Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Three Dog Night

"Jeremiah was a bull frog!  Was a good friend of mine.  Never understood a single word he said, but I helped him drink his wine.  And he always had some mighty fine wine."

Does anyone remember those lyrics?  It is a song by a group called "Three Dog Night".  The song is titled "Joy to the World".  I think of it whenever I see that Christmas sentiment, Joy to the World, because at a church I used to attend every Christmas Eve (because our church didn't have a Christmas Eve service)  they used to sing the Three Dog Night version and it used to bug me big time.  It just didn't seem appropriate to me, given the other lyrics of the song.  It just wasn't Christmassy to me.

But this card is Christmassy, from the music to the ornament to the sentiment, I think it's a unique but very seasonal card.

  • Because music is a big part of my Christmas, I love having a music score on my Christmas cards.
  • I like the Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler (with just a dash of Old Olive and Chocolate Chip thrown in) colour palette.
  • I used the Apothecary Accents framelit to die cut the sentiment, which is from the Joy to the World Stamp Set.  I cut two more of the same shape from Basic Black cardstock to create the matte for the shape.  I cut one in half lengthwise (after cutting off the knobs at each end) and glued each side on the side of the sentiment shape but extending about 1/8".  I cut the other in half widthwise and added it to the left and right side of the shape, again extending it about 1/8".

  • The Christmas ornament is stamped with an image from the Christmas Collectibles stamp set in Cherry Cobbler and punched out with the Christmas Ornament Punch.
  • I stamped the fir bough from the Special Season stamp set, first in Old Olive and then in Chocolate Chip.  I hand cut the pine cones and adhered them to the fir bough before using a glue dot to adhere the whole thing to the top of the ornament.
At my September Technique Nights we are focusing on the Holiday Mini Catalogue and this is one of the cards we will be making.  Come on out, either Wednesday or Thursday evening, Sept. 4th or 5th!  We'd love to stamp with you.

Stamps:  Joy to the World (w131796; c131799); Christmas Collectibles (w131772; c131775); Special Season (w131766; c131769)
Paper:  Modern Medley Design Series Paper (126926); Basic Black (121045) and Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock
Ink:  StazOn Jet Black (101406); Classic Stampin' Pads in Cherry Cobbler (126966), Old Olive (126953) and Chocolate Chip (102128)
Accessories:  1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler (120992); Regals Collection Candy Dots (130932)
Tools:  Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003); Christmas Ornament Punch (132152)

Apothecary Accents Framelits

Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon

Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set

Christmas Ornament Punch

Joy to the World Stamp Set

Regals Collection Candy Dots\
Modern Medley DSP

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