Saturday, November 22, 2014

spreading christmas cheer

hey there!

today i have a really fun card that i just LOVE to share! 
i created it for the current Mama Elephant and Me challenge, which is all about Christmas and/or tags! :)

totally LOVE this!!
i have to admit, at first i was stumped! i mean there are SO many incredible Mama Elephant Christmas stamps, and i felt do i choose?! lol! do you ever feel that way too? ha ha! it's an awesome problem to have, though! ha ha!

ok, so here's what i decided:

Alpine Carolers!!! i mean, that sentiment ALONE made the choice for me! ha ha!
i colored the cute kids with copics in traditional christmas colors, and then popped them up with some foam tape! 

i used the Creative Cuts - Landscape Trio dies to create the snowy hill. i stitched that lovely vellum onto the base with my sewing machine! and then while i was at it...i decided to also stitch on my sequins!! ha ha ha! those little babies aren't going ANYWHERE! one win for sam in the long, hard fought battle of keeping sequins on!! 
(side note: i usually use glossy accents or multi matte medium, but i am still not convinced the sequins make it out of the envelope on the card! ha!)

ok, so i really like the look of the sequins stitched on! but then again, i like anything stitched! so, there's that! 
i also stitched the vellum banner at the top on. 
the background was created by covering the card base in gesso. once that dried i sprayed some mint heidi swapp color shine onto my kraft mat, and then smooshed my card base in it until it had a really blustery sort of feel. :)

so that's my card!
thanks for stopping by!


  1. Genius! Love how you have stitched the sequins! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

  2. Another wonderful card Samantha! As always I LOVE your design and cool designs! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mama Elephant & Me! /Karin

  3. Wonderful card! I love your background and all the stitching!

  4. FYI---- that background = AMMMMMMAZING! I need to learn how to do this! WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card--- fab coloring! FAB design! LOVE the stitching and sequins--- amazing all around, Samantha! YOU inspire me:)


    ps... THANKS so much for stopping by the VS blog and leaving me some love! YOU ROCK! Your comment totally made my day <3

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you stitched the sequins, such a great idea! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. Beautiful card, great sentiment & love the background :)


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