Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shirley's 2 Girls Twisted Thursday #19 - Christmas July Finale!!

Has the holiday vibe infiltrated your crafting yet? The Shirley's 2 Girls Design Team has had so much fun creating some holiday goodness for your early Christmas inspiration!! As our grand finale, we have another fun challenge for you!

This week's challenge is to create a shaped Christmas card using a shape other than a standard square or rectangle.

This was a fun one for me. My sample uses this darling Santa image called Santa Claus Is Comin' (SG H18). I wanted to give the impression that Santa was flying through the sky to bring you some holiday goodies. So, I used some navy blue shimmery CS, and cut it into the shape of a circle using my Martha Stewart Circle Cutter and a glass mat. Love that thing!! I stamped Santa using Versamark and then heat embossed using white embossing powder - then stamped him again with black ink, colored him with my Copic markers, cut him out and popped him up so he looks like he's flying right off the page. I also stamped polka dots over the entire card, and embossed using an irridescent embossing powder - kinda looks like snow, huh? Finally, I added a string of self-adhesive pearls around the outside and added a fun red polka dot organdy ribbon. Ho! Ho! Ho!!

Here's the scoop for this week:

  1. The challenge AND the "twist" this week is to CREATE A SHAPED CHRISTMAS CARD (a shape other than a standard square or rectangle);
  2. Link your card to Mr. Linky on the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge blog by Sunday, July 18, at 12:00 AM PST.
  3. If you upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet, use S2GSC19 and shirleys2girls as your key words.
  4. Leave some "love" for the sisters on the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge blog.
One winner will be chosen via to receive "an early christmas present" with a variety of S2G CHRISTMAS STAMPS/PAPERS/EMBELLISHMENTS!"

Here's more inspiration from the rest of the Shirley's 2 Girls Design Team:


So think SNOWBALLS and Reindeer and start creating!! We can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

STAMPS: Santa Claus Is Comin' (SG H18)
INK: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
PAPER: White CS (Neenah), Navy Shimmery CS
ACCESSORIES: Crop-A-Dile, Red Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Irridescent Embossing Powder, Scor-Pal, Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart), Glass Mat, Copic Markers, Stampin Dimensionals, Scalloped Edge Punch (SU), Sticky Strip, Self-Adhesive Pearls (Kaiser), Red Rhinestones, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

** Shirley's 2 Girls is offering FREE SHIPPING for the entire month of July - call it an early Christmas present from Shirley's 2 Girls to you!!
** From Thursday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 30th, the Shirley's 2 Girls Design Team has some super "groovy" goodies to share with you as the Sisters head off to CHA. Seriously, you're going to LOVE every single one of the samples that we'll be sharing with you!! You're not gonna want to miss one single day!! AND there will be PRIZES!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Jaspere said...

Great job making Santa look like he's flying. Love those colors too.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

he definitely looks like he's flying. gorgeous card!


naturecoastcrafter said...

--glad I went back and read that the edge was a string of pearls. I thought at first you had laid each one down and I wondered what you were thinking! Great card, Karo.

Anonymous said...

I love that you have heat embossed the really does just jump off the gorgeous navy cs! Santa looks great!:)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful job, Karolyn.

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous, as always Karolyn! Such a fun image too!
Hope you are lovin' the day!
Blessings, Maria

Debbie said...

Karolyn...i love everthing about this. The colors and dimension are stunning!

Shirleys2Girls said...

he's one COOL santa! DEIDRE great job...K!

Terri said...

Glad someone is thinking Christmas, it sure isn't me! Super fun card, love the "roundness" and how you popped your Santa...great image too!

Anonymous said...

K...just rec'vd this guy in the mail..he is out of this world gorgeous! fabulous work girl!!! DEIDRE

Gina said...

This is really great, I love the pearls and Santa is too cute flying through the air. You snowy background is great too.