The countdown until Christmas is down to three weeks and I still haven't done very much "X-massy" yet (except having bought almost all the presents). This is actually the first card for Christmas I made. But I am not much of a card maker anyway. (I am working on some pendants for the tree instead...will show you, when I am done).
The challenges from Sugar Creek Hollow and Our Creative Corner want to see some "Distressing" and "Santa Claus is Coming!" - which finally got me on the track. I needed a card for my son's awesome teachers anyway, whom I have and want to thank so much for carefully guiding him out of a state, where he thought of himself as a useless and dumb pupil (due to the teacher he had before and in a different school).
So here's what I made for them:
The paper for the background is from makingmemories "Noel" paper pack and already had that lovely die cut brown edge!!! (Which is, why I also enter Fashionable Stamping Challenges' "To Die For" challenge with this project).
I cut three panels and distressed their edges with the Tim Holtz paper distressing tool.
The first is cut from red cardboard, which I stamped with a Christmas script image in "iced spruce" to add some texture and also sprinkled with some dashes of Mr. Huey's "opaque white" and "inky black". The edges were blended with "walnut stain" Distress ink .
The third panel is the smallest and simple white cardboard, which I blended with "iced spruce" and stamped with the Oxford Impressions' holly twig image in the same colour.
The berries got some treatment with Stickles "Xmas red" to add some sparkle too. For a finish of these I flicked some drops of water onto that panel too, to get a worn look.
The sentiments, Santa, the Galop-plaque and the price tag (all from Oxford Impressions) were stamped with "walnut stain", cut out, distressed and blended with the same inks to match the cards design. Some of them I glued onto the card using foam sticky pads to add some depth, the others were layered and embellished with ribbons.
I wonder, whose wish list Santa is reading... ;)
Thank you all for stopping by again and being such true followers and friends!!!
I also enter Simon Says Stamp's "Anything Goes" challenge with this card.
die amelie xx