Yesterday I showed you a super quick card and gift tag. Today’s card uses the same Hung with Care stamp set but is a bit more involved. I wanted to do a scene with stockings hung on a mantle. When I showed this card to my husband, he “got it”, but see what you think.
I used the Joyous Noel DSP to provide my color scheme and act as the wallpaper in my scene. Unfortunately, this paper was in such high demand that it’s no longer available to order. Use whatever you have and adjust your colors to match. For the lower part of the wall, I went with a paneling look. So many of us either have paneling in our homes or grew up with it. It feels traditional to me. I used Soft Suede cardstock and the Pinewood Planks DEF.
Next, I created a mantle using the Marbled background stamp and Shaded Spruce ink. I used a 3/4″ strip and rounded the bottom corners. I still have plenty of scrap for another project – Yay! Before I added that to the card, I stamped my stockings in Merry Merlot and fussy cut them.
If you don’t have the Paper Snips from Stampin’ Up!, I highly recommend them for this type of detailed work. An inexpensive craft room addition that you will love. They are sharp, finely bladed, and easy for even my “man hands” to control. I was not blessed with delicate hands. And on November 27-28 they will be on sale as part of the Online Extravaganza. The sale is going on over six days with different things on sale during each two-day period. Check my store starting November 23 for all the details.
To mount the five stockings to the “mantle” I used brads that came in a Paper Pumpkin. The Annual Catalog has metallic brads that would work just as well. I used my paper piercer and stabbed a hole in each one through the mantle paper. I mounted that entire assembly to the card with Dimensionals only on the mantel so that the stockings could move.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Hung with Care set with Mery Merlot ink. I love the elegant font. The ends of the strip of paper were rounded by tucking each end into the Pretty Label punch. What do you think? Does it look like a mantle to you?