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December 14, 2011

Christmas Creations - Day 1 - Gift Card Holder

Hi Everyone:
I guess your all getting ready or maybe completely ready, for the Christmas Season. Well my package for my parents & in-laws was sent yesterday and is now on route.  Our family cards are sent and now I am making some for our friends here and my friends on-line. Decorations are up outside and now we just need to do the inside. Then I have some shopping to finish. Hopefully I will get it all completed before that magical night. 

Why Not Play Along For Your Chance To Win!

Today I want to share this Gift Card Holder that I made for the Hero Arts contest over at 2Peas. I love this place for great challenges and the inspiration in their gallery is amazing. I recently won some new stamps over there and was so excited to get them in the mail late last week. I had to get them inked up right away! 

So I made this card to submit to their Hero Arts contest and I am also adding it to the Monthly Hero Arts company contest. Yes, I know! I am ga ga over Hero Arts stamps it seems! Lol. Be sure to order your Hero Arts stamps at 2 Peas because right now you can purchase most of the new stamps just released. I am praying to get some of these under my tree.

Check It Out & Join In The Fun!
Over at the Hero Arts blog the challenge was to use pockets and this sketch below. I based my card on the on the very first sketch at the top. Now I was suppose to take a picture of the inside of the card showing the pocket with the gift card, but forgot! Sorry! So to see what I am referring too, you can see  Shari Carroll’s pocket cards right here! She also shares the measurements for the card base. They are gorgeous by the way and so easy to make!

Get Your Sketches Here!

Okay, enough chatter! Here is my card that I made, and to be honest Jennifer Mcquire's card was my inspiration. She used a very cute Lawn Fawn stamp set for her card. 

This card was made using the latest Christmas stamps from Hero Arts. I used the backside of a sheet of Imaginisce patterned paper to create a snowy background. I took white cardstock and tore it into smaller pieces, then layered it for snow mounds. To add some depth and dimension, I added some glitter to the top of the snow with Stickles. I also added shading with STAEDTLER watercolor pencils and distress inks. The snowman was colored with the watercolor pencils and fineliner markers. Snowman was added to card using foam dots. To give it that little something extra, blue bling embellishments were added  to the snowy sky. 

Thanks for dropping bye today. Hopefully I have inspired you to make a gift card holder. There are more Christmas post to share, so be sure to come back again soon. 



Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Had to stop by after you commented on my card on Flickr and then I found your photostream with a link to here! So even though I already commented on this card on Flickr, I wanted to say again how much I *LOVE* this card. Everything about it is so fab!!


Tracey said...

SOSO SO ADORABLE WOW Dana I LOVE it!!!Very creative and fun too!!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so precious! I love the snowman and the swirly paper is perfect for the background. So many pretty ideas.
You are way ahead of me. I still have parcels to get in the mail and cards to make and....oh well, what gets done is what gets done. Hopefully enough to keep Santa happy lol
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa said...

Hi Dana! This is awesome! I thought your bg was the HA magical bg for a minute- but it's pp! LOL Such a cute snowman :) Love how you did the ribbon- that's really clever!
Sounds like you're set for the holidays- Enjoy!!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my dear...this is so adorable! Can't believe how jolly this guy is. Love how you shaded him - you are a real artist! And the glimmer is perfect. Love that corner ribbon, too. You are such a great promoter and so good to share all your contacts. Wishing you all the best for the holiday season, dear gal.

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