This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "S" is Shape Card. The gingerbread cutie is and sentiment on the front of the card are from the Beccy's Place digi set "Sugar and Spice." I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. The template for the wonderful Christmas Pudding shaped easel card is a freebie [find it here- birdscards.com/christmas-pudding-easel-card] The sentiment on the inside of the card is a freebie from TLC [createwithtlc.blogspot.com]
Just discovered a blog challenge in which I HAD to enter this card, the Jingle Belles "Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding" challenge. It required that the card includes festive food. Well… I think that this card nailed it!
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Challenge Letter S (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Jingle Belles- Bring us Figgy Pudding [festive foods] (jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #411 Anything Goes (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Gingerbread (christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk)
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Di’s Digi Stamps- (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
I joined the Outlawz Challenges some time ago but found the site pretty overwhelming. However, the other members have been so very gracious and helpful. So… I'm learning my way around the site and starting to enter more challenges. This card is for the Saturday Paper Alamode challenge, "Anything But A Card." The challenge requires patterned paper and a die cut. This tag, with the red dotted Swiss paper and die-cut tag is the perfect fit. Especially when paired with a vintage PSX Holly stamp and Embossing Arts sentiment.
Entered into: PSX Merry Christmas tag
Outlawz Challenges- Saturday (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies (happylittlestampers.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #209 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
I found a box of these party invitations recently at a thrift store. Six for a buck… how could I say no? Since I wanted a greeting card instead of an invitation, I cut the front from a card and layered it atop several colors of bright cardstock. I then printed "You have reason to…" onto a sheet of vellum. This took planning because I wanted to create an arrow with the vellum that connected the sentiment to the word Party. Added a red paper punched star and a vellum star on the lower right corner and a computer generated sentiment on the inside. So fun!
Power Poppy- Creative Confetti- Birthday Card (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/11/you-say-its-your-birthday.html)
Cute Card Thursday- #556 Stars (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wed Challenge- # Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
Made another simple yet elegant Sympathy card for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, "All That Glitters is Gold." The unusual background is from the late 90's. At that time a friend and I owned a stamp store in South Dakota and had fun trying out new tools and techniques. At one point we bought a few cans of gold spray webbing. Learned that it created a beautiful background, but smelled like gasoline and was VERY messy to use [found out that the best way to use it was to lay sheets of cardstock on the bottom of a large cardboard box and spray down into the box with sweeping strokes. The box then had to be put in the garage for a while until the smell dissipated.] I found this scrap when digging through some partially completed cards this weekend and had to put it to use. [Luckily it no longer smelled like gasoline!] The sentiment is also from the late 90's [I removed it from the wood mount some time ago don't know the brand, but think that it is a Stampin' Up or Hero Arts stamp.] Stamped it in gold pigment and embossed it with a glittery gold embossing powder. Added a few layers of dark colored scraps and a bit of sheer ribbon to finish it off. Am also entering this into the current Bugaboo BINGO [using the diagonal from upper left to lower right, sentiment/embossing/sparkle.]
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- All That Glitters is Gold (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)Bugaboo Stamps- Bingo (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)