Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cardstock Christmas Stocking


I'm linking this card up for three different Christmas challenges. I'm playing along with the Christmas in July challenge at The Paper Players, the cardstock Christmas challenge at Jingle Belles and the stocking challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. Since the challenge at Jingle Belles is to create a card using cardstock only....no patterned paper. I began by hand cutting a stocking shape from red cardstock. Next, I used an embossing folder to add texture. To create the top of the stocking, I reached for another embossing folder. Can you guess what it is? It's really a picket fence embossing folder. I just trimmed around each fence post then flipped the fence upside down to create the cuff on the stocking. I added a bit of glitter to the cuff and small glittered dots along the embossing stripes on the red stocking. For the background, I embossed a piece of white cardstock, added punched green snowflakes and finished by adding a torn cardstock frame.

Supplies: Cardbase: Recollections, Cardstock: Recollections (white), Fox River Paper Co: (red), Bazzill (green), Glitter Glue: Studio G, Snowflake Punch: Emagination, Darice Embossing Folders, Adhesive:Scotch ATG

8 comments:

  1. well, as always, miss brenda, i'm BLOWN AWAY by your creativity! the fence post stocking top is brilliant; as is that gorgeous torn paper border, i am definitely stealing... (AHEM!) "paying tribute to" (better!) that idea in future! :) :) :) i always ♥LOVE♥ to see what you will do with each JINGLE BELLES prompt! :)

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  2. What a lovely card. I love the stocking and the frame you created around it. So glad you could join us this week at CCC.

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  3. Such innovative ideas in the creation of your stocking card! Thank you for joining us at Christmas Card Challenge #32. :)

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  4. Brenda, I just had to check out the details of your card. I thought the torn red pieces were ribbon. What a cute, original idea. So glad you entered it at CCC.--Heather

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  5. Brenda, I absolutely love the torn paper frame you created. How creative!! Such a fun holiday card, all around! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  6. Love the stocking! Thanks for playing along this week at CCC!

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  7. I really love that torn paper frame ... what a clever idea ... and your stocking is fantastic too ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  8. wonderful card - hard to believe it used only card stock!!
    Thanks for joining us at CCC!

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