Saturday, August 7, 2010

It's Santa!

After doing some (much over-due) yard work yesterday and this morning...I rewarded myself with an afternoon of making Christmas cards. was quite productive!  I made 5 cards.  I'll share just 1 with you this evening, though.  The idea for this card has been rolling around in my head for a couple of days, so I just HAD to let it out. comments about all the empty space in  :)
hmmmm...anyway, on to the card.
My Santa image is heat embossed.   I used a Spellbinder die to create the "window" and emboss the edges around it (love those dies!)
This was a very easy card to put together, and that's unusual for me.  I usually go with a lot of embellishments and layers.  Lately, I'm drawn to a lot of the clean and simple cards I'm seeing on so many blogs.  I enjoyed this card so much, that I may be making a lot more of this style card.
This card is submitted in 3 challenges:
  * Sparkle Creations (favorite embellishment - embossing)
 * Meljen's Designs (clean and simple)
 * Wild Flower Wednesday (embossing)
I played around with my camera, but couldn't quite find an angle that looked right.  I've ended up with a shadow inside the window of my card.  I really like the way my card turned out...but not pleased with the photo.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and please leave a comment!
My card recipe ~ ~ ~
Card stock: kraft, confetti white (SU)
Ink: real red (SU), versamark (Tsukineko, Inc.)
Stamps: christmas punch, four the holidays (SU)
Other stuff: clear embossing powder (SU), red ribbon from my stash, square die (Spellbinders), big kick (Sizzix)


  1. Now here's a card I could make a ton of for Christmastime! This is perfect! Simple, yet still elegant and festive! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our CAS challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  2. Oh this is so adorable - well done! Love the peeking window :)
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MelJens!
    A colourful world


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