Good Monday morning. Today I’m sharing another of my projects made for the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty challenges. I love using designer paper as backgrounds on my cards but very rarely use it as a main focal point. I thought the Santa image from the Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas and would be beautiful image to frame and highlight. I paired it using Tattered Lace Christmas Florals and Impression Obsession Pine Pair. I must admit that I stepped way out of my comfort zone to make a shabby and distressed project but I really like how all the coordinating papers from the pad work together.
I created the frame for Santa using Spellbinders Classic Circles and Classic Scallop Circles dies. I used my deckle scissors to distress the edges of both layers and then sponged with vintage photo distress ink and a mini applicator. I attached the green frame layer over the picture using thin strips of mounting tape to create dimension and then attached it to the red layer with ATG adhesive.
I formed the poinsettia and foliage using Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. I assembled the poinsettia using glossy accents and then attached it to the frame layer with glossy accents. Once the glue dried I tucked the holly and pine pieces all around the poinsettia to create the floral spray.. I attached a tiny pearl in the flower center and finished by brushing Clear Wink of Stella over the poinsettia petals to add a touch of sparkle. I guess sparkle doesn’t really go with shabby but I just couldn’t help myself. LOL!
Thanks for coming today and I hope you have a great week.
Card size: 5.50” square