I've made a Christmas card for this year's stash (I think you're going to be seeing lots of Christmas cards on here from now on), and I used a few challenges:
- CAS(E) this Sketch! - CTS3
- Do You Stack Up? - DYSU95 - to use embossing
- Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge, September - WMSCCC09-12 - the challenge here is 3-2-1: 3 different WM stamps, 2 embellishments, 1 circle
When I saw this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch I just knew which stamp I'd be using. I love the Be Good Santa stamp!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Text-It!, Around Christmas Time, Very Vintage Christmas; Compact Sentiments
Inks: Memento - London Fog; Distress - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Spellbinders: Pinking Circles Sm (S4-172) #5
Accessories: Silver embossing powder; Card from Stash
I started by stamping the Santa image directly on the card base in Versamark and heat embossing with detail silver powder. I coloured Santa's hat with Promarkers and then added some glitter and flock for the trim and his beard. Next I stamped a subtle text background all over some white card and added some pink snowflakes!! I cut the negative circle space in the white card, attached the panel to some red foil card and then recut the negative space. Next I trimmed the long edges of the panel and lined the panel up with the stamped image. Once in the right place, I attached the panel to the card and cut off the excess at top and bottom. I finished off with a couple of crystal gems.
I decorated the inside of the card too. I kept it really simple, a frame of the red foil card with a heartfelt sentiment in grey to match the front.
It's been really difficult trying to take a decent photo this morning - there's really not enough good natural daylight and using the flash tends to wash out the colours and make the foil card flare!! I've got a reasonable close up of the Santa image here. I'll try to get a better photo later today, but I'm not going to promise anything.
I think this fulfils all the WMS requirements: 3 stamps - text, snowflakes and Santa image; 2 embellishments - the two gems; 1 circle - the negative die cut and circular stamped image. I think this was a really tough challenge!
I've got a nice day planned - I'm off to the hairdressers to have a cut and colour done. Gotta hide those greys!!! That's all for now. Be safe!