Card 47 Dashing Again.
I have used this stamp before and loved how easy it was to handle. It takes a 5x7 card base though, and that is not a card size I make very often. But horse themed cards are always popular with my family (and with Little Miss C) so I decided to cut a 5x7 card base and get on with it.
While rummaging about in my snippets files, I found a teensy piece of pink patterned DP...so teensy it was just large enough to cut the Impression Obsession mini snowflake dies. I found they blended in a bit too much so used red diamonds to make them pop a bit more.
Now, I tried to capture the look of random look of enamel dots that I see everywhere in blogland at the moment. I do not have enamel dots in the right sizes or colours, (and I am on a spending freeze) so substituted red and pink rhinestones. It is harder than I thought to get that random placement look!
I added a little stardust stickles to her fur hand warmer...just a touch of glitter...it is for Christmas after all.
Card base - hand cut from my stash
DP- pink background is Basic Grey 2011 Out of Print, B side. This is my VOS item.
The pink snowflake paper is unknown as is from my teensy snippets files
Card Stock - snippets of black and red card from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Fanciful lattice for the large frame; Impression Obsession mini snowflakes
Bling - red and pink teensy diamonds from my stash
Stamp - Stampendous Sleighbells
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Rudolph Days Stamping for Pleasure - must be Christmas and must be 2 cards on the same post
2. Marks Finest Papers Christmas Card challenge - Must be Christmas
3. Penny Black and More at Allsorts - Dies/Punches
4. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas in July Colour challenge (I used grey, hot pink background, medium pink patterned snowflakes and pale pink on the ladies dress)
Card 48 - Who Loves Ya
You would think that I don't have any other Xmas stamps as I have used this one so often! Truth is my daughter loves owls and will probably appreciate a few of these owl cards to send out to her friends.
I tried really hard not to get too mitchy matchy with this one. I wanted it to by a bit zingy...a bit brighter and more vivid than my usual colours. The background paper is highly embossed...has a lovely delicate sheen IRL.
I even remembered to add a little lace on this card...usually I forget to plan some sort of card stock piece to affix it to. I like to hide the raw edges and usually remember my ribbon or lace after everything is glued in place.
I got on a bit of a roll with the zingy feeling and decided to add some feathers...owls do have feathers after all. Just not sure if they are blue! lol Here is a close up...
Card base - from my stash
DP - Best Creations Merry Christmas Glitter pad for the Green snowflake paper
Card Stock - snippets of pink Bazzill from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Labels 26 for the image, then traced the outside of the same die and hand cut the dark pink mat behind.
Bling - feathers from my stash (these were left over from making hair fascinators)
Embellishment - K&Co 3D snowflake
Ribbon/Lace - wide jute ribbon from my stash, green crochet lace picked up on some thrift shop outing last year
Stamp - Stampendous Owl
As Sarn announced, I will be taking over Rudolph Days in 2015. Hopefully I can live up to Sarn's wonderful job with this challenge!!!
I am entering this cards in the following challenges:
1. Rudolph Days Stamping for Pleasure - must be Christmas and must be two cards on the same post
2. Marks Finest Papers Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - layer it up (I have 9 layers)