at the bottom of the page appealed to me.  I used the plain portion with the snowflakes on a number of cards and each time had to smile at those snow-people.  Well, this time I didn't stop with a smile.  This time I gave them their moment in the spotlight.

I used my Deco Labels Collection framelit to cut out three of the snow-people and then glued that die-cut to a piece of Real Red.  I carefully cut around the Real Red, allowing a narrow margin for the mat.  The Real Red made the scarf around the middle snowman's neck "pop".  For the base of my card I used Marina Mist and then added a layer of Naturals White on which I had stamped the largest of the splatter pattern from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Marina Mist ink.  I centred the Deco Label die-cut and attached it using Dimensionals.  Then I added some Silver Dazzling Details to the splatter pattern, attached three of the snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins Embellishments and six of the small silver sequins from the same embellishments.

A strip of the Silver Glimmer Paper, a tiny sentiment from the Holiday Home stamp set, stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and matted with Real Red, and the card was done.  It's a simple card but those silly snow-people will delight the recipient.


For more cards using this great sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 121 #cardsketch #stampinup #papercraftcrew

If you think the snow-people are adorable, too, and want to get the Designer Paper, just click on my online store and grab it at a discount price while stock lasts.  It's currently being offered in the Year-End Close-Out sale.

4 comments:

  1. Such a cheery and fun card Heidi! Your snow people are so cute and I love the way you have highlighted them with your handout red border and soft grunge splatters! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan. The snow people really do make me smile.

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  2. Gorgeous card! I love the snowmen. My little boy immediately said "Olaf" when he saw the card.

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    1. Thank you very much, Pam. Those snow people have such personalities.

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