Saturday, November 14, 2009

Believe *SFYTT*

It is Saturday and you know what that means; a new SFYTT! I decided to create another Christmas card to add to the stack; which isn't a stack since there is only the one from last week! LOL! Oh well...you have to start somewhere, right? I still had some of the papers from my "Thankful" banner out on my desk, so I decided to use the ones that looked Christmas-y.



I layered the paper and then did some zig-zag sewing around the edge. I then set out to work on my focal piece, using the Believe stamp set from Papertrey Ink . I stamped Father Christmas twice, cutting out only the head and beard from the second image. I wanted to give him quite a bit of detail and dimension. I also cut out the wreath and added it using foam squares. Before I mounted him onto the rectangle, I stamped it using Background Basics TextStyle and Fancy Flourishes. The sprigs of holly at the top and bottom were cut and mounted using foam squares as well. I added a touch of shine to the berries using Crystal Effects by SU! The final touch was a bit of Liquid Applique to the fur of his hat and coat. Once all that was done, I added it to the card using foam squares.


I had so much fun making all of those accordion medallions for my banner, I thought this card was aching for one as well. I really love how the red looks with the touch of gold glitter on the edges. I knew I wanted to add a jingle bell to my design and almost regretted adding the gold glitter because I thought I only had silver jingle bells, but as luck would have it, I found a lone gold jingle bell in my box. Yay! I guess I will be heading out to the craft store to purchase an assortment of gold jingle bells! LOL!





I added the "Believe" sentiment and a tarnished gold button for some added detail. I almost called it done, but at the last minute I added the vintage lace to the edge. I like the feel that it gives the card. It is hard to see in teh photo since it is so light, but I promise it is there.This is another one that will have to be tucked in with a gift, rather than mailed. I had a lot of fun with this design and I hope that you will all have a chance to play along.

You won't want to miss the other SFYTT designers.
Jen Del Muro and Amy
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles and Amy Sheffer (Amy will be playing this week, but her creation will be done a little later this afternoon, so stay tuned) ,Leigh O' Brien!!!!!


Thanks for fluttering by!

10 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow! This card is beautiful

Leigh OBrien said...

This is gorgeous, Kelly! I always admire that set from PTI but have yet to add it to my growing PTI collection. Every detail here is just perfect. Great, great card!

IrishGirl said...

This card is wonderful. I seriously need a tutorial on the medallion.

Amy said...

So absolutely vintage, rich gorgeousness, Kelly! Every detail from the glitter, to the layered Santa...wonderful!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card! I love the rich colors and medallion accent. So many fun details!

Heather Jensen said...

I just wanted to let you know that I made one of your accordian flowers and posted it on my blog. I gave you credit and put a link to yours with the tutorial. I enjoy looking at your blog, you make beautiful cards..and other stuff too. LOL.
http://simplyhandmadebyheather.blogspot.com/

Amy Sheffer said...

Love what you've done with the PTI Santa and Jen's sketch! Beautiful design, Kelly! Love that accordian flower!

Denise Young said...

My favorite Christmas card I've seen thus far this year. I love this. Perfect! TFS

anya said...

Fantastic card! I love everything about it!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how I love that Santa! The feeling you created on that card is wonderful.