Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Masculine Christmas Tent Topper

Before I get to how this card came about, I wanted to let you know about a fantastic sale!!! Stamper's Dream has many JustRite Images priced at 50% off!! Click HERE to see what you can get for this fantastic price. I'm a huge JustRite fan. They are so very versatile, so be sure to check it out.

Not only that, SD is offering all the Holiday stamps at 15% off. Click HERE for this great deal. All you have to do to get this special deal is to enter the coupon code HOLIDAYS when checking out.

And......Michelle is carrying Sarah Kay images now too!! They are soooooo darling!! And they're a blast to color.

Now for the details about my card. First I chose my DP. I love Basicgrey's Archaic line and thought it would be fun to use it as a Christmas card. So, I chose my colors based on this charming plaid.

I used my Stampin' Up markers to color my Christmas Stamp Ensemble sentiment from JustRite Stampers, and cut it out along with a few mats, with my Circle Nestabilities. To get the ridged edge, I just took the Scalloped Circle diecut and a slightly smaller circle and ran it through the cuttlebug. To be sure you have the right size circle to cut off only a portion of the scallops, you shouldn't be able to see any of the scallop sticking out the outside of the circle.

To finish it off, I added SU's Cranberry Crisp Stitched Ribbon, and punched the horizontal strip with a Martha Stewart Punch. Oh, I almost forgot, I also punche the top edges of my card with Su's corner tag punch.

ETA: I always forget to let people know the sizes of my cards, and they're rarely A2...*grin*
I was kindly asked to let you know in my blog entries. If I forget in the future, please remind me via my email. Today's base is 4" x 4". The circle scallop is the second to largest...I don't know the exact size, but you can make it as large as you want.

I hope you're having a fabulous day!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!!
Tosh

Supplies:
Stamps - Christmas Stamp Ensemble (JustRite)
Paper - Archaic (Basicgrey), Mystic Medium, Herbal Garden Dark, Crabapple Dark (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White
Ink - Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress Ink), Stampin' Up markers: Always Artichoke, Baroque Burgandy
Accessories - Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch, Corner Tag Punch (SU), Cranberry Crisp Stitched Ribbon (SU), Cuttlebug

12 comments:

Deborah Saaranen said...

So handsome! Love the touches of red, along with the plaid! Great GUY card!

Michelle said...

WOW! I can't believe how gorgeous and Christmassy that Archaic paper looks! :) I love your scalloped circle with the crew cut. Such a fun and different look. Great job, my friend!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey Tosh! Pure genious to use that plaid from Archaic for Christmas!! I (seriously) was looking at my Archaic pad last night and was regretting my purchase. NOT anymore, I am off to use some of it for Christmas!! Hugs, michelle

dpkennedy said...

Nice masculine card! Perfect!

StampOwl said...

love it Tosh ... been a while since I made a tent topper ... might have to put it on the list hehe!

silkeledlow said...

Awesome - I'm in need for some masculine ideas!!! Love this Topper!!!~tfs~

nitestamper said...

What an awsome masculine card, tosh!!!!super cool style !!!!!
tfs:)
chat

Cindy Haffner said...

I love your masculine card Tosh, rock on.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Wonderful card for a guy -- I always need guy cards!!! TFS!!!

Rose Ann said...

What a great masculine topper card!! I love what you've done with the scallops and top corners!! Perfect colors too!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Tosh, I just LOVE these colors! Just delish!

Marge said...

Hi Tosh,
I was blog hopping looking for something when I found this awesome card. I wasn't familiar with a tent topper & love your "crew cut" idea! Hope you won't mind that I CASEd it (with my own changes, of course) and shared with my little local card group of 5 today! My version is on my blog @ www.maricopastamper.blogspot.com.

 
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