Monday, July 22, 2013

Holidays are Magical

Holidays are Magical 2013

Hello to everyone and hope you are having a dry cool week. All my friends in the south please stay dry and away from those rains, my heart goes out to everyone. Hot here today but they say it is going to cool off for the next week and I will be happy to take that. It is time again for Cards For Men challenge #15 and it is all about making a card for a guy or young man that is a Christmas card. Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljen and the image I’m using is called ornament mouse and the sentiment holidays are magical. We would love for you to join us. The challenge ends August 4 2013.

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Sentiment and image is punched out with marvy unhida scalloped oval and 3 inch circle. Cut out several sizes of the spellbinders scalloped circle. Embossing folders are stampin up petals a plenty and cuttlebug snowflake. The paper is from paper studio Christmas traditions.

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On the embossing folders I hope you can see, I added metallic rub on to the embossed area gold and green. Ribbon was from the Christmas department at Hobby Lobby.

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I wanted to try this. I seen it on pinterest. This is Maryann Tree die and to make it look snowy they added some of Martha Steward branch punch. I do like it but next time I will add less branches.

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Martha Steward aspen snowflake border for the inside. Left open for a sentiment or a hand written message. These are the copic markers used to color the image.

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Lots of glitter…. Colors forest green, red and gold. Krylon gold leafing pen around the image and a few other places. To the hat added some white liquid applique and some stickles glitter glue star dust. The pom pom cut in half and glued it on.

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Thanks for stopping. Have a wonderful week.

AA PATRICIA ST MARTIN - SIGNATURE

18 comments:

Shelby said...

Great Christmas card! I love love love how you've done the Christmas tree with the pine punch...looks so cool and of course your coloring of that adorable mouse is wonderful.

Shelby

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely Christmas card Patricia great image and I love your trees
jacqui x

Penny said...

Fabulous card, Patricia! Love that darling image & your wonderful coloring! Great sparkle on this, too! Love all of your die cuts, your DP, and your embossing! :^)
Hugs, Penny
We are just steamy here in AZ right now--in our monsoon season & I wish it would go away!!!

Roxann said...

Wow, just beautiful. Love the trees....they are "magical"!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA this is such a beautiful, fun creation Patricia! LOVE those trees (clever idea) and the sparkle on the bulb is perfect! As always, your card is gorgeous and inspiring ... inside & out! Fun, Fun, Fun!!
OMG ... the holidays are going to be here long before I am ready! Uuugh!
Thanks for the reminder ... LOL!
HUGS to you my friend!!

Vicki Parson said...

I saw this on the blog yesterday and I was waiting for you to post this so I could tell how adorable it is!! WOW!! Look at all of that bling!! Such a clever idea for the trees!! Really brilliant my friend! HUGS

Viv said...

Love your card and love your branches Pat! The little Meljen mouse is totally cute too! xxx

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card Pat. Love the trees you made out of the punch. You always have a great design.

Pia S said...

I just love how you made those trees! It's such a great idea to add punched branches to make them so white and snowy! I also think the metallic rub on adds that little something special to your embossed background, and what would a Christmas card be without a little bit (or loads) of glitter!

julieprice3 said...

What a cute little mouse, love that tree very effective
Hugs Julie P

Nannieflash said...

Hi Patricia oh wow your card is just stunning and I love the diecuts and your image is fabulous and your colouring is brilliant. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Craftevan said...

This is just brilliant, colouring, die cuts and layout are all fab, well done. Kate XX

sue morris said...

What an adorable little card!! Just perfect for the holiday :)

Angela Boutiller said...

What a gorgeous Christmas creation! Those white trees are so neat looking! Thanks for joining us here at SAS4K.

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card and image! Love all the added bling and those trees are stunning! (I may have to CASE them).

Sandy said...

Hey Patricia - what a gorgeous and fun Christmas card. I love the rich colors and those wonderful trees. Of course the ornament takes center stage for good reason!! Merry Christmas Patricia!!!
Sandy

Paper Tails said...

What a sweet Christmas Card! I love all the sparkle.

Karen

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Fabulous card Pat!! Just a completely adorable image and I love the glitter bauble :) Those trees are my favourite bit - must remember that neat idea !