Thursday, December 2, 2010

Creating a bit of Christmas Fun - Santa ATC, Cards and Celtic Tree Ornament

There's just something fun about creating Christmas crafts for the Holidays and as I get geared up to start some projects; I look to some of my past projects for inspiration and wanted to share just a few of my favorites.   I hope you like them too.

Even if you don't have a lot of time, this one is quick and easy.
 Simple Santa ATC (Artist Trading Card)
For this bit of whimsy I used Red velvet like paper, white mulberry paper 
a strip of black and a square of gold
(slits were cut in the square to thread the black strip through)

When I have lots of time to stamp I enjoy creating fun scenes; 
for this Holiday ensemble I incorporated a few extras for some added pop.
Christmas Surprise
 The dancer and box were stamped using the masking technique. Then a cut a slit in the tissue paper portion of the box to add the accents of real tissue paper and inserted the Harlequin figure using pop dots along with feathers as accents. The two figures are by Judikins Rubber Stamps and the box is by Love you to Bits Rubber Stamps. The piece was colored with decorative chalks and pastel pencils.

I took my inspiration for this Holiday Card from the Victorian Christmas 
color scheme of burgundy, pink, green and gold.
Victorian Greetings
White cardstock that was sponged with decorative chalk became the foundation for the background and the ornaments. The ornaments were stamped and heat embossed with gold powder, then trimmed close into balls. The garland was extended across the card front by stamping it twice. It was colored with gel pens and glitter glue. Decorative gold ribbon was added for accent and the middle ornament was attached with a pop dot to make it stand off the card. Ornament by Alias Smith and Rowe Stamps - Garland & Greetings by Northwood’s Rubber Stamps.

 Another Card using the Victorian Color scheme of burgundy, pink, green and gold.
Glittery Greetings
 These ornaments were stamped using Versamark ink and some fun iridescent embossing glitters
with a few glitter glue accents sprinkled here and there for extra pop.
The ornament rubber stamps are by Hero Arts and the Greeting is by Northwoods Rubber Stamps.

I thought this rubber stamp would make a fun 3-D ornament.
I created this box shape you see here from pink cardstock.
Celtic Knot Christmas Tree
Each panel was stamped and heat embossed with gold powder, trimmed matted and attached to this three sided box shape. The bottom was also done with a trimmed down version of this same stamp. Some bells and gold wire ribbon were added for fun.  Rubber Stamp is by Wordsworth.

Grins and Giggles,

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