Monday, January 10, 2011

Featured Stamper Christmas

Hi, I'm back again with another card made for the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast.  Featured Stamper 304 is my friend, Marisa Ritzen, aka whiterockmama on SCS, and I did two cards in honor of her.  This post of mine earlier today was made into a Valentine, but this one is a Christmas card based on Marisa's card here

This was one of those cards that takes on a life of its own.  Once I punched out my snowmen, I thought they seemed a bit bare.  So I hand-drew lines in red around each square.  And once they were matted on pink cardstock and attached to the white piece, the squares looked bare once again.  Since they were already secured down tight, I used a black marker to edge around each square and create a faux-mat.  But then, the ink smeared a little, which prompted me to cover the white piece in glitter.  Ugh!! 

One happy note:  I got to use my new String Lace border punch once again, which I got as a set at Michael's after-Christmas sale (corner and border punches) for $9.99!  Whoo hoo!

I am entering this at Flourishes' FLLCJAN11 challenge, using a red/pink /white color combination. 

My debut at The Play Date Cafe is on Thursday this week, so be sure to pop by there and see what the new design team has cooked up for you!

Thanks for joining me again today! 


Stamps:  Wishing You Cheer (SU),  Time to Chill by Mark's Finest Papers (sentiment)
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Versamark, Stazon Black
Punches:  1 1/4" and 1 3/8" squares, String Lace border by Martha Stewart, large oval
Other:  SU markers, ruler, very old glitter that has no name on it, white embossing powder, heat tool, bit of Riding Hood Red ribbon from a scrap bag


~Tammy~ said...

What a fun little snowman card! I love the border punch!

Marisa said...

$9.99!!! Now THAT is a deal!! I'm jealous LOL! Love how the border adds so much to the card. Your snowman image is darling and I love all the sparkle! Thanks for not only one card but two - happy hug :)

Emily Keaton said...

I'm jealous of that sale price on the PATP set--now *that's* a deal!!! Yay for you!! And that is such a pretty punch set. I know how you feel about the adding and adding of elements on a card. That happens to me sometimes, too. Your method for covering up the smear was perfect!! I never would have known if you hadn't mentioned it. And, hey, I recognize that sentiment!! ;) What a cute second card to honor Marisa!!

ChristineCreations said...

Cutie patootie snow men Colleen! Love that border punch and the fun snow :)

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet Colleen. I love the border punch bargain you used.. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

Benzi said...

This is ME! I love those snowmen and this wonderful sketch. Good deal on the punch!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable card! I love the border punch...what a bargain!

Bonnie said...

What a delightful card! I love the glittery strip! It looks like snow and snow is not out of place here! Great save!

Leslie Miller said...

Love this design! Great choice! Very cute, and love all that fabulous sparkle! Glad you could join the challenge again this month!

Andrea Ewen said...

I got that same MS punch on sale, too! Great minds think alike... :)
Love the snowman card and I love the glitter...sometimes we have happy accidents...this was one of those!

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