... the sketch for this week's challenge over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge has been designed by Edna Morrisedie - and it's super! A nice clean and simple design that gives you so many possibilities. And my card also fits the brief for this week's challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays - where we must "Bring the Bling!".
I knew what I was going to do when I saw this design - cupcakes!! Lots of sweet, yummy cupcakes - but I was beaten to that idea - a few times!!! So I had a bit of a rethink. And I've made a Christmas card - part of my ongoing resolution to make my cards early. It's quite a large card - A5 - but it had to be to accommodate all the stamps!!
These circular images (perfect for the sketch) are from the Around Christmastime set - which has some really super clean, graphic images. I used Stampin' Up! inks to stamp the images and heat embossed them to add shine and sparkle. On the snowflakes I used Kalediscope EP which has a lovely sparkle (doesn't show up well in the picture) and on the red and blue images I used clear EP to give a rich shine. I added some more bling to the finished card by adding crystal gems to the berries on the holly stamp. Really clean and simple - and another for my 2011 Christmas Collection.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Around Christmastime
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Rose Red
Accessories: Card, gems and embossing powders from stash; Stampin' Up! - 1¾" Circle punch
I've taken a close-up shot of the snowflakes - hopefully you can see the sparkle from the embossing powder better.
I was up early with Jonathan - he's gone now and, at the time of writing, he'll be at Manchester airport waiting to board his plane - so I decided to make good use of my extra time this morning. And I managed two challenges!! And now it's time for breakfast and a nice cup of coffee - so I'll see you all later!