Blue Santa: Christmas in July

Let's have a blustery break from the blistering heat, shall we? The icy-looking snowflake embellishments on these cards are made from...what else? TINFOIL! 


With this card in tones of blue, lavender and silver you almost feel a frosty nip in the air!  I shared this during the holidays over at Janny's blog, Que Linda. Today I'm taking a break from the heat to show you how it's done right here on my blog.






Real cards can feel like a luxury in this electronic age! The main image is stamped in a lavender chalk ink on white cardstock. 
On top of that I stamped circles in light blue {see closeup}. Gold pigment ink-stamped snowflakes are the final layer falling on Santa and child. This is so quick and yet creates a very rich effect.



The stamped image is then layered on light blue and darker blue cardstock for dimension.
Two coordinating background papers are joined by a lavender ribbon to host this little framed ensemble.

The final touch is the little silver snowflake up in the right corner punched from what I call an aluminum foil 'waffle cloth.'  You can *click here* for the waffle cloth tutorial. 


I also used that same foil technique in these projects:

Everything here is much simpler to make than it looks. All are a joy to give!  If you want to get a jump start on the holidays and take a break from the heat, check out the Tinfoil Rickrack Tutorial for the basic technique.  Then: Have Fun with Christmas in July!!


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