When I was stamping swaps with Ann and Susan at Ann’s house in the middle of August, it was close to 100 degrees, no kidding! She lives over an hour north of me and it’s always a little hotter up there because I’m located where we do get some coastal breezes at times. So, we did have to “suspend our disbelief” a bit while stamping cards that had to do with Halloween, fall, pine trees sprinkled with snow – and sweaters!
Look at this card that Ann designed for us; it’s made with a new type of embossing folder called Dynamic Textured Impressions – kind of like the “deep cuts” of the embossing folder world! (You’ve got to be a true fan to use this one!) It’s called Cable Knit and it makes deep, bold impressions. It’s on page 13 of the Holiday Catalog, and I think it will make a big impression on you, too.
The first thing we did was cut the Old Olive cardstock in half the long way so the fold was at the top, then we laid a separate piece of Old Olive cardstock on the front of the card before a neck hole was cut out through all three layers with one of the Layering Ovals Framelits. Next, the separate piece of Old Olive cardstock was embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic folder and attached to the front of the card with SNAIL adhesive. A pocket was cut out of a scrap of Old Olive using the Best Badge Punch from the regular catalog, then the scalloped top of that piece was trimmed off flat with Paper Snips. The pocket was then run through the embossing folder in approximately the same area where it was to lay on the “sweater” front.
The little Santa and the greeting were stamped in black ink on Whisper White cardstock then cut or punched out. (You don’t have to do a neat job on Santa’s head, most of it will be covered up by the pocket. Just cut off the body below the beard.) Color him with markers, tape to the back of the pocket and attach to the sweater with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here are the supplies used to make the Santa Sweater card. You can click on any picture to read more about it: