Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Character Cafe Christmas Scamp and SU Patterned Pines

Happy Sunday, Friends! I was busy last night creating a few cards! I'm getting myself prepared to be crazy busy this week finishing up ALL of my Christmas creations and such. Hopefully, I'll be able to remain focused and not go off and do other things which I tend to do!!

I decided to work on using this cute "The Character Cafe" image. Isn't this litle pup the cutest or what? He just melts your heart. . .he is also a naughty little puppy because he is playing with the Christmas lights! LOL! This cutie's name is "Christmas Scamp". I colored the image with my Copic Markers, added a bit of puff paint to the cap, and a bit of glitter to parts of the snowflake background.

Card Details:

Stamps: The Character Cafe Christmas Scamp
Paper: DCWV designer paper, SU Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Copic Markers, Scribbles Iridescent Paint, Tulip Puffy Paint
Accessories: Nestabilities, Fiskar Scallop Scissors, Dress Me Up button, SU Grosgrain ribbon


Okay, I was a little ambitious on this set. I not only made one card but 3 cards and to me, that's being ambitious. Actually, not really. . .the cards are very simple in design but I had fun making them. I embossed the images with white embossing powder on to a silver metallic card stock and added a bit of Scribbles paint to the Christmas tress to create the dots. That's about it.


Metallic card stock really can make a world of difference by making your card look very elegant. I bought a package of metallic card stock which by the way were on the clearance rack at Michaels. Do you know, before I head anywhere else at Michaels, I always check the clearance rack first. With a little imagination, you can really find some really good stuff. You just have to be able to imagine what you can make with them while you're there. Sometimes it's fun to find bargain stuff and create something really nice with them.


As you can see I embossed the Christmas trees on to the metallic card stock. Simple stuff so these cards were actually quite fast to create. . .that's the reason why I created 3 of them. .. :) The simpler the better.

To create the snowflake, I embossed the image using white embossing powder and cut the image out. I then punched two holes and tied a bow at the center to dress up the snowflake.

Anyway. . .I'm not gonna chit-chat much today because I really need to get started on my Christmas projects and cards so I can get them done by the end of the week. I am hoping I can get them finished so I can concentrate on perhaps relaxing a bit during the holidays. . .:)

Before I go. . .stop by my organization blog "Project Organization 365 Days of the Year" and check out today's challenge. It focuses on your craft room today!

Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday!

Card Details:

Stamps: SU Patterned Pines, Snow Swirl (sentiment)
Paper: AC Metallic card stock, SU Real Red
Ink: Versamark ink
Accessories: White embossing powder, organdy ribbon, SU Ticket Corner Punch, DCWV adhesive ribbon

13 comments:

Terry Oulboub said...

Maria, these are VERY elegant. I love the silver and red together; they stand out and give such a beautiful touch to the cards.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful cards, Maria--you're really an inspiration!

Susie said...

Awesome cards - the silver one is so elegant and beautiful.

Corie said...

WOW WOW WOW, these are beautiful. This is absolutely the BEST card that I have seen using the Patterned pines stamp set. You are so creative!!

Elena said...

Your cards are stunning, Maria! I love the red and silver together on your tree cards! And puppy is the cutest!

doris said...

What a beautiful card Maria!!

xox doris

Angel said...

VERY nice, Maria! Patterened Pines was on my wish list... I guess it will have to wait til next year now. LOL {{hugs}}

Fink said...

I just love your Scamp image from the Character Cafe! It rocks! Your next card is just beautiful! Thanks for GD for us at the Character Cafe!

Kelly said...

Great cards Maria!! I love the Metallic siver paper, the trees really stand out on it. very classy cards...and Scamp is soooooo adorable, love the stiotching.
Kelly

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

You've been BUSY girlfriend! The naughty lil' pup is too cute. I love the way you did the background and the bright beautiful colours & the red & silver with white too, breathtaking & so classy! Hope you're having a great week. hugs, :-D

Catherine said...

Hey Maria!
How are you??? Wow! These cards are fabulous! Two totally different looks and I love them both! I see I have some major catching up to do on your blog - you are a stamping machine and I just can't keep up! LOL!
Speaking of, was thinking of you last night as I did some math in my head and realized just how hopeless the Xmas card making situation is. Are you going to be doing Christmas All Year Long again on PCP???? It's my only hope and I'm just kicking myself that I didn't take advantage for this year. Darn!
Wishing you & yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
Hugs,
Catherine

Renata said...

What a cute little dog! Also love this colours together.

Greetings, Renata

Deanne Burton said...

Great cards!!!! Scamp is adorable!!!

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