Thursday, September 20, 2007

Big on Christmas and Birthdays!



One more sketch challenge down! This is sketch 15 from Sara's Desperate Stamper Blog.





This card was so fun to make. As soon as I seen this set I knew I wanted to change this up to make the set more versatile. I can not believe I have not seen it done yet, after all it took me forever to get the set and then it has been sitting on my table for a couple of days waiting to be mounted. I really do not like mounting stamps so sometimes I only mount the ones I need at the moment. But the most awesome thing happened yesterday, a dear friend stopped by and mounted at least 6-7 sets for me! How nice was that, I am so excited cuz it might of been weeks before this card came to life! Thanks Laura, love ya!

So for the details on the card. The base of this 6 x 6 card is textured real read cardstock from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin Kit. It is followed by a layer of textured pretty in pink that has paper piercing on the two left hand corners. The side strip is a piece of the designer paper from the same kit that has been embossed with the swirls Cuttlebug envelope. I was trying to bring in the swirls from the present. I attached this embossed piece to a piece of real red and added three red brads to both the top and the bottom. Next is the main image. I stamped only the H-PPY from the Happy Holidays stamp in the Big on Christmas Set. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the present from the retired set Tag time. I stamped it once on the main image and once on a scrap of the same striped paper that is used on the side. I cut out the one on the designer paper and glued it on top of the main image. And then using my stamp-a-ma-jig again I stamped the word Birthday from Sincere Salutations. There are specks stamped on the main image in bashful blue and pretty in pink with the Itty Bitty Backgrounds set. I added a small strip of textured bashful blue that had been punched with the spiral punch to the side of the image after layering it on real red. I tied a piece of rose ribbon to the top notch. the card is finished off with another piece of rose ribbon with a large red oval and a small white over with the words from Simple Sayings II stamped on it. I used a red marker to free hand the dots around the mini greeting. Hope you enjoy.

8 nice people left a comment:

Sara said...

AWESOME! love it!
Great idea with this set, might have to try that!

rozie640 said...

Woo hoo, love your sketch challenge and that you turned a Christmas stamp into a Birthday stamp!!!!! Love the colors too. Thanks for sharing.

Ali said...

Well, see what you did now???I was fighting this set and your card was the KO punch! hee hee:) Awesome card!

amycara said...

This is just so darn cute!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! I love this card!!! Awesome! Great idea!

Nancy Riley said...

This card is incredibly awesome!!!! I'm going to case it, okay???! WOW! I just love it!

dasimonds said...

Another beautiful card!
Very nice for sketch challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am glad that I found that big Xmas present for you. Card looks great.

I am just getting around to checking your old postings. You know how it goes. See ya soon. TTFN, Laura