Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Santa, Take A Bough...

Here is a Papertreyink card I made last week, utilizing, the set, Take A Bough. I turned one of the branch ornaments into a Santa head! I know...isn't he the cutest? And oh so simple! Here's what I did: I stamped my image on red cardstock with Papertreyink Fresh Snow. While still wet I sprinkled ultrafine prisma glitter for his beard, leaving the little circle for the mouth. Using my glue pen, I also went in and added more glitter. I wanted a solid glitter look for his beard. I think the design of the wave line separated the beard/mustache from the eye region beautifully. I wanted a solid red hat, so after cutting stamped image out, I trimmed off at the stamped line, leaving a triangle, that is turned over revealing solid cardstock, topped it with an adhesive pearl, added a pop dot and Santa now has his hat on!
I used my scorpal to add some interest along the card edges, and ground my sentiment; season's greetings. I LOVE how this turned out! So simple, clean and great use of a set I already had! And that's a good thing since my stamp purchasing has been limited after our move this year! Have you seen all the new PTI sets this year...I have a lot of catching up to do!!!
HOPE you all had a wonderful weekend, a marvelous Monday, and are off on a terrific Tuesday! Fall is here...the leaves are falling and the chill is in the air. Thanks so much for stopping by, I so appreciate it! TAKE good care!

9 comments:

pattylt said...

My first visit to your blog. You do beautiful work! Love the santas and I appreciate that you explain the process. I shall visit again!

BethieJ said...

OHHHH Barbara this is so CUTE, and what a FUN idea.. I just got this stamp set.. and will for sure BORROW this cute idea! THANKS for sharing it!!!

Bammin' Designs said...

I love the clean and simple look - and your card is superb. I love the grid lines - they always add that little elegance to the card. Santa's head is so cute - a great way to use the bough - such creativity. I am always waiting to see what you come up with next.

Sherry said...

I adore this card!

Sarah Schram said...

Ooooooooo la la!
You have never really done anything like this before...I like it Mom! Good Job! :)

Sarah
(Your daughter)

Janine said...

Barb you amaze me with your creativity... And I KNOW... PTI has wonderful stuff. I pay for the nose with customs charges but its so worth it!!

NancyK said...

This is just so cute and clever!

Rose Ann said...

Such a cute trio of Santas, Barb!!

veesknees said...

Love your creations Have just subscribed so I dont miss out Thanks for the inspriation. :) Vera