Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Santa Squirrel - A Muse

I just LOVE this adorable little Squirrel, this stamps is very new one from A Muse. He looks very ready to visit you at Christmas with the present in his hand.

This is the fourth and the last card for my upcoming "Christmas in July - A Muse" card class at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. We will make four different cards in this class. To see the other cards please click here, here and here. This class is scheduled for:

Thursday, July 16th, 11 am to 2 pm
Thursday, July 16th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 8th, 11 am to 2 pm

Please bring your Scor-Pal (if you have one), foam tape (pop-up dots) and your favorite adhesive to the class. All other supplies will be provided.

$30, 10 participants max

Class Kits will be available until August 8th, $35.00 each.

Please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151 to sign up and/or purchase your Class Kit/s.

This card measures 3 3/4" x 9", it fits in the regular business size US envelope.

I stamped houses repeatedly on the large white layer with the Gold Encore ink, I then created the frame around this layer with Scor-Pal. The same houses stamp was heat embossed for the main image layer, I then stamped snowflake over the houses with the Gold Encore ink. The Mr.Squirrel was heat embossed and then I used Copic Markers to color him in. You have to be really careful when coloring heat embossed image, especially if it was not embossed with the Clear Embossing Powder. The Copics reactivate the dye in the embossing powder and it smudges.. You really have to try hard not to touch the embossed lines, just get close to them.. You don't want to ruin your markers, right ;-). The Squirrel was cut out and popped on foam tape. There are Crystal Stickles on the white parts of his hat, and also on the snow under the houses and on the snowflakes. Both of the rectangulars were cut and embossed with Nestabilites. I used the same snowflake on the inside layer. The circles inside of the card were punched out.

This is the list of the stamps.. "Winter Houses", 7-7180F by A Muse. "Squirrel with Gift", 2-3131D by A Muse. "Mini Flake", 6-2168A by A Muse. The sentiment is from the Clear Stamp set by Hero Arts called "Holiday Tags", CL108.

All the supplies used to design this card are available for purchase at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. If you do not live in the area, you can place your order over the phone during the business hours, 408-736-9151.