This week's Merry Monday #236 challenge was to include a stocking and Stampin' Royalty challenge #363 was to include dies, so it was a great opportunity to use my Christmas Stockings Thinlits again. I looked through old ColourQ combos for inspiration and found #273 would make a fun and fresh Christmas combo. I used a bunch of dies from that set to make that card: one stocking for the card, one for inside and a third one on the envelope; the snowflake from one of the stockings as an embellishment, the various stocking embellishments (hook, rickrach border, cuff, bow), the little star, the Noel sentiment. I wanted the two dots on the E and found the perfect circles when I took out the polka dot pattern from the stocking glued on the envelope!
I looked silver cord trim through the hook of the stocking and I was planning on "hanging" my stocking from the top of the card with the cord, but because the cord came from a spool, it kept this cool loop shape on its own and I decided to just go with it and use it as a design element. It adds a bit of movement and makes the card more dynamic, so I like how this turned out.
The design of the card came from a Page Map April 2016 card sketch.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Bas de Noël (Hang Your Stocking)
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Hello Honey, Poppy Parade, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer Paper
Designer Series Paper: Moonlight, 2010-2011 In Color, Sweet Pea, 2011-2012 In Color
Ink: Poppy Parade, Old Olive
Accessories: Christmas Stockings Thinlits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Silver Cord Trim,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Metallics Enamel Shapes, White Medium Envelope,
Dotted Scallop Rectangles Dies (Elizabeth Craft Designs)