Thursday, December 3, 2009

PPA19: Holiday Photo Inspiration

Today at Pals Paper Arts, we are hosting a Holiday Photo Inspiration challenge using this photo:

I love this vintage look! When I think of a vintage Christmas, I think of a cozy warm fireplace with cute little hanging stockings. I took that idea and ran with it for my card!

Some tips:
  • I cut pieces of Stampin' Up! wood sheets to assemble my fireplace.
  • To create some extra dimension, I used the scallop edge punch on both sides of a 1" piece of Wood Sheet for the sides of the fireplace. It reminds me of decorative molding:).
  • A Chocolate Chip SU marker was used to stain all of the wood pieces. Be sure to give this plenty of time to dry!
  • A window sheet was cut to size and adhered behind the fireplace opening. The stockings were attached using glue dots directly on the window sheet. TIP: To create the stockings out of DSP, I simply printed off a couple stockings using MS Word clipart and adhered them to the DSP with Dotto Removable adhesive. This allowed me to cut them uniformly.
  • A cute little rug was created using DSP and Coluzzle cutter with the oval template (retired). I created an extra layer of Old Olive and snipped it to look like fringe.
  • Next I worked on starting my fire... Basic Black served as a backdrop and was attached directly onto the Very Vanilla card base. The Word Window punch was used to create logs from Chocolate Chip and the 5-Petal Flower punch was used to create the fire using More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie
  • Next I started working on the mantel piece (I made sure to do this before I attached the wood fireplace). The mantel piece was created using the pine cone image from Autumn Days and a Stamp-a-ma-jig.
  • Finally, I was able to attach the wood fireplace over the fire using dimensionals.
I hope this project has inspired you to create your own for this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge!

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Stamps: Autumn Days, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Old Olive (100079), Chocolate Chip (100071), Real Red (100052)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Old Olive (100702), Merry Moments DSP (115672), More Mustard (100946), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Basic Black (102851)
Accessories: Wood Sheets (116309), Window Sheets (114323), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Word Window Punch (105090), 5- Petal Flower Punch (109041), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Sleigh Bells Ribbon (116795), Coluzzle Cutting System (retired), Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit (115696)


Melissa said...

This is very cool! I love the rug and fringe..all the details are so thoughtful! I think this is an awesome card!

Ann Schach said...

Amazing! You are so creative! I absolutely love this!

Cards by Gina said...

I love your card, Carrie! How clever, beautiful, creative, artistic, and comfy-cozy! Terrific job with the Inspiration Photo!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

My favorite thing about this card is how you created the fire out of punches.

So fun!

Kim said...

What an adorable scene. Very creative

Mary Fish said...

Fringe on the rug? How cute is that. You must be really proud of this card. It's simply charming! Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

The fireplace and the rug are my favs! I think this is just so creative Carrie!

Carla Bazhenow said...

So awesome!!! I love it and all those awesome details!!! Did I say awesome! *smile* Hugs,

....Linda.... said...

You just took create to a whole new level - love the fringe on the rug and the picture hung over the fireplace!

Stephanie said...

You are so clever, this is an adorable card!!

Martha said...

Great idea Carrie! Really creative. love how you used the wood sheets!