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Dec 3, 2010

Stamp Something with Christmas Colors

Happy Friday everyone and thanks for visiting my blog!

Stamp Something is back from a mini thanksviging break and we have a new challenge for you.

Christmas Colors
This can be any colors you interpret as christmas colors.

I chose to go with green, red and sky blue. They are the colors in the pretty Designer Paper that I used and match my image perfectly.

I am so excited to share this card with you today because I got to use my brand new stamp from Craft UK. I saw this beautiful card by Natascha using this image and I had to find out who makes it. Turned out I coudn't find a seller in the US so I went looking in the UK. I got the whole stamp set (Santa's and Penguins is the name of the set) for about US$7 which also included shipping charges from an ebay seller in the UK. I can't tell you how excited I was that I won the auction!!

The image was so much fun to color!

It did take me quite some time though to put the card together, the image is pretty big so it was a little challenging to work with. I actually think this stamp would be perfect for a simple, maybe even a one-layer-card.

For my papers I used basic grey designer paper and stampin up card stock. Image has been colored with derwent coloursoft pencils and baby oil. I embellished with some punched out flowers using a retired Stampin Up punch (spring bouquet) and a Martha Stewart Punch (branch). I also added some silver cord (wish I had some gold cord instead), stickles in the colors stardust, gold and frosted lace. The flowers were sponged with white craft ink and the edges were sponged using soft sky ink. To finish it all off I did some machine sewing and distressed the edges.

Below is a closeup of the image.
I'd also like to enter my card to this week's Dutch Dare's challenge with the theme Christmas. Then Totally Papercrafts wants to see Christmas punches (I think the Martha Stewart branch punch would be that, right?)

I hope you'll join us this week at stamp something. Kut4U is back as our sponsor offering a fantastic prize to one lucky winner.


Stressed Stamper said...

What a fab santa - not seen this image before and love it..Thanks for joing in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah - Stressed Stamper x

Erin... said...

So cute!!!! I love this santa and all the sparkle is lovely!!!!

Lorraine A said...

I love this card Ellie ,, the image is just sooo cute and the papers and sparkle are fab ,,, gorgeous !! :-)

Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Ellie!! WOW!! This is just gorgeous!! I love the fun shimmer and sparkle and such a cute image!! HUGS