Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Loonie Stampers Challenge #48

This week's Loonie Stampers Challenge is to make a Christmas card. It's so hard to think about Christmas when it's 100 degrees outside. I decided to use Papertrey's Home For the Holidays and Boards and Beams. They're two sets that I bought with the intention of making Christmas cards last Christmas but I just didn't get to them. I knew that they'd be time consuming sets to use and boy was I right! This card took me forever. I can just imagine how long it would have taken if I'd colored the house too!

(If you click on the picture you can see a lot more detail). I started by stamping the house onto kraft cardstock and then stamped the windows and door separately and cut them out. I colored them using my Copics and glued them over the original windows. I adhered the house to Papertrey's Rustic Cream cardstock and stamped the fence, then colored it again with the Copics. On separate kraft cardstock I stamped the trees, cut them out, colored them in, and added them with 3D foam squares. For the snow I used white Liquid Applique and added some glitter to it, although you can't really tell from the picture. It looks nice in real life. I added a strip of PTI's Holiday Vintage Prints paper along the bottom and a strip of Pure Poppy above that. On that I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with gold embossing powder, added a couple of buttons threaded with twine, and was finished. I really like the way this card turned out but it took SO long to make. Definitely not one I'll be mass producing.


Stamps: Boards and Beams, Home for the Holidays (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Kraft, Rustic Cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Holiday Vintage Prints Collection (PTI)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accents: Buttons, Twine (PTI); Liquid Applique (Marvy Uchida); Copic Markers; Gold Embossing Powder, Prisma Glitter (Close To My Heart)

Have a great day,


Charlene Austin said...

HOLY went all out. WOW this is just gorgeous! I have those sets also and haven't played with them much....I feared they would be time consuming also. Thanks soooo much for playing. Your card is absolutely amazing.

Anonymous said...

Char said it all! I am making mine late and don't want to know because yours kick our butts! Well done!

Regan said...

oh my WOW....that is fantastic!!

Deanna said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! Did you need my address for your Christmas Card file! lol

The Ballards said...

I think you should do this for ALL the Christmas cards you send out! ;) Do you need me to send you some wrist supports or cushy scissors?

maria fiscella said...

Wow. Wow, wow WOW! Sue this is amazing work! It's stunning. Absolutely stunning! I think I'll just admire your card and let my copies of those stamp sets continue to gather dust in the corner:)

Jewels said...

That is absolutely the best Christmas card I have seen in a long time. Great job!!