Thursday, July 26, 2018

Santa In July for AHSC #274

Hello again, crafty friends!  I broke out some oldies but goodies to play with this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I didn't plan to start on Christmas cards just yet but the first two ideas I had for this sketch didn't quite pan out, so I was inspired to think outside the box... or calendar page.  In addition to creating this card for this week's AHSC design team submissions, it meets the themes for a couple of other current challenges so I will be entering it to the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog for their Christmas In July; the Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog for their Christmas Only theme; and the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges for their embossing theme.

details:  All products used are from CTMH and almost all of them are retired.  I started with the red "plaid" from the Believe paper kit.  The stamped image is from a set called I Believe (C1427) and inked in Holiday Red.  The scalloped edge frame was cut in Topiary CS using the Art Philosophy cartridge, and I used Pear colored mini-brads to add a little extra interest.

The tag is from the Home for the Holidays (SOTM in 2014) and was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The sentiment from the Santa Claus set (C1567) and was initially cut from the Artbooking cartridge but I was a little pressed for space so I ended up trimming it up a bit by hand.  Both images were stamped using a Sweet Leaf mini pigment ink pad, covered in clear embossing powder, and heat embossed.

I used some Topiary mini chevron ribbon to for embellishment and to secure the tag.  I used the scallop border Thin Cuts with white glitter paper.  To get a scalloped edge on the base layer too I cut the white glitter paper first, glued it so that the very edges of the scallops met the edge of the patterned paper, then positioned the solid-piece scallop thin cut over the glitter paper, taped the straight edge in place, positioned the piece so that the scallops faced the opening of the Cuttlebug, and then I just rolled them into the device only until I could feel the increase in pressure that indicated a cut was being made.  I had to finish trimming the dips between one or two sets of scallops but otherwise it worked very well.

And that's all there is to this one!  Don't forget the weekly deadline at AHSC is 10:55 pm Eastern/9:55 pm Central on Sunday, 7/29/18, and you can enter your artwork by going HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!  ~~  Annette


  1. Loving the embossed tag on your card, and great retired's nice when you can go back to your stash and find something you haven't used in awhile. Thanks for joining us at Heart2Heart and don't forget you can link your card up to DOUBLE TROUBLE and earn chances for random draw prize and I think Three Amigos is still open for embossing which also offers a random draw.

    1. So happy you joined us, and just a reminder if you could add us to your blog as submitted to both challenges and hope you come back on the 6th for our Some Thing, Any Thing and Every Thing one week challenge at Double Trouble.

    2. Thank you for the heads' up about linking up to the other challenges, as well as the reminder to go back and add the links. Synergy and cross-traffic is a very good thing in our crafty little corner of the online world!

    3. That's what our Double Trouble is all about, pairing and sharing any of our previous and future partnerships. Appreciate your support.

  2. I love the texture that the embossing gives your card. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

  3. Lots of texture and nicely done! Thanks for joining in at Double Trouble.