Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Ho ho ho, it's colour challenge time again!

It is time for another Kristina Werner Color Challenge, and this week's colours are:


Kristina did say that you could substitute the Sahara Sand for a metallic, and I have done this, but have used a metal edge tag for my metallic. I have also substituted Real Red for Riding Hood Red, as we don't yet have that colour here in Oz.

This is my card:





The base cardstock is Real Red and has been stamped with one of the snow flake stamps from the Merry, Merry stamp set. The hat lining is Whisper White and has been punched out with the scallop punch. I have mounted the triangular piece of the hat up on dimensionals. The hat ornament is a metal edge tag, mounted up on a scallop of whisper white cardstock. The sentiment is from the Merry, Merry stamp set, and has been stamped in Real Red classic ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched out with the 1 inch circle punch.

I thought I'd make you a really quick tutorial in case you were interested in making one of these Santa Hat cards yourself:

Step 1: Cut an A4 sheet of cardstock in half, length-ways:


Step 2: Score at halfway mark and fold cardstock. Make pencil marks at 0.5 inch and 1.5 inch from the bottom, on both sides, and at 1 inch from each corner at the top. Draw lines connecting marks as shown in the image below, and cut along these lines:


Step 3: Cut along the lines you have drawn, then stamp cardstock. Run SNAIL adhesive along the bottom 1 inch of the cardstock as shown below:


Step 4: Mount four scallop circles along base of card, to form hat lining (if you want your card to fit in an envelope, you'll have to make sure you don't extend the scallops too far past the edge of the hat, or reduce the width of the base cardstock):


Step 5: Using a piece of cardstock 2 inches wide and 3 inches long, mark out a triangle:


Step 6: Decorate triangle, cut it out, mount on dimensionals and affix to top front of card:



Then just add your hat decoration, and you're done!

Hope this helps :-).
Sam.

24 comments:

Vaybs said...

Just passing by in the night and had to leave a comment at your work it's awesome and a great inspiration.
I just do digital scrapping, but you've given me some more ideas for my plan to make my own Xmas cards this year ;) Thank you!!
xx

Liam said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the idea. How do you come up with such clever ideas. You always amaze me. Definite winner. Thanks for the tutorial.

regards

Liam

Lauree said...

very cleaver and super cute. thanks for posting a tutorial. my kids will think these are fun to make.

Karen Sullivan said...

shut up - these are so stinkin' cute! love them!!!

kareNstampZ said...

wow I'm hoping you had it already made & the colour combo was up your alley. Either way what a cute wee hat

Erin said...

Totally adorable!
I love it.

Kristie said...

Very clever Sam! I ♥ them :)

Sankari W. said...

What a totally creative idea Samantha! Love these hats!!!! What a great holiday card idea :) I left the Arte y Pico award to you on my blog! Wishing you the very best!
Sankari :)

Leigh said...

Really cute hats Sam.

Diane Barnes said...

Hi Sam

These are totally totally cute Sam. Love them a LOT! Thanks for sharing how you made them too clever girl :)
Love, Di
PS: Cara said she thinks your santa hats ROCK!

Diana Ball-Seitz said...

VERY Cute! How creative! Just going to have to case this!!! Thank you for sharing! I look forward to seeing more of your creations as I browse your blog.

Carol Dunstan said...

wow, these are fab! Great minds think alike with the metal edged tags, LOL

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Sam these are as cute as can be! ~Donna

Stampin'GHmom said...

Oh how fun! And so creative! Great job

Danneil Linardi said...

It's just not fair on the rest of us 'mere mortals' that you have so much talent and creativity packed into you!!! You always astound me Sam...you are so clever.

Savitri said...

Very cute santa hat! LOVE it. Thanks for the tut!!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

You are SOOOOOOO clever Sam.
Another great card and another great idea.

Sarah
xx

Karla said...

what a great card!!! Gorgeous!

lisa said...

This is just super clever! :)

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

What a fantastic card, I look forward to trying out this design over the weekend, thanks for the inspiration.

Kimberlee said...

What a great idea. :)

Mary said...

Such a cute idea!

Nardi said...

Such a cute idea! TFS!

Anthonette said...

Very good tutorial, Sam! Great job with the challenge. What a cute hat. I too had trouble combining whisper white and very vanilla...it drove me nuts.