Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Hey Chickies!!

It's another ABC Toys & Crafts Tuesday share! Today's card features Penny Black's clear stamp set called "Giving & Receiving." I've been seeing all these circle sentiments all over stamp land, but I don't own any, so I made my own. The sentiment - We Wish You A Merry Christmas - came with the set, only it's actually meant to be wavy. I bent it and attached it to a block that had Tack N Peel adhesive on it, which gave it that little extra oomph to keep it in place (just ONE of the MANY benefits of clear acrylic stamps - LOVE THAT!) I inked it up, and stamped it onto my circle panel (cut out with my Classic Circle Nestabilities) three times, leaving a bit of a gap between stamps. Then I stamped the tree image with Versamark onto the green designer paper, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I cut it out and popped it up using 3-D Dimensional Squares, and added some Red Self-Adhesive Rhinestones for extra zing and bling. I added Citron Self-Adhesive Rhinestones in the gaps between the sentiments. Then I cut out another panel, using the same designer paper as the tree, using my Labels One Nestabilities, and placed it behind the circle panel. A few buttons here, a little ribbon there, and you've got yourself another fun and funky Christmas card! I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. It's big - 5" x 7" - but that's okay, right?!

Giving & Receiving (Penny Black)
INK: Pure Poppy (PTI), Versamark
PAPER: Gumdrop Green CS (Poptone), Pure Poppy CS (PTI), Pretty In Pink CS (SU), White CS (Neenah), December Details DP (Bella Blvd.)
ACCESSORIES: Classic Circle Nestabilities, Labels One Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Pure Poppy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI), White Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Buttons, Scrapper's Floss, 3-D Dimensional Squares (EK Success), Red Self-Adhesive Rhinestones (Hero Arts), Citron Self-Adhesive Rhinestones (Hero Arts)


There are some other fun events going on at ABC Toys & Crafts right now that I wanted to share with my peeps.

*First - Julie's giving away one of the brand spankin' new Martha Stewart Stamp & Punch Cupcake Sets as blog candy. Check out the ABC Design Team Blog HERE for all the details on that very generous give-away - contest expires on November 13, 2009.

*Second - Julie's such a generous gal that she's offering a "Good Customer" discount - 15% off your entire purchase if you use the Discount Code GCD1009 at checkout. Only good one time and offer ends December 31st, 2009. You must create an account for the code to work. Julie carries some amazing products (including Copic Markers), and her service is second to none - check out her store HERE.

I have some other Christmas cards to share with you tomorrow. I entered them in a contest at a local stamp show, but didn't win. Dang it! LOL But I did have a fun day hanging with one of my new stampin' buddies, so it was all good.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Jaspere said...

This is gorgeous. Love all those fabulous papers.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this card makes me wish xmas would hurry up and get here! it's soooooo festive. i love it!


Danni said...

What a great card! LOVE IT!

Justine said...

This is Super Creative, LOVE how you made the circle sentiment. All of the dimension is so perfect and that tree is fantastic. Gonna have to take a closer look at this stamp set. I am really diggin the Penny Black and how versatile they are deeming themselves to be

Erin Smetak said...

This turned out to be a very nice card!!!! I love how you made the tree! It took me a minute to figure it out!

Very nice!!!!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

This card is just adorable! I love the striped paper and the layout. Great work!