Time goes by SO fast - frost was most definitely in the air here in the Pacific NW this morning! I"m so grateful there are no snowflakes yet though.
You know how when you have an idea when you first see a product and you are so anxious to just create it - well... this is one of those ideas. When I first saw the new Martha Stewart Frosty Village punch and Memory Box Reindeer Run stamp I knew I just had to create this card - LOL!
To create the darling village edge I simply cut a piece of cardstock at an angle. I then punched the Frosted Village along the top edge and scored it, folding it back on itself.
Another idea I have is to create a pocket card and then insert a folded card into the pocket and havethe village along the top edge popping out of the top edge. If you create one please let me know - I'm so wanting to do this, but... time it is alway against me.
Add snow drifts to create some depth to the simple white layer using torn Eclipse tape, a sponge (note the clip to keep my fingers from getting dirty - I have all my sponges clipped like this - LOL!), and Cloudy Blue dye ink. Simply start at the top and sponge your first "drift." Reposition your Eclipse tape moving it down and from side to side to create a variegated pattern. Add some snowy sparkle to the roofline with Icicle Stickles.
This wintery scene just needed some reindeer flying through the sky. To create Santa's team of eight I simply inked the image with Memento Rich Cocoa stamping it once and then lifting the stamp and moving it slightly askew to the back, stamping it a second time without reinking. A few more stickles on the snowflakes, some ribbon and a glazed brad to hold the sentiment in place. The Martha Stewart tag punch is an ideal punch to use with the tiny greeting stamps. Quick and simple, just the way I like it.
I hope this post inspires you to use your punches in new and different ways. Pull out some of those old "fancy-fold" ideas and pocket cards to create something fun this holiday season!