Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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It's a sweltering, humid day in NYC today, so my card today has me dreaming of a white Christmas! This week's Friday Challenge: Christmas in May was the perfect solution to my pining for some cool weather. It seems funny to be making a Christmas card when the year isn't half over yet, but it was really fun to look ahead to what has already been a crazy year!
For this card, I decided to make an adaptation of a tent card. I stamped eight of these cute present stamps and paper-pieced the stripe on each in alternating colors of red and green. Next, I colored in the bows with a glitter pen and accented the little circles as well. After cutting out each one, I stacked them high up on a piece of white card stock. After stamping these adorable little gingerbread men (giving each some glittery accents too), I thought it would be fun for them to do some acrobatics! I didn't have a ladder stamp, so I drew one of my own and cut it out with a hobby blade. My fitting sentiment was simply printed out on the computer and now I'm already one up on this year's Christmas greetings!
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Stampers Favorite Occasions Borders & Centers Stamps; Stampin' Up Basic Black Card Stock; SU Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, Kraft, and Whisper White Card Stock; Spica Glitter Pens; Signo White Uni-Ball Gel Pen; Computer and Printer HAPPY BEANS: Hobby Blade