Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tilda As Santa's Helper!

Happy Tuesday, Everyone! Glad to see you all made it through Monday. My card today is very simple and much less labor intensive as my previous card. Guess I'd better start going CAS (clean and simple) or smaller in size as we're getting closer to Christmas hehehe!

My card base is 5.5" square and all CS is Bazzill. The DP here is from Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses. I tell you, I love every design they came out with in this series. I decided to make a "pastel" card today after Sunday's glaring one.
This time, I stamped Tilda only three times, once for the base, then on a CTMH gingham check DP and cut out each "layer" of her dress separately so her "lace" would still be white, and the third on some pink faux suede for her dress band and Santa's cap, to which I also applied liquid applique and sprinkled some glitter on, then waited a while and heat embossed it. I then added a tiny snowflake on the tip of her cap.
Sometimes I think I do this so I don't have to think about which Copic colors to use that will match my papers! LOL! Cutting for me is more fun than coloring most of the times! LOL!
I had some leftover pink leaves from a favor box I made a while ago, topped it with some punched out MS branches that I added Stickles to, added a double-loop ribbon made with my "Bow Easy" and finally added a pink paper rose on top. Lastly, I punched out two snowflakes with my MS snowflake punch from some Doodlebug glitter paper, and also added little white snowflakes from "Dress It Up" buttons. I popped Tilda on foam tape. That's it!
Oh oh...the house directly behind Tilda's cap makes it look as though she has something weird on her cap! I should have moved her over a little bit more! Oh well, it's too late now.
Thank you for stopping by today, and tomorrow is hump day so we're getting close to the weekend! Keep warm and remember, people in Hawaii envy those of you who get to play in the snow (well, most of us!) while we play in sunshine! I mean, we miss the change in seasons! Happy crafting.

21 comments:

Jodie from Oz said...

Cami, I love your card, Tilda is adorable paper pieced in this beautiful gingham paper. I love the bow with flower and very pretty in pink. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lynn said...

Golly, I thought your last card was gorgeous, but this one is even better. Thanks for explaining how you did it. I must try paper piecing.

Teri said...

Another stunner of a card Cami, am I surprised? No! I love everything you make. CAS but you still put in so much time on your cards, they are truly works of art! The colors on this card, aah, my favorite!! Have a great Tuesday! hugs, Teri

Cyndi said...

love this card! image is super cute!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oh Cami, this is SO beautiful, I love the colour.

Brenda said...

this card is way too precious!

Linda said...

Ms. Cami! If I could be speechless, I would be ... again. You are an amazing artist and crafter and I just wanna say THANK YOU for always sharing your beautiful creations with us! xoxo, Linda

Eulanda said...

It's beautiful!! I just love those papers too. Actually I was just working on a card that uses a piece or two of that line only I can't post it until after my friend receives it. She subscribes to my blog, which is nice just not handy when you're sending a card. LOL!!! Nice work Cami!!

Kim Y. said...

So pretty, Cami! ADORABLE Tilda and I love the patterned paper!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh gosh Cami, it's beautiful, hon!!! Love the paper piecing and the pinks are just wonderful! What a fantastic Christmas card. I love it!!! big hugs!

Patricia Garcia said...

Super card! Love the pretty papers!

Candy said...

Cami - love your paper piecing! Your card is so soft and lovely.
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Cami, Your card is so very sweet. I love that DP and better check them out. The color coordination is fabulous!!!
I am so jeoulous of your weather there. It's so cold here in Canada athough we have the sun out.

Hugs,
Cabio

Nancy said...

Oh Cami I love this card it is so sweet! Love the design paper and everything matches perfectly! Tilda looks adorable and love the ribbon!
Hugs,
Nancy

Tracey said...

I love this! What an absolutely adorable Tilda! She looks so cute there on that fabulous ribbon! Well done Cami! xx

Deborah said...

Love, Love, Love the pastel Tilda card!!! I, too, love to piece images but it is really time consuming, huh?

Jacque said...

Beautiful, Cami, just beautiful...what a wonderful job you have done with paper-piecing and those colors are just divine...So stunning, sweetie...Love it...Hugs..Jacque

Christine said...

Cami, your card with the Tilda Santa's Helper is just adorable. I love the pp that you used and how you made her sitting on the ribbon. She looks so sweet in her gingham dress. Gorgeous detail. I hope you are doing well. Lucky you being in nice warm Hawaii.
xoxo, Christine

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's just precious Cami--love the paper piecing & pinks! Beautiful holiday card!

hugz,
Suzanne

Jaspere said...

Wow! This is lovely.

prashant said...

Thanks for explaining how you did it. I must try paper piecing.

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