Saturday, July 24, 2010

Christmas In July #2


Here is another Christmas card that we made for OWH. This adorable santa comes from the Holiday Button Bits set from PTI. Anyone who has seen some of our cards knows that we absolutely LOVE buttons. After using the Everyday Button Bits set so much, we decided it would be great to have a button set for the holidays. I stamped this santa twice, so that I could cut out the head and its beard to mount on top of the red button. I colored his body using a Copic Marker. Using a foam dimensional sticker, I then attached the colored head piece on top of the stamped body. This made the santa look really 3D. The button is a Pure Poppy button from PTI. I stamped the background using A Little Argyle also from PTI. I punched the santa using Marvy circle punches and then backed it with a red scalloped circle. To add a final touch, I used flocking powder on his beard and on the trim of his suit. This added a nice fluffy look to the final product. I hope you enjoy! 

Christmas in July

Hey Everyone!

I have to apologize for not posting in a while on the blog. I am taking a summer course in Organic Chemistry and have had very little extra time. 

Its July which means Christmas and Halloween cards for OWH! I have to say that these are some of my favorite cards to make and I love this time of year. Sometimes it is hard to find supplies for Christmas cards in the middle of July, but we have been pretty lucky and are using some old supplies from last year. 

We recently ordered a few Christmas sets from PTI so I thought I would share one of these. This first card was made with our new Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set from PTI. I stamped the large flower in red using Momento Ink. I then used an olive green ink for the leaves. The sentiment also comes with this set and it is one of my favorites! I am sure you will see me using it a lot. I backed the image with Bazzil red cardstock and a piece of green and white striped paper. To finish it off, I added three tiny gold pearls to the center of the flower. I hope you enjoy!

 I decided to enter this card into Jill's First Annual Christmas in July challenge!