Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MOJO209 and Pines and Poinsettias

Greetings, Stampers! I hope you enjoy today's project. It was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday Sketch ChallengeChristmas seems so far away right now, but it always seems to catch me unprepared. I know it is never to early to get started making some cards. 

The focal image is from the new Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set offered in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I used markers to color the image. 

The scalloped circle background was made using a trick taught to me by my good friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Antoinette. (Thanks, Antoinette!) You can visit her blog and see a stunning card she made using this technique by clicking here. Here's how to do it:

It is made using a straight strip of card stock which was punched using the Scallop Trim border Punch. As you can see, the paper was snipped at intervals between each scallop. This will allow you to bend the card stock into a circular shape.

This is the back of my stamped image, with the Scallop Trim attached. Use your Snail to put a little adhesive around the edge of the circle. Then attach the Scallop Trim Border one scallop at a time, and bend the card stock gently to reach the next scallop and form a circle.

And here is the finished product. Easy, right? I know you can do this, especially if I can!

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Pines & Poinsettias, Bright Hopes (Greeting)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Holly Berry Bouquet
Ink Pads: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Tools: Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Circles Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Accessories: Crumb Cake Tafetta Ribbon, Dimensionals

The Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set, Bright Hopes Stamp Set and Snow Burst Embossing Folder are offered for a limited time in the 2011-2012 Holiday Mini Catalog. If you don't have a copy and would like to request one, click here.

To shop Stampin' Up! now, click here.

Thanks for visiting today!



Debbie said...

What a gorgeous card!! Great way to make your border, too!!

Kristin said...

I love the stamps you used. Beautiful card!

Margaret said...

Awesome Christmas card! Love all of these layers and the scallop circle!!TFS how to do this!