Monday, July 26, 2010

Christmas Collage

Hello hello! It's the end of July and -for many of us- the hottest time of the year. While out and about today the car thermostat read 102°! [I am most definitely jealous of all our readers in the Southern Hemisphere right now!] Sooo, what better time than to think Christmas (and cold weather for me)?

This week the Design Team will celebrate Christmas in July *and* sponsor a Christmas-themed challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges (starting Wednesday 7/28). Come join us!

This just in: The Beary Scrap is extending the Christmas in July 25% Everything sale through Tuesday! Use discount code JULY25 at checkout to get the sale price on everything you buy - even clearance stuff! Oh, *and* you'll receive a 15% off coupon/code for your next purchase before September 30th. Click HERE now!

I had fun with this card! I LOVE the "Snowed In" line from My Mind's Eye and couldn't wait for this challenge. Here's a bonus for you: It's on sale right now!  

I cut out the bird on the "Merry Christmas" paper and outlined his body and random feathers with Stickles Star Dust. I used a second bird for a popped-up wing - I have to have my 3D! The tree is from the Snowed In Accessory Sheet, which includes loads of other great die-cuts, too. I colored the ornaments with Stickles Star Dust and Diamond. You know Star Dust is my favorite Stickles, and Diamond runs a close second with it's gold tint.

I stamped Merry & Bright with black pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I love the effect next to the Dew Drops! I crumpled up the tag before stamping, and inked the edges after embossing. In this photo you can also see my Stickles randomness on the birdie.

Ok, one more photo - I trimmed off a bit of the Prima border pack rhinestones to create the bird's Christmas song. Corny... but neat, no? (I have to get this off my chest: in "real life" the birdies tootsies are on top of the tag instead of under it... *sigh*)

Card Recipe
Thanks so much for visiting us this week. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what the rest of the team comes up with for this theme - love it! If you're in the Christmas mode, too, you can participate in the challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge (starts Wednesday, July 28) and possibly win a $20 gift voucher from The Beary Scrap! Whoo hoo!

And definitely don't forget we have our Beary Sweet Challenge #6 going on right now - click HERE for all the details!



Elise said...

Susan! This is most awesome! Definitely Christmas-sy, and I love how you've cut out the little birdie's wing and popped it! This is making me get a bit excited for Christmas already! lol!


Sylvia said...

GORGEOUS, Susan! Love the embossed text on the ticket and that bird is so sweet and everything's just perfect!
Sylvia xx

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