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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Santa and Balloon

Hello blog friends! 

Today I have another "Christmas in July" card.
I'm really excited about this card, because I used a couple of my new stamps from Eureka! Stamps that I just received in the mail the other day
There is a whole category called "Balloon/Holders" and they are the cutest things ever.  There are so many options with these stamps!

You can choose from the many holders like "Santa Balloon Holder" (#5603) the one I used for this card.  Then choose balloons to go with the holder, I used "Christmas Balloon" (#16402)
There are several options that would work with Santa. 
I stamped "Christmas Balloon" and "Santa Balloon Holder" onto watercolor paper and colored them with watercolor crayons.

I used red Stickles for the berries on the balloon, icicle Stickles for the fur on Santa's hat and coat, gold Stickles for his belt buckle and white Liquid Pearls for his beard.

I used VersaMark ink and silver embossing powder to heat emboss the background with "Snow Background" (#27301) also from Eureka! Stamps.

I used green embroidery floss for the string that Santa is holding.
Santa and the balloon were adhered with foam tape to the background which was then layered onto silver vellum and a green card stock base.

I do have some other balloon and holder stamps which I have been playing with. I will be posting some projects using them in future posts.

These are such fun, pop into the Eureka! Store and see which ones you like.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these balloons and holders and which ones you like the best.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


kisatrtle said... is tooo early for santa

Lisadwb said...

Cute card Kristie!! Love that Santa!!