Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christmas Blues


One one of my WOYWW posts (about two weeks ago) I said I'm starting my first Christmas card this year. Yes, that's practically how long it took me to finally finish this card. Oh well, at least now the first hurdle is over. I would also like to enter this for the Papertake Weekly challenge - Three of a Kind. My 3? The stamps - the robin, the ponsietta and the sentiment.


Materials:

Dots and Stripes Background stamp by Hero Arts
Kraft and white cardstock
Broken China, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick distress inks
Gem stone
Ponsietta by Hobbycraft
Anita's Christmas stamps
Collaged Expressions by Inkadinkadoo
Faber Castell
Beads

Tools:

Die Cut Accents by Sizzix
Circle and scallop nesties
Sizzix Big Shot
X-cut corner punch

How to:

  1. Cut and stamp the background on a panel. Trim the edges with the corner punch.
  2. Die cut two circles from white card stock and transparency. Die a bigger scalloped circle from Kraft and then die cut a circle inside, thus creating a frame.
  1. Stamp the robin on the white circle and another three times. Trim the latter and use to decoupage. Embellish with snow powder.
  2. Stick the transparency with double sided tape to the Kraft frame and then add foam pads. Add the beads before removing the protective sheet on the pads. Once ready, assemble as shown.
  3. Distress some white card stock in green and red. Stamp the ponsietta and the sentiment. Cut and decoupage to taste. Die cut the accents.
  1. Put everything together as shown in the final picture.

14 comments:

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

So sweet, lovely.

debby4000 said...

Oh the robin is adorable, fabulous card.
luv
Debby

sasa said...

VERY CUTE. nice colours and shading - good luck with the next 100...
sasa 10

Christine said...

Great little tutorial and such a gorgeous robin card :-) Christine #7

Judie said...

Josianne,What an absolutelt adorable card, love it. You did a super job.

Judie H.

Candace said...

Cute card

Enjoy your day Candace

(little late this week so I'm #150)

Sandy Ang said...

So cute !

Neet said...

Thanks for taking us through the process of making this adorable card. So lovely to share. #142

Julia Dunnit said...

It was worth the pain - it's so sweet and freshly christmassy!

Spyder said...

yep, to weeks, takes me that long too sometimes!!
Happy Woyww
(Lyn)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was here earlier in the week, and for the life of me, could NOT leave a comment. Kept getting that 503 blogger error. I really like the card and the poinsettia is the perfect addition. Happy belated WOYWW from #2.

Katina said...

This is fabulous - I love it! Thnaks for sharing it with us at PTW xx

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Thanku dear for ur sweet comment on my blog.

Spyder said...

aw, I was soooo sure I left a comment because I doo love shaker cards, and this robin is sooo cute!
Happy (very late) WOYWW #48 (Lyn)