- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC128 - sketch designed by Kim Duran
- Colour Q - cQc168
- Charisma Cardz Challenge - CCC50 - theme is Santa coming to town
- Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge - WMSCCC11-12
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Woodgrain, Midnight Feast, Way Out West, Back in the Saddle, Sheriff, Santa's Coming to Town, Yonder Star
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Bashful Blue; Versamark
Dies: Spellbinders - Lacy Squares (SS4-295) #2
Accessories: WMS - Twine, Card from stash; Embossing powder
I turned the sketch through 180° as I wanted the Sheriff Star to look like it's high in the sky with the other stars - this fits the theme for November's WMSCCC of having a source of light in the card design. I stamped the Sheriff's star in Versamark and embossed with my own blend of powder (black, gold & silver) giving a slightly gunmetal finish and then I cut it out (very easy). I stamped the background to look like wood (love the large woodgrain stamp). Then I stamped the blanket stamp in Real Red and Bashful Blue to make the vertical panels. I decided that I'd put the Santa cameo in the centre of the Sheriff star. I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler (one of the new SU pads, so very juicy) and triple embossed with clear powder to give an enamel finish. Once cool, I cut out the cameo and attached it to the star. At this point I deviated from the sketch a bit to add the sentiment. The box comes from one of the images in Back in the Saddle and the sentiment from Yonder Star, I mounted it on a small scalloped square, attached some twine and let it hang from the star.
For the inside, I cut two layers the bottom in Bashful Blue and the top in white. I stamped the outline star in Crumb Cake (second impression so that the image is a bit more subtle) and then the fabulous sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.
Ben really likes cards with lots of layers and details - I think this fits the bill!
Today's the last chance to get to the shops and get any presents - we're off to town this morning to get a few bits. Bye for now.