Father Christmas in Purple

Father Christmas by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com, all products by Stampin' Up!

I always love purple on a Christmas card.  It’s a color for royalty and in that sense is quite fitting for Christmas.  I am not usually a “Santa” lover and feel that Christ should be at the center of Christmas, but this Santa from Father Christmas spoke to my nostalgia and I couldn’t resist the stamp set.

When I was a little girl, we always went to church on Christmas Eve and then came home to discover that Santa had visited while we were gone.  My grandparents often made the trip from California to spend the holiday with us, and I knew that they had played the role of Santa while we were at church.  It was always magical even though I “knew”.

I used two retired colors on this card,  Blackberry Bliss and Lucky Limeade.  The card itself is a current In Color, Sweet Sugarplum. Santa was colored with PrismaColor Pencils, my very favorite coloring medium.


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Merry Mice on an Outdoor Adventure

Merry Mice and Outdoor Adventure Framelits, created by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

We have had some decent rain here in the northwest over the past couple days, with lots more forecast for this weekend.  It’s that kind of weather that makes me happy to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea.  But, alas, with my Christmas Stamp Camp quickly approaching, I have spent most of my recent days in the craft room getting ready.  Although the card I’m sharing today is not one that we’ll be doing at camp, we will be using the Merry Mice stamp set for a different card which I’ll share at a later date.

Merry Mice on an Outdoor Adventure

Merry Mice stamp set by Stampin’ Up! features some really cute little critters!  This trio of mice are set into a mountain scene, traveling to grandma’s house.  It brings to my mind “over the river and through the woods” which I would love to see incorporated into a stamp set.  The scenery was created with the Outdoor Adventure Framelits Dies and I hand-printed the sign with a Micron pen.

The mice are colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Card stock colors are Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky, Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Flourishing Hello for #GDP057

Flourish Thinlits Hello for #GDP057 by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

I started my day off really early today, at 4:30 a.m., after tossing and turning for at least an hour.  I decided to get up, make a pot of coffee and work on the color challenge offered by Global Design Project.

I  made a similar card several months ago using the Flourish Thinlits and have never shared it online, so I remade it with the challenge colors and I like it better than the original.  The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes which is sold as a bundle with a wonderful card kit that I just love.  If you need a quick but beautiful card, check into that bundle.  The product picture below will take you directly to my store where you can shop to your heart’s content.

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I’m so glad you stopped by today!


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Stencil in Stencil Technique

Stencil in Stencil Technique and Tutorial by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

While browsing on the internet, I stumbled onto a video on YouTube and instantly I knew we had to do this technique in my September classes.  I have quite a stash of stencils, so the hunt began as I thought about what theme I wanted to use.  With summer behind us, I decided to make a fall card.

My inspiration came from this video by Sandy Allnock, here.

I chose to use the maple leaf from Stampin’ Up’s Leaflet Framelits, filling in the center with honeycombs from a stencil I made on my e-cutter.

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Tools you’ll need:
Leaflets Framelits (#138283)
Micron Pen (.05 tip)

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Trace the inside edge of the framelit diagonally on the vanilla panel (3 1/2″ square).

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Lay the honeycomb stencil over the traced leaf.  Using the Micron Pen, trace only the honeycombs that are within the borders of the leaf. You’ll have lots of partial honeycombs along the edges.

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Color the honeycombs with colored pencils. I used the following 3 Prismacolors:
PC 1005 Limepeel
PC 1032 Pumpkin Orange
PC 1034 Goldenrod

As a border around the leaf, I chose a stamp from one of last year’s Sale-a-Bration sets, Hello (now retired).  Turns out that it was the exact size that was needed and I liked how it looked.  Perfect!

The background panel is Crumb Cake card stock and is stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp (now retired) in Crumb Cake ink.  The sentiment is from Me=Grateful stamp set and is stamped with Early Espresso ink.

Stencil in Stencil Technique & Tutorial by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

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I hope you’ll pull out your stencils and dies and see what you can mix up and match to do this technique!  Thanks for stopping by today.


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