Monday, December 15, 2014

Classy Cards Christmas Stockings

Hello! I created this card for the Stockings Were Hung challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.  Come and join in this week for a chance to earn a great prize!

I first cut the Poppystamps Grand Madison Fireplace out of heavy white card stock.  I tried to age the mantel by adding Pumice Stone and Antique Linen distress ink over the embossed areas with my finger.  The result looked a little too shabby, so I painted over the mantel with Picket Fence Distress Stain to even out the tones.  It added a painted look to the mantel which was an added bonus.

I cut the Stocking Garland with red card stock and then cut the tops a second time using white card stock.  I cut the white tops twice, stacked them to add dimension, and then painted them with a Viva Decor Cream Pen to add a little shimmer and texture.

The Pine Garland was colored with green distress ink.  The red pattered paper is from Bo Bunny and was layered onto a piece of Kraft paper.

I added a small piece of dark brown card stock behind the fire and a narrow strip of green at the bottom for the hearth.  The Poppystamps Fireplace Logs and Poppystamps Warm and Cozy Fire were also colored with distress ink. The detail on the logs is amazing.  I can't wait to use it for a camping themed name frame for my son.

I cut the Poppystamps Frozen Flakes border out of Kraft paper too.  I almost always cut snowflakes in white but white snowflakes seemed to add too much contrast.

Thanks for visiting and remember you can save 10% off your entire order at the Classy Cards 'n Such shop using coupon code JENNY-10.

Supply List
PoppyStamps Pine Garland
Poppystamps Frozen Flakes
Bo Bunny Cardstock
Viva Decor Pearl Pen Cream

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Anything Goes
Come and Get It Merry Christmas
Artistic Inspirations Merry Christmas
Card Mania Christmas
Craft-dee Bowz Anything with a handmade bow
Crafty Cardmakers Christmas
Dream Valley Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Winter Inspiration
Poppystamps Sparkle & Shine


Barb said...

This is wonderful and so charming. Thanks for sharing with us at the come And Get It challenge. Barb

Donna Maligno said...

Too cute and charming! Thanks for sharing this on the Craft-Dee BowZ December challenge.

Bunny said...

I love this. The fireplace looks so cute. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny- DT

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh how cute this is. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

Lin said...

What a gorgeous picture. I can almost feel the warmth from the fire and the expectation in the air as to what will go in the stockings!

Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Christmas

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Sandra said...

What a delightful card! Love the fireplace! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Suze Bain said...

I just love this fireplace. A fabulous festive card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Xx

N Zver said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge. Neva

jenn shurkus said...

looks like your fireplace is all ready for santa to visit! fun card!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your fireplace looks gorgeous
Dr Sonia
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Marybeth said...

Jen I love your cozy fireplace scene you made. I can see a lot of work went into this beautiful card,Jen. Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge

Sherry Eckblad said...

What a great card you created. I love the fireplace and the stockings.
Thanks for joining us at PoppyStamps.