Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Santa, Kraft, and & Sketch

There's a tutorial over on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog to make this fun Santa christmas card. Black & red card stock, a fun sentiment, a soda can tab, ribbon, button brads, and a white "beard" done with a SB oval die and a CB embossing folder were the only ingredients for this fun card! I'll be making a few more of these for sure!

This card meets 2 challenges. I used the I Spy Sketches ISSC28, as well as the OWH Stars and Stamps mid-week throwdown challenge to use kraft, plus 1 or 2 more colors. I strayed a bit from the sketch, but I used the last piece of kraft I had, and it was a bit smaller than it should have been. I used some espresso and teal card stock, adding embossing with the diamond plate and herringbone ef's from CB, and added a SNSS sentiment, along with a ribbon slide that was done with a Quickutz die.

That's going to do it for me today, but thanks for stopping by and have a great middle of the week!

Carol

19 comments:

Basslady said...

hun, this is so awesome and creative!

thanx for this gorgeous inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jen said...

Nice cards, Carol! I love your kraft and blue card - very masculine!

coco said...

LOVE the embossed elements in your cards!

Marie B. said...

ACK, Carol, that Snata card is too cute! May have to have a crack at that one myself sometime... :)

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors, embossing, and the ribbon slide is fun! Thanks for playing at I Spy!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Both cards are cute cute cute tfs!

Benzi said...

EEk...too cute with the Santa card. I like that soda can tab. How fun!
Your birthday card is great in those awesome colors.

jimlynn said...

Both are great - as always!
Love that Santa card - the buckle I would have never know what it was until I read your post! Too cute.
The second one is fabulous! Embossing is perfect on here too!
Lynn

Denise Price said...

Ooh, the diamond plate pattern is a great idea! I'm always on the lookout for ideas for masculine cards, so this is one motif that I'm definitely going to keep in mind. My husband would love it!

Deena said...

that santa is too cute...I did ones like that years ago with a velvet paper...they cost a fortune...loving the pop tab buckle too! great idea!

JD said...

Great cards, Carol, your Santa card is so cute...

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Great cards! Love the kraft and teal card, I might have to CASE it for a cool guy card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am making the Home Alone face! Ack, you can't be out of kraft! If you have an emergency, drive on over.

Love the Santa suit, and the can tab buckle!

Nancy Keller said...

Way to go, Carol! I love both of these! Thanks for playing along with the Santa card! Love your masculine card too... Diamond plate is one of my favorite embossing patterns.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, that Santa card is CUTE! I especially love your use of Kraft and turquoise on your second card, well done!

Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

ThePurplePlace said...

Loving both cards..and now that I have had a chance to see your Santa Card, I'm going back to print out the directions so I can try it!!

Looks adorable!!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Carol! What an Adorable Santa Card!! Love the swirly beard and fun belt and buckle too! Just Darling!! 8-) Your Birthday card is just Super too! Love the diamond plate embossing and Great color scheme! goodness you are just a Busy Creative Lady! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Kim Teasdale said...

Gorgeous cards but I particularly love the masculine card! I love that shade of blue and your ribbon slider is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at iSpy Sketches!

Kathryn said...

Oh, the button brads look fab on the Santa card. Thanks for trying the tutorial!