Thursday, December 6, 2012
This TPC Studio stamp from Christmas Collage is the only Santa stamp I own. This was part of last year's Christmas present from my cousin whose wife picked out a bunch of stamping goodies for me (& I can tell from the card in this year's box she did the same thing again!) Sue collects Santas, so I used it for their card last year & wanted to again this year--but with a different design & colors. When I saw Our Creative Corner's challenge this week (thanks, Sue) is to use a Santa & have red, I got to work. Good thing, because I need to get their package into the mail ASAP so she can use the darling Santa hand towel I got at our gift shop--the kind of thing you admire but don't buy for yourself--before the holidays are over. I stamped Santa in Distress Ink fired brick, distressed the edges & inked the edges in frayed burlap. The Hero Arts Collage Music Background is stamped on the card front in frayed burlap & again the edges are inked. I was thrilled to see I had a piece of ribbon the right color--need to get some more. The rose is die cut with the smallest MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses die using BasicGrey Snowfall Cranberry pp I've had a long time. It isn't double-sided, so I inked the white back with the fired brick. Just added a pearl & a strip of lace to finish off the card which has all the layers mounted with foam tape. I'm pleased with the result & think they'll like it, too. So much to do--thought working part-time I'd be all relaxed this year, but not the case--LOL! It is way better, though, don't get me wrong. Thank you so much for coming by. Off to get ready for the office Christmas party, but I'll be visiting your blogs soon.