You may notice over the next couple of weeks that my posts are sporadic – we are in the process of moving. We are moving just a few minutes away from where we are now so we won’t have to move the kids school or any activities (whew!). In the new house, I get a great office space and with a huge rec room downstairs, there is even more room for seating at classes!
So, with knowing that I’ve got fewer posts coming, I figured I’d better make them “quality” ones!
Many of you enjoyed the last two punch cards I did (Scrooge and Nutcracker) so I thought I’d continue on that theme and come up with something else. This one was inspired by a card I received last year.
The base of the card is Kraft. I stamped the snowflakes from Christmas Punch in Sahara Sand all over the base. I then used some Basic Black cardstock and layered it with Naturals Ivory.
On the large piece, I stamped the tall pine from Lovely as a Tree randomly in Going Gray ink. I wanted it to look like a soft background. Then I moved onto the lamp post.
I started with the light part. I used my two tag punches (large and small). I punched the large in Basic Gray and the small in Whisper White. I then cut out on an angle from the top of the tag to the outer edge giving it a widening effect (wow, there is no way to better describe that – I’ll take a photo). On the white one, I sponged So Saffron ink to emulate light. For the top, I used my scallop square punch, cut it out, sponged it with Basic Gray ink and added some Vintage Brads.
I used my little leaves die with my Sizzix Big Shot and some Always Artichoke cardstock for some leaves and then my small oval punch with the 1/2″ circle punch to make the holly leaves (in Old Olive). The small holly berries are from the larger punch on my Crop-A-Dile and the bird is from the Merry Details sizzlet.
White taffeta ribbon just seemed like a perfect addition and I added a piece tied into a bow and then fanned out the ends using mini glue dots to tack it down in various places.
Using my Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, I stamped Merry Christmas in Basic Gray ink on Basic Gray paper and then punched it out with my Modern Label Punch. My goal was to have this look like a sign coming off the side of the post.
I figured I’d gone so far past the sketch that I’d reign myself back in and I paper pierced along the side as per the sketch.
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you’ll continue to stay with me even though I may be away a bit……
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Card stock: Kraft, Naturals Ivory, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Real Red, Old Olive, Always Artichoke.
Ink: So Saffron, Going Gray, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Accessories: White taffeta ribbon, large tag punch, small tag punch, scallop square punch, small oval punch, Modern Label punch, Crop-A-Dile, Sizzix Big Shot, little leaves sizzlet, Merry Details sizzlet, Vintage brads, stampin sponges, paper piercer, mat pack, mini glue dots.