Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stampendous Snuggly Kitties Christmas card and Tag



Hi blogging friends Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

I have finally finished the matching Christmas card and tag which matches the Snow Globe that I showed you on my last post.  Here is a little pic in case you missed it:




The cute little kitties on the card were coloured using paper stumps with Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits.  I tried to add little stripes on them so they would look like ginger tabbies.  I added some little dots of white acrylic paint using the head of a pin to the kitties' hats and scarf, then added some Polar White Flowersoft using Aleen's Tacky glue to the hats and the snow.  I lightly chalked around the image with Kaisercolour blue chalk.

I punched some snowflakes out of blue and white cardstock using a Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge punch (they are the leftover punchies after you use the punch) and attached them to the card using dimensionals, then added some light blue rhinestones to the centres.  I added the same blue rhinestones either side of the sentiment.  Note that the sentiment and kitties are all one image, ie: they are both on one stamp.

The snowflake embossing is a folder from the Cuttlebug Winter Borders set and I added a Scor-Pal line both above and below this embossing as well as underneath the ribbon.  When I tied the gingham ribbon on, I threaded through a little piece of blue organza ribbon just to add "something extra" - plus it's a good way of using up little ribbon scraps.

Just as a little tip (and I learned this through experience), I would recommend before you stamp your image, to make the Scor-Pal line at the card bottom first, then butt your embossing folder up against this line so you know it is straight, then add your Scor-Pal line on the other side.  There is nothing more annoying than colouring your image only to do the embossing or Scor-Pal lines all crooked because, trust me, being a clean and simple card, they really stand out like a sore thumb!!

The bottom blue cardstock border was punched with an EK Success Scalloped Scallop edge punch.

Now here is the matching tag.  I need one of those florist's spikey flower holder thingies that lots of cardmakers use to pop their cards/tags on as I had to lean my tag against a card so I could photograph it as it obviously won't stand up by itself!!  If you know what the spikey thing is called, please leave me a comment.  



The tag was diecut using my Cuttlebug and one of the dies from the Spellbinder Shapeabilities tag set.  I actually diecut the white cardstock using the die, then traced around the outside of the die onto blue cardstock and cut that out by hand and punched the 2 bottom corners with a corner punch.  I did this so that I could have a narrow blue border.   I masked the sentiment from the image before I stamped it and coloured it using the same method as for the card.  I added Stampendous Cotton White fun flock mixed with crystal glitter for the white bits on the hat plus the snow. The blue snowflakes were diecut using a Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 die and the white snowflakes are from the MS Snow Flurry edge punch.  I added some blue rhinestones to the snowflake centres and I popped the snowflakes up on dimensionals.

I punched a hole at the top with a 1/4" circle punch and threaded the gingham and blue organza ribbon through then tied them together with some silver cord.

Here is the back of the tag:



The sentiments are from a Waltzingmouse clear set called "Sewing Box - Christmas" which you can find at this link here.  The snowflakes were made the same way as for the front of the tag and popped up on dimensionals.

So here are all my 3 projects together which I will have to hide from my DD until Christmas!


Challenges:

I am entering my card and tag into the Truly Scrumptious Challenge #66 of Clean and Simple.

Thanks for stopping by! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net  

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampendous F166 Snuggly Kitties

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Winter Borders embossing folder, Scor-Pal, Kaiser blue rhinestones, blue gingham + blue organza ribbon, Derwent Coloursoft + Prismacolor pencils, Odourless Mineral Spirits, paper stumps, white acrylic paint, Polar White Flowersoft, Aleen's tacky glue, Kaisercolour blue chalk, dimensionals, cardstock: KW Doggett "Knight" white, medium blue

Punches:  EK Success Scalloped Scallop edge, Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge


Tag Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampendous F166 Snuggly Kitties, Waltzingmouse Sewing Box - Christmas clear set

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Shapeabilities Tag die, Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 die, Kaiser blue rhinestones, Kaisercolour blue chalk, Derwent Coloursoft + Prismacolor pencils, Odourless Mineral Spirits, paper stumps, blue gingham + blue organza ribbon, silver cord, dimensionals, white acrylic paint, Stampendous Cotton White fun flock, crystal glitter, cardstock: KW Doggett "Knight" white, medium blue

Punches:  1/4" circle punch, Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge

11 comments:

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow fabulous creations dear.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

All beautiful creations.

Hugs, Sandra

Katina said...

Just gorgeous Jo!! I searched veerywhere for the snowglobe kit but couldn't find any in the UK :(
xx

Merry said...

Fantastic tip thanks Jocelyn and what wonderful gift set you have created. Lovely colours and colouring.

snailzpace said...

everything together looks beautiful, jocelyn! i love all the layered snowflakes and the flowersoft. i'm sure your daughter will love it too.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jocelyn your "snuggly" set of art is fabulous. So much thought put into coordinating the card and tag with the globe. Fabulous gift!

silkeshimazu said...

Your card is adorable! I love the cute image, the embossing and scalloped border. The matching tag and snow globe are gorgeous too!

Curt in Carmel said...

What a totally terrific threesome! That snow globe is so cute, and I love this image. Ironically, I'm taking care of two cats this week for a neighbor and this reminds me of them! Your card a tag are adorable as well. Love this! Best, Curt

pickle said...

Oh wow Jocelyn these are all super what cute little kitties. A beuatiful little set x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear friend Jobear - yes really adore this card tag and snow-globe set - how very very creative of you!!!
It is a stunning day again here and I really need to get out in it!! love and may God bless you dear friend and all those you love Shaz.xxx

Liz, said...

Brilliant co-ordinating set, all gorgeous,

Liz x

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