Friday, September 26, 2008

Christmas Time Is Here

You cannot make a Snoopy Christmas card without humming that song. So, for an added treat, here's a link to some samplings from the "A Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack. Just in case your humming is as off-key as mine.
I completed the Limited Supply challenge earlier today, but my Snoopy stamps kept beckoning me. This one is one of the first stamps I purchased. I knew that year I wanted to stamp Christmas cards, but, honestly, I had little idea how to mas produce them. My stamping was also hit or miss. This stamp takes some skill to get a complete image.
At first I just had it stamped on a piece of white. The white just seemed to overshadow the image's impact, so I decided to paper piece the tree for some depth. Well, that turned into paper piecing the tree and Snoopy onto DSP. The largest circle punch I have is 2 inches, so it was time to break out the Cricut. I love that machine, I tell ya.
I had this GREAT brass frame for the sentiment, when I realized that we are asked to limit our embellishments to ribbon only. However, imagine "Merry & Bright" in an antique brass frame, will you? Nice, yes? I inked it instead. Still a nice effect.
After photographing two cards on my mantel today, I decided that I might use cards in more of a decorative manner on my mantel. For example, here comes Halloween. It would look great with some Halloween images here and there. Christmas cards would be especially festive. So, a great idea that I have little time to accomplish. No sweat. My kind of pressure.
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Paper: SU! Always Artichoke, Old Olive, and Holiday Thyme DSP, PTI white
Stamps: Stampabilities Snoopy's Tree, SU! To You & Yours
Ink: SU! Almost Artichoke and Basic Black
Ribbon: Bobbin Ribbon
Punches: 2 inch circle punch, scallop punch, Cricut


Bev said...

Hey, I love your card-Snoopy is the cutest!

Ann said...

Snoopy is so cute, and I love the scalloped layers. :D