Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A Holly Jolly Jailbreak

Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall. The Crafters Guild has been busy laying plans for the freeing of the enslaved elves. We have decided that the best date to spring the elves free would be the night before the Winter Festival begins, when it is guaranteed the man in red will be out breaking into houses all evening. I sent Barkle, one of the house gnomes, undercover into the sweat shop to start spreading the word of the breakout. He reports there is much confusion amongst the elves as to what is happening. They have lived in slavery for so long a lot of them are unsure as to where they will go once released from the tyranny of the man in the red suit.
I made this card for a friend who saw this card and loved it so much she wanted one like it, using the vintage Santa. I started this card by cutting out a tag shape from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I then stamped the vintage Santa image from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set, earning me +93 vintage exp points. I used Distress Ink to colour the tag and then attacked the edges with my blade, Paper Distresser. I stamped a little pine branch using the Dylusions “Christmas Accessories” set. I added on the ho-ho-ho with the Dylusions “Ho Ho Holly” stencil.  I tied on a ribbon and sprayed it and the tag with Perfect Pearls mist for some shine. I stamped a piece of paper using the Tim Holtz “Reflections” set and placed it in the corner, tearing away part of the background paper to expose it. Finally I added one of the Christmas bingo cards I’ve been hoarding forever.
The inside sentiment came from the My Pink Stamper “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set.
On the envelope I stamped the holly from the “Christmas Memories” set using my Distress Markers.

This creation will be entered into the following challenges:
It’s All About the Vintage and Beauty Challenge #33: Christmas
Pixie Dust Challenge: Christmas Traditional Colors
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Vintage Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round December Challenge: Santa
Try it on Tuesday December Challenge 2: Lucky Dip (die cuts, ribbon, distressing, stamped image)

Hopefully Barkle is able to organize the elves for the escape in five days time. The last thing we need is a mob of confusion come Christmas Eve.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

5 comments:

clare said...

A great card , love the image. Thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. X

sandee said...

Free the elves!! lol Cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIOT Lucky Dip Challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sanna Saksija said...

A charming vintage card. I like the way you've inked the tag. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

Angela Weimer said...

A fabulous project. thanks for joining us at TIOT and have a wonderful holiday season. Angela

belldoubleyou said...

My goodness, I'm surprised you didn't earn a little bit of Ranger Specialization xp -- maybe it was the inside sentiment being My Pink Stamper that prevented it.

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