Friday, July 18, 2008

Christmas in July

Frances posted this wonderful sketch challenge over in the Hanna Stamps forum on SCS. As an extra challenge, she asked us to make it a Christmas card. I don't think I have ever made a Christmas card this early before. I'm just going to have to remember where I put it once December rolls around! This gave me a chance to ink up one of my new Riley stamps. He is stamped on Very Vanilla with Palette Burnt Umber. I then colored him in with my Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. The tree is cut out and raised with a dimensional. The main image is cut out using my circle Coluzzle. I positioned it so his antler would stick out at the top. The next circle was cut with a combo of the circle Coluzzle and my Magic Matter. The scallop circle is made using my Giga punch. I also broke open my new Christmas paper from TAC called Reece. Love those colors together!!! I poked some holes along the cranberry strip with my paper piercer. The sentiment is from a retired TAC set called Chicken Scratch. Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamps: Carrying Tree Riley (Hanna Stamps), Chicken Scratch (TAC, retired)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Reece (TAC,V-846), Reece cardstock (TAC, B-325)
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber (TAC, TT-218)
Other: circle Coluzzle (TAC,A-84001), Magic Matter, Giga scallop circle punch (TAC,D-701), dimensional, paper piercer, Koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, chocolate grosgrain

9 comments:

Cindy Karasz said...

how adorable, Kim! I love the paper! It's so hard to imagine Christmas right now, it's so hot and muggy here today. I'm about to go jump in the pool!

Anna said...

Love that layout! I see ya dug into your new paper stash too!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! This is tooo cute! Love the popped up tree and the little antlet going off the paper a bit! Such a great layout, colors, everything!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so darn cute, love Riley.

Danni said...

How cute! Love seeing the paper, I always debate about the darker colors until I see them used.
Very nice!

Rachel Hope said...

Love it! Everything about this is perfect!

Melissa said...

Kim, you have such a talent for putting together different patterned papers and solids. Your card is wonderful!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous! I think I'm falling in love with Riley!

Barb said...

This is so freakin' adorable! The TAC paper is perfect for that Riley stamp! Layout, paper piercing, scallop, everything... Love it.