Friday, September 6, 2013

Joan's Challenge Warm Cozy Christmas

Good Morning Ladies,
I will be off to a stamp convention the beginning of next month. I can't wait to go and see all of the new products, techniques, and samples.
Today I have created a card for Joan's Challenge Warm Cozy Christmas
The requirements of the challenge are as follows:
Christmas pattern paper for background
Warm and cozy colors
Snowflakes
Christmas tree or Santa or anything reflecting Christmas
You must use a product sold at Joan's
Click on the link to join us in the challenge http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2013/09/this-weeks-challenge.html
Here is my card....
I think I have the warm and cozy colors right. My Christmas background paper has Christmas words on it. It is from a DCWV Christmas stack. I inked the edges in Tim Holtz  distressed ink in Aged Mahogany. I purchased the ink at Joan's. The vintage Santa is a La Blanche image. It is stamped on La Blanche paper. I purchased both the paper and stamp at Joan's. To colorized the image I used make-up sponges and Tim Holtz distressed ink in  Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Linen, and Walnut. Then tore the image and curled the image. It was then popped up on the card with pop tape. My snowflakes were cut with a Spellbinders die set in cream and the edges were inked in Walnut. The pine cones and branches were cut from a Spellbinders die set I purchased at Joan's.
 A close-up of Santa.
Here is one of the snowflakes. 
 A view to show the curling and popping of Santa. This paper curls so easy. I just roll it on a pencil.
This is the inside of my card.
You can purchase products by clicking on this link to Joan's on-line store... http://www.atjoansgardens.com/
Thanks for another great challenge Joan!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

2 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Lori, you are so right..your card has a very warm and cozy feeling to it. I love the distressing and how you curled the corners. Great job!
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is one of my favorite Santa images Lori and I LOVE how you've showcased it with the distressing and inking ... looks awesome! Beautiful holiday creation!