Saturday, 21 November 2015

Funkie Junkie Christmas Jumpers...

Hello My Friends!!

It is about time I joined in with the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas again.  I have jumped to Tag 4.  Well! I am behind so I can choose which one I want to play with next.  Jump HERE and you can see Linda's Tag.

I don't know if it is just me, but when I see these dies/stamps I always think of Christmas jumpers.  So I decided why not make some in cardstock.  

I took a Snippet piece of white card out of my crapalanche and some NBUS stamps of hats, scarfs and mittens mounted on a block, my Versamark and red glitter embossing powder and stamped a background panel.  

Next the jumper.  I turned on my Silhouette and went to the design store to find some jumpers.  I cut two out of cardstock then cut the arms off, laid all three pieces side by side and stamped the Tim Holtz stamp and embossed it with WOW white embossing powder.  I then joined the sleeves back on with some tissue tape.  If you are wondering why I bothered to cut the sleeves off, I am also a knitter and fair isle is knitted in straight lines and then joined to the body, hence just stamping the whole jumper in one go would not look right.

When I put the jumper onto the background, I felt the background was far too "busy" but I really wanted to use it, so I stamped a sentiment on to some vellum with Versamark and WOW powder and placed it over the top of the background securing it with brads then a quick tag, well Linda's is a tag, some ribbon and a wooden embellishment, inspired by Linda's tag, finished the card off.

Oh, I said I made two jumpers so here is the second card.   

I made this a portrait style card this time.  

I really like these cards and may make a few more.  

If you want any of the Tim Holtz stamps, they are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

Thanks for calling by.  There is still time to join in the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas with some fun prizes to win if you complete all 12.

Off to join in with the Snippets Playground as I did use some Snippets, just as soon as the gates have been opened.



Bonnie said...

Love that Nordic pattern on the jumpers and all that red and white! The vellum makes me think of a snow storm. So perfect with that warm looking sweater (excuse me, jumper)!

Di said...

Woot, woot Sam, absolutely brilliant! LOVE the Nordic design and the attention to details is what always makes your work so special - love that you chopped the sleeves off and then added them back. (I know and fully agree with your reasons too).


Di xx

Kyla said...

Brilliant card (love the colours) and I laughed at the "crapalanche"......oh how I think we all have one of those!

Barb said...

Wow Hettie these cards are beautiful. I like what you did with the sleeves to make the jumpers look realistic. I think mutung the background with vellum really works well.Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Great stuff, fabulous colours, great images and stunning design, no red nose for Rudolph though, great white round the edge of the kraft card. I think kraft card comes into it's own with red and white.
Have a good week.

Kath x

Sarn said...

Oh yes . . . very festive indeed. Lovely Christmas jumpers (and tags).

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Donna said...

This is VERY cleverly put together. LOVE it :)

Sue - said...

Clever cards! Wouldn't mind having one of those jumpers to wear!

butterfly said...

The perfect use of that Nordic stamp - the woolly jumpers look so cosy and cute... brilliant. Think I'm not going to get to play along this time after all... unless a miracle happens. Well, it's the time of year for it...
Alison xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

LOVE this, Sam! A favorite pattern turned into a sweater. Very cool the way you cut the arms off so it would realistically portray a knitted sweater! The colors are fabulous (red's my fav!) and although I didn't think the background is too busy, I really like it with the velum overlay. Great work - so glad to have you sharing!


SewPaperPaint said...

I totally love your sweater card! Such a great take from this tag! Awesome design!

experiments in paper said...

I LOVE your jumpers! Absolutely perfect and wish I had one in my size! Nice touch with the vellum - will have to remember that! xx Lynn