Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeerry Christmas...to all a good night! I'm pretty sure that's what Santa says at the end of his long delivery, right before he takes off his Santa suit and hangs it to dry. 

I picked up this adorable Santa's Clothes a Dryin' image from Stamping Bella last year and time ran out before I could get it inky. So I'm putting it to good use for this year's cards, and I'm continuing with my one Christmas card per week. 

The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with copics. I cut it out with rectangle Nestabilities then layered it onto a scallop rectangle of black. Next I added some bling to the image with my Stardust gelly roll pen and I added some texture to the hat and pants with some liquid applique. I must confess...I really love liquid applique. Even after using it for several years it still brings a smile to my face when it puffs up. {giggle!}

The layout is from Jen's Sketch For You To Try from this past weekend. The patterned papers are from the Making Memories FaLaLa collection. The striped piece reminds me of a candy cane. I sewed a zig zag on the background for a little interest and added some 7mm Olive Bella Bonbons to the bottom. The snowflake is a Heidi Swapp ghost snowflake and I covered it with Stardust Stickles so it would be super shimmery. Another Olive Bella Bonbon finishes off the center of the snowflake. 

I know it's still early in the year, but I'm wondering if you've started making any Christmas cards yet? With every one that I complete, I can actually feel a little weight lifted off my shoulders and I'm that much closer to checking this task off my December list. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

14 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - I LOVE it!!! I'm ready to start thinking Christmas now - and it's not even Easter, maybe that's why Santa has time to do his laundry - LOL

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, girl, you're WAAAAAY ahead of me with these Christmas cards. Isn't this the second one you've made recently? Good for you for being SOOO ahead of the game. It's an adorable card. Love the image!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow! You are ON TOP OF THINGS, girl! This is flippin' adorable too! You have inspired me...hic-cup! (hee hee)

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

OMG! How STINKIN' CUTE is this? Great job!

Leslie said...

Hmm, have I started making Christmas cards? Uh, ya, er, that would be a NO. You inspire me to make one/week but that's where it ends my friend :) Great card!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

this is DARLING! thanks for playing, chica!! hugs-jd

Laura said...

This is SO cute!! Good for you being so on top of things! I am always in a mad rush in December then usually my cards are mailed out late!! I love this image and I also get excited when I see liquid applique puff up... same excitement also when I emboss!!:)

Ann Kranitz said...

Wowsa!! You can send this one to me for Christmas!!! LOVE IT!

Emily said...

Well, it's about time Santa or probably Mrs. Claus got around to doing the wash! Super cute card Karen! Every year I promise myself I'm going to do at least one Xmas card a month....now here it is March already and not one done yet...so much for New Year's resolutions!

Julia Aston said...

Well - I've been 'thinking' about starting my Christmas cards! good for you that you started - what a pressure reliever if you get them all done before December!!! I love this fun stamp Karen - especially those klunky boots of Santa's - so fun!!

Janet said...

such a great card:) but i think i told you that already ;)
hugs

Christine said...

I just wanted to say "You go girl!" - I am highly jealous yet very happy for you that you have stuck to your "one Christmas card a week" plan! You are doing a fabulous job - I LOVE this card - it definitely makes me want that stamp! It also makes me want to try some of that liquid applique that makes you smile - where do you get it?
Thank you for sharing!
Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja

Jane Wetzel said...

This is the cutest card I have seen! I am thinking it would be a great thankyou for after Christmas...I absolutely love all their stamps...the shipping is enough to say no tho...bummer...

Sue from Oregon said...

This is just the darn cutest card!