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November 11, 2010

SVGCuts.com Monthly Challenge Entry

Hi, everyone!
The past two days I have been working on a Christmas card, and it meets the SVGCuts.com challenge, so I'm entering it on their forum! The challenge is to create a Christmas card using either (or both) of their SVG sets, Santa's North Pole Workshop, or Christmas Cookie Party Collection. (My card uses files from the Santa's North Pole Workshop Collection).
I created a tri-shutter card base, which you can find a tutorial for here. I chose colors and papers from my stash of Stampin' Up papers. I used Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. I used some designer paper from the Candy Lane (retired), Ski Slope (retired) and Bride Specialty papers. I cut the santa and Mrs. Clause files, and they are embellished with some 3D Paint I picked up from JoAnns. It's made by Duncan, and it is called Glittering Crystal. I applied it very sparingly, to pull more glitter than white from it. I also used Duncan Glossy Winter White 3D paint for the cake frosting that Mrs. Clause is holding. I drew the faces on each figure - I was worried that the small sizing would not cut the eyes properly from the svg file.  I chose the "Jolly" caption for the center of my card, and created the layered oval with the phrase "Have A Holiday" around the center. I used Optima ExtraBlack font for the lettering in my SCAL program.
The train and candy canes are from the SVGCuts.com files, and I embellished them with Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue. The train has some Candy Cane Stickles, as well. The tiny snowflakes are from an EK Success border puch I have. I was going to use the snowflake border on the card, but didn't like the look. so I used the scrap flakes around my card, instead! :) Each is touched with a tiny bit of Stickles on the points and in the middle.
Thanks for checking out the card. Hope you like it!
Happy Crafting!
Clicking each photo will enlarge it for better detail


5 comments:

  1. Ooh. Very nice. I wish I had more time to play with this stuff.

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  2. This card is absolutely fabulous... I love it

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  3. Oh so sweet. Hope you win.
    Myrna

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  4. Hey...you stole me idea....well, card technique and pics a little different...ok...another directions....it looks GREAT!!!

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