Santa Silhouette Card

For today’s card I wanted the lovely Santa and his sleigh stamp from the Hearts Come Home stamp set to be the focus of the card and what better way to make him the focus than to have him flying across the moon. Surely one of the most iconic images of Christmas Eve everywhere.

To create the card I cut a layer of Night of Navy to 10cm x 14cm and a matching layer of Window Sheet. I then put the two layers together and cut the circle out of the 6cm diameter circle from the Layering Circle Framelits.

I then fixed the window sheet layer temporarily to the front of the card with washi tape. I then took some Crumb Cake ink on a sponge and very lightly inked the bottom left edge of the circle. I then stamped the Santa in the middle of the circle with blank memento ink.

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Next take the Night of Navy layer and stamp Joy to the World and some random small stars in Versamark. Heat emboss this with Silver Stampin Emboss Powder to finish the layer.

To complete the card line the Night of Navy layer over the top of the stamped images on the Whisper White card base. The Crumb Cake ink should look like a shadow at the bottom of the moon.

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Inside I just stamped a quick greeting in Night of Navy. Join me tomorrow for another card using the Hearts Come Home stamp set.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Floral Friday: Copper Crazy Card

Today I have embraced all things copper, mainly because I need to start using up things before the new catalogue arrives and that means cutting into the most beautiful paper I’ve seen from Stampin’ Up! Yes you’ve guessed it the stunning sheet of copper foiled floral Kraft cardstock in the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.

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The photo really doesn’t do it justice, I’m thinking I might order another pack of this paper just for this sheet alone. Anyway onto my card:

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I adore how this turned out, I think its one of my favourite cards I’ve made in a while. The flowers were stamped in Versamark onto Crumb Cake cardstock and heat embossed with the Copper Embossing Powder, I wish the camera picked up how super shiny this card is.

I fussy cut the flowers out and finished them off with pearls in the centres, to add a little softness I added some loops behind the flowers in the Copper Metallic Thread. The sentiment comes from One Big Meaning and was stamped and embossed onto the Stitched Shape and Layering Oval Framelit sets.

Have you got a favourite paper from the current catalogue which you have been hoarding? Are you going to use it before June when we get the new catalogue? I’d love to know what your favourites are?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pootles Design Team My Hero – Week 2

14088395_10153745365531603_281310922678395855_nThis week I’ve been feeling very loved up, no idea why, so have challenged myself to come up with a love/anniversary card and here’s what I came up with:

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Cherry Cobbler and Gold is one of my favourite colour combinations, I think they look so rich and luxurious together so they had to be used for this card. The heart border stamp comes from the Birthday Blooms set and is one I’ve been longing to use. The cute little ladybirds come from the Love You Lots hostess set which is one of my favourites of the annual catalogue.

pootlesdseignteammyherowk2closeupHere is a close up of the stamp from the My Hero set which was used as my focal point. I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler and then cut away the outer border. To make the gold layer I heat embossed the image in clear powder on the gold foil and cut it out, a simpler way would have been to use the Best Badge punch, but I don’t have this my collection…..yet!

pootlesdesignteammyherowk2flatHere is a final photo of the card laid flat. I’m really loving the challenge of focusing on one stamp set and have more ideas than I thought I would, so go challenge yourselves to create a few different cards using one set, its fun!

To see what the other members of the design team came up with this week click here visit http://www.pootles.com

Happy Crafting

Joanne x