Wishing You Sparkle!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

So I did do some baking over the weekend, but not as much as I thought I was going to do. We detoured from the plan a little. Every year, around this time we like to head to the Yankee Candle factory (in Deerfield, MA) and we hadn't done it yet, so we took an impromptu trip out there last Saturday afternoon. They pull out all the stops for the holidays - every building is edge with twinkle lights and each room is fulled with festive music, lots of glitter and twinkle and as you can imagine, it smells like heaven! Ahhh..I'd love to work there!

This visit inspired me to pull out one of my favorite There She Goes Christmas sets and whip up a card with sparkle, glitter and a little bit of Santa!

I love the Season's Greetings set because of it's cute snowmen and whimsical Santas'! To start with, I colored up Santa using my reinkers from Stamping Up and my aquapainter brush. I used a combination of Regal Rose and Ruby Red for his coat and hat and some Going Gray for the shadows on his beard and trim. Then I cut him out with my precision scissors and added some Crystal Snow glitter to his body and the Christmas tree. Then, to make the card, I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #147 for my inspiration and some more yummy paper from Basic Grey's Jovial Collection. Instead of ribbon, I chose to use some black lace. What do you think - maybe a little racy for dear old Santa?! Lace doesn't always have to be sexy does it? I needed something a little transparent, so I went with it. I pulled it all together with a button and jute twine from PTI. My other favorite thing about this set is the sentiments - I adore this one!

I promised I'd share a couple of my favorite cookie recipes with you all, so be on the look out for them tomorrow! Until then, have a good one!

Stamps: There She Goes
'Seasons Greetings'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', SU's Regal Rose, Ruby Red, Going Gray, Old Olive, Morning Marigold and Distress Inks 'Tea Dye and Vintage Photo'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum,
PTI Black and Kraft Cardstock, PP - Basic Grey's Jovial Collection
Access: PTI Button - Black, PTI Rustic Button Twine, Lace, Quickie Glue Pen, Stampendous Crystal Snow Glitter, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals


Laura said...

Ohhh wat a beautiful X-mas card is this!
Totally my favorite colours.

Greetzz Laura

kadie said...

This card is gorgeous!! I really want that stamp set! HUGS

Adair said...

I love this card!!! So festive and fun!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I totally love that snowman.

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely card! I'm gonna have to get this set now lol.

Karen Giron said...

Oh wow! I adore this Santa image - how beautiful!! Fabulous job with the sketch, oh my!

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