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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Do Not OPen Till Christmas, SNSS Sketch #13

I have to tell you, this is the first time EVER that I have made Christmas cards before September. My customers have been bugging me to start on them and I just can't get myself geared towards Christmas now.

However, once I started playing with these Christmas Digis, from Sweet 'n Sassy, I got inspired.

This is another one of the Digi Images that you can get for free with you purchase of Sweet 'n Sassy stamps until July 31st.

If you scroll down, you will see the other two images, Stanley Penguin and Light Up My Life set with the snowman.

For this card, I used all Close to my Heart Papers.

The image was colored with Copic Markers. The hat and package was colored and cut out and layered to add dimension.

The snow, and white on his hat, is white liquid Applique heated to get puffy. When cool, I added a light coating of a wet glue and then sprinkled on Clear fine glitter.

For the polar bear, I covered him with glue and white fun flock.

Red stickles was used for the ornaments on the tree and gold stickles was used for the ribbon on the package.

Punches used were a border punch from Kiskars, a McGill punch for the sprigs behind the flower, and a small snowflake punch.

All stitching on the front and inside of the card is done by hand with embroidery floss. I tried to do a pattern on the front that sort of resembled snow flakes.

So, I think this is my last Christmas Card until I satisfy my CTMH customers with a Christmas in August workshop. Oh Well, if you can't beat them, you may as well join them!!! *Ü*


Lisa Hjulberg said...

I bow to your stitching greatness, Nancy! Can I learn at your knee? Seriously, though... what stitch is that? I actually thought the sprigs behind the snowflake were hand stitched as well. What a neat punch that is.

Great minds think alike in terms of the color scheme of the image, although you definitely ramped it up to the next level. I should have used Fun Flock on my polar bear, too. I thought about it, but then stuck with just the snow.

Deedee Anderson said...

WOW, Nancy! Your bear has so much realism to it! That is such a neat stitch pattern you used to finish off the card.

Leah said...

I love the fun flocked bear, so cute! I need to get some of that stuff:) Love your stitching too, I'm usually too lazy to do it by hand and use my machine but I love all your different stitches!