Today, I have another nephew Christmas card to share. This time a used a new Sale-A-Bration product that will be available to earn for FREE starting January 5, 2016. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Sale-A-Bration, it’s totally awesome! From January 5 to March 31, 2016, each time you spend $50 at a workshop, club or online, you can pick a product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for free. Sale-A-Bration products include stamp sets, designer and specialty papers, and even a Project Life card collection. One of my favorite new Sale-A-Bration products is the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, which I used on my project today. It includes 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs with a marbling design on one side and watercolor design on the other. I used the Crumb Cake watercolor design for the background of my card below.
I love the way the watercolored paper looks like clouds.
My card today is for my youngest nephew, Jon. He’s 18 and just started his Freshman year at U.C. Berkeley. He’s very studious and smart, and is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. For his card, I decided to make a traditional card with greens and reds, and of course Santa! I love the Santa stamp from the Antique Tags Hostess set. This is a set you can earn when you host a workshop or party with sales of $150 or more (which really isn’t hard to do at all!)
To make my card, I stamped the Wonderland trees with Mossy Meadow ink directly on the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper. (It was that easy. Done.) My card base is Crumb Cake, but to add a little more interest, I layered a sheet of Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum (diagonal stripes) on top.
For the Santa tag, I stamped it twice: once with Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with a 2″ Circle punch, and again with Basic Black Archival ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched out with a 1-3/8″ Circle punch.
Then, I used an Aqua Painter to lightly paint White Craft ink on Santa’s beard. Later, I went back and added some highlights of more opaque white and I used Smoky Slate ink to add some shading. That was the tricky part. Then, I just finished watercoloring the Santa with Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow inks.
Finally, I stamped and embossed the HO HO HO stamp from the Oh, What Fun stamp set in white, and added a few Home For Christmas Enamel Dots and some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.
I really love this color combination for a masculine card.
Supplies used on my card:
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Be on the lookout for your new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs coming soon in the mail (for my customers.) Or, if you’re a new customer, please feel free to contact me to order yours today. I think you’re going to love the new products and especially the Sale-A-Bration ones!