Sunday, December 26, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

Time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!  The traditional hop after Christmas day is to make a project with recycled Christmas stuff...wrapping paper, boxes, tissue paper, ribbons, cards, etc...

I made the background for the card using a piece of recycled wrapping paper.  I crinkled it up and then glued it down onto cardstock and added Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone over the top (kind of like faux silk but with paper).  But THEN for Santa's coat, I did the Faux Silk Technique (without the stamping!).  I took a piece of red tissue and crinkled it up, then smoothed it out on cardstock.  Then I stamped the Santa from the Believe set, and paper pieced his face and the white cuffs.  Here is a close up of his coat:



This tissue paper is kind of shiny and with the wrinkles (and some added Distress ink) it gives such a handsome look for Santa!

I was all excited for some down time, and so I made this card.  To my dismay, I went to take a picture and I had left my camera at my niece's house.  That didn't stop me...a 35 minute plus round trip (with a side trip of 15 minutes to the gas station and the grocery store) and I made it to the hop!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!

37 comments:

Lori said...

Great card! Love your use of the faux techniques.

Terri said...

Cool card. Love the faux silk on the Santa. Glad you got your camera back.

Kara said...

pretty!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOL! LOVE your camera story! I would so do that, too!! LOVE your card! Would love to know how to do that tissue technique! It added so much to your FAB card! LOVE the background paper, too. so vintage looking!

Amy said...

Glad you made it to the hop! What a great card....love that striped ribbon!

Lori said...

great use of those supplies. love your tchniques

Inkyfingers said...

Great ideas, and I love the faux silk. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and Happy Christmas
Carol x

Sue Ann said...

OH goodness ....... great story and I do indeed love this card young lady!!!

9kids said...

You are right - the tissue makes the perfect coat for Santa. Glad you went for the camera!

Karen C. said...

I've never tried using tissue paper like this - it's a really interesting technique. Thanks for sharing.

Babies- Beth said...

Oh, Kelly, such dedication for the hop! It's a great card, and I am glad you went and got your camera so you could show it to us! Thanks!!

Rosanne said...

Wonderful card!

Stephanie said...

WOW........This is just gorgeous! You did a great job with all of the techniques!

Barbara said...

That's what I call dedication, Kelly! Glad you did go get your camera--love that card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very sweet Kelly, I admire your dedication! I hoep you win the hop! I like the rustic feel of your card too.
~Meredith

Anne said...

Thanks for making the trip! Your card is wonderful and I LOVE how your technique worked on the background and Santa!!

Linda said...

Great techniques make a great card! Wonderful!!

Dana said...

Love the look of the faux silk on your Santa image! It adds so much depth and detail to it. Wonderful card, Kelly!!

Suzanne said...

I love this! It's beautiful! I especially love the bell!

Ciacchina said...

mi piace moltissimo!

amber said...

i love your santa! glad you could make it to the hop! :)

Krista said...

just love all the texture you've got!!

Terri E. said...

Super cute card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janelle said...

Nice card; snappy looking Santa! Such a lot of trouble to post a card for the hop... I would've done the same thing (but probably justifying a drive-through somewhere for a treat that I would "deserve" for all the trouble). :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous card!! I like your new avatar also!!

jen said...

this turned out great- santa looks fab with some wrinkles in his coat! And I love your dedication to the hop! ;)

Allison said...

Super. Terrific with the distressed BG!

Marge said...

Ohhh, love our tissue paper techniques -- looks so FAB!!!

Lee Anne said...

Wow! He's beautiful! Love this card.

Shirlann said...

Great technique....card turned out lovely!

Sam said...

So beautiful! I Love Santa's faux silk coat, what a great idea.

kbell said...

love the crinkling and crinkling & smoothing techniques, i need to do more of that. great card!

Jen Carter said...

I love this! You did a great job with the background and the santa coat! It all looks great!

Jessica Griffin said...

Kelly, I love your card! It's gorgeous!!

Ann said...

Oooh, love how you did the bg! Gorgeous!

Joan B said...

great job. that little bell is perfect!

by. Amy Schultz said...

such a warm and cozy card! love the weathered look!