Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christmas In July + Sale

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Wednesday edition of the Blog. I am back from our beach vacation all tanned and relaxed. Last week I showed you a beach card and this week I have gone with Christmas, my favorite time of the year. 

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the Santa's List die that is part of the Christmas In July sale going on over at the Scrapping Cottage Store. The sale ends tonight at 9:00 pm Pacific time and there are some great deals to be had. You can save between 50%-80% on some Christmas dies.
Now lets get started with the details on my card.
 Card Base:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Striped Paper: 4 1/8" x 2 3/4"
Vanilla embossed panel: 4 1/8" x 3"
My thought process on this card is to show Santa in a room checking out his naughty or nice list. I decided to create my wall background with some striped patterned paper for the wallpaper and a vanilla dry embossed layer to represent wood beadboard. The scalloped panel is the chair rail. And, that was part of an old Christmas scrapbook kit.
I found this striped patterned paper in my stash and thought it might be good colors for Santa's room. I used a vertical striped embossing folder on the vanilla cardstock.
After I die cut the Santa silhouette in black, I decided to make a night sky for the window. I sponged 3 shades of blue distress inks and then made a stencil to add some stars to the night time sky. I sponged those in a silver ink. I cut the sponged panel down to the size of the window and used glue to attach.
I wanted Santa's gifts to stand out so I die cut them in red card stock. A few little snips to separate them from Santa's stool and they are ready to be paper pieced over the black. I also paper pieced the moon with some silver cardstock. I attached them with Tombow mono adhesive and ranger multi-matte medium.
I attached the entire image to the background panel using 3D foam squares to give it dimension. My olive green carpet is actually a sneak peak of a new snow bank die coming soon.
To complete my card, I stamped my "naughty or nice" sentiment on vanilla cardstock and cut with the 3rd largest stitched circle die. Layered that onto a red circle cut with the 4th largest circle die.  
And that is my card for this week. Hope it gave you some inspiration. Let me know your thoughts, I read all of the comments you leave. Also, don't forget about our current challenge. It's all about greenery and you can get more info here. Until next time........inky hugs.


Vladuška said...

I like your christmas scene and little window with a night scene.

Юлия Кузнецова said...

Love this card!!

Janja said...

Wow, Santa already have a list :). Beautiful holiday card.

Mary Marsh said...

Janja- it's a way to get little ones to behave (lol)!!!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Great take on dies . Very well made