Monday, November 5, 2012

MC Nov/12 - Xmas Stocking - I'm Telling You

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After seeing some Xmas Stocking dies, especially the one by Dee's Distictively, I wanted to make a card using a stocking. Don't have the die - sigh!!, so drew my own image and cut with my electronic cutter. Waaay cheaper...

I sponged Distress Seedless Preserves all over it, then ran through my machine with the Cuttlebug "Musical Flourishes" embossing folder, sanded the high points. For the top section, sponged Scattered Straw, embossed with Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" and sanded. Adhered various colors of Epoxy circular stickers., For the pom pom, twisted some fringe yarn with my bead roller and then put it into a dab of glue and held it in place till it set.

Embossed the card front with Spellbinders M-Bossibilites bricks and sponged with some Distress Aged Mahogany. Embossed the lower section with Cuttlebug Checkerboard folder and sponged Walnut Stain and some Scattered Straw and adhered to card front.

Stamped my quote (Quietfire Design) on black cardstock using Versafine Toffee and embossed with white embossing powder. (rubbed the whole piece of black cardstock with an anti static pad). Used a circle template to draw my arch and then cut straight down from that. Adhered to card front.

Cut a thin strip of cardstock, sponged some of the brown, ran through my machine with the Spellbinders "Bark" folder then sponged more brown on the high points. Adhered mantle to card front, then adhered my stocking.

Die cut various pine leaf branches from green decorated cardstock. Cut the branches apart, sponged a bit more green and brown and adhered to mantle. Die cut some jingle bells (Memory Box) from gold glitter sticker paper, cut them apart and adhered them to the center of the foliage.

And it fits for these challenges:
One Stitch at a Time  #138 anything goes
The Crafty Pad  #195 anything goes
Christmas Stamping  #35  anything goes (2nd entry)
Crafty Ann's Challenge  #77 Xmas (2nd entry)
Pixie Dust Studio  #151 leaves
Fab n Funky  #145 dies/punches
The Pink Elephant  #173 your favorite coloring media (Distress sponging)
Stamps Fun Creativity  #124 Xmas
Kaboodle Doodles  #144 Anything Goes


Quietfire said...

Snicker, snort! This is awesome!

Shirley said...

Great card! Loving that sentimement!!! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous. I love the way you have used the different embossed patterns and the colours are fabulous.
Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week

Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas card.....Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

iReneM said...

What a great card :)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

rachel said...

fabulous fun card - thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week and good luck xx

Heather said...

Such a cute card! Love the scene you have created. And who needs the stocking die?! Yours is perfect and really cute. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Beautiful Christmas card and love how you incorporated the dry embossing into the whole card! Lovely to see you playing along with us @ The Crafty Pad this week :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Cheryl said...

Oh how cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

craftygranny said...

Beautiful card Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT and good luck . Hugs trisha x

Cumbrianlass said...

A smashing card, I do like the wall background and lovely coloures.

Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

Jennie said...

You made excellent use of your scraps with your brilliant card, the stocking is perfect. Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT. Jennie DT

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x