Jul 16, 2009

3CT Christmas in July - A Present from Santa

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...Well at least on Kerry's blog today.  The 3CT Design team are creating Christmas in July cards to give your creativity for this holday a jump start.  If you're like me now is the time to get started on those holiday cards because before you know it Christmas will be here and you'll be making a mad dash to finish cards in time to mail them.                                         For this card I chose to do something a little different.  What you might ask (or not) but I'll tell you there is absolutely NO stamping on this card whatsoever.   Yep, the present that is the focal point on this card is really a Dimensional Sticker.  I saw this card on Maria's blog, (Stampin Inspirations) that she had done with no stamps and I thought, "Hey, I've got a whole bunch of really fun and cool holiday stickers so why not give this a try?"
I chose the present sticker (http://www.americantradional.com/) Dear Santa Elevations line.  I added some Frosted Lace stickles to the dots on the package for a little extra pizzaz.  Then I mounted it on a layer of Whisper White that I embossed with the Swiss Dot embossing folder and layered that to True Thyme (retired).  Next up I paired it with a card base of Always Artichoke layered with designer paper from Basic Grey (Wassil) line.  I also used a piece of Groovy Guava (retired) that I embossed with the Snowflake Embossing Folder and then brushed with a White Craft pad.  I layered that with Whisper White and a Scalloped piece of textured card stock (DCWV) that I pierced. 
It's a very unusual Christmas Color combo but I really like how it turned out and hope you do as well.  I know it's not stamped but as a card maker I like to mix it up from time to time and try using other mediums besides stamps.  You could easily substitute a present stamp for the sticker if you like to stick strictly to rubber stamping for your cards.
Now don't forget to stop by Kerry's blog - You can do so by clicking on the 3CT Icon on my sidebar and see what the other team members have done.  Leave them some comment lovin, it's always appreciated.

5 comments:

Elena said...

I love the sticker and the dimension you created! And the colors you chose are very beautiful! You always amaze me with your creativity, Ida! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sharon Caudle said...

Ida, this card is really COOL!!! I LOVE the way that present looks! The dimension is fabulous! Awesome card, I love it!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful choice of papers, and that sticker goes so well!

Kristen said...

Ida, great card and I think the sticker looks fabulous. Nicely done!

Sue from Oregon said...

I love sticker cards...I am going to go pull out my stickers right now! What fun inspiration!