Friday, December 9, 2011

Stockings Hanging by an Open Fire

 At the risk of raising expectations to an unsustainable level - here is another quick post - this is what happens when I am forced to watch the X Factor results show (I end up surfing the web on my iPod).  Anyway, when I looked at this sketch on the Clean and Simple Stamping website, I had loads of ideas of how to make it work - and you may well see some of them over the coming weeks.  But for the challenge I decided to stick with a Christmas theme - especially as I am coming dangerously close to running out.

Here are the dimensions

   Card Base (cherry woodgrain) - 4-1/4x5-1/2
   Image Layer (vanilla) - 2-7/8x4-1/8
   Mat (french roast) - 3x4-1/4
   Strip (candy cane) - 5 1/2 x 1/2

I wish I could tell you where I got the stocking stamp, but it has no markings on it - all I can say is that I bought it when I was still living in England, which dates it as 2001 or earlier, and it came as part of a very cheap foam mounted set that I bought for my children to play with - who were then very small, so that they wouldn't ruin mine!

Anyway, I stamped the image onto cranberry card using versamark, sprinkled with gold embossing powder  and heat set it.  I cut them out and punch a small hole through the loop.  I then attached them with black mini brads to the candy cane strip.  You can't really see it in the picture but they are attached to the base using puffy tape.  I felt that the sentiment needed to hold it's own on the card, so something from the holiday greetings inside and out set was an obvious choice, and french roast ink really makes the fancy type pop.

All of the materials (with the exception of the unknown stocking stamp) to make this card are available from Amuse Studio and can be purchased here

stamps: holiday greetings inside and out, stocking unknown
paper: cherry woodgrain, french roast, candy cane, vanilla, cranberry
ink: versamark, french roast
misc gold embossing powder, black mini brads


Sheila said...

Very cute card!

Have a happy day!

Metelko Family said...

I love this card! Thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the woodgrain pattern on here!

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