Monday, November 5, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Christmas

 This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are creating Christmas cards.
 I usually make religious cards to send out, but I have a few friends who they are not appropriate for.... This fun image is a new release from Sweet Stamps. Growing up in a big family, we had our share of snowball fights- Oh...memories!
 The image is colored in Copics and Creative Inspirations Paint. The sentiment is also colored with Copics and has Liquid Applique added to the splat 'O' with Creative Inspirations Paint stirred into it. The Candi Brads are also painted with CI paint. I used a sponging tool that has an open pattern with the Blue Ice CI paint and added shimmer to the image panel. A little more shimmer was added with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen- love this pen- on the snowball and on the girls trim and snowman's scarf.
I want to show you what you can do if your dies you want to use are too big for your image......  The next smallest die was just too small.....

      So, I line up the top and the sides and cut this out....... (above).

 Next, figure out where you want the bottom to cut out, and place the cardstock in the die where you want it. Now, flip the die and image over and make sure the edges are lined up inside the lines/ridges of the die. Use double sided-removable tape to hold your cardstock just where you want it.


Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Jada's Snowflakes set- image and sentiment HERE
Distress Ink for embossing HERE
Black embossing powder HERE
Copic Markers (Teals, Tea Rose, Orange for nose, Browns for arms, Gray for shadowing and buttons) HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint (Blue Ice and Sea Foam) HERE
Cheery Lynn Coved Rectangle Die Set  HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Candi Brads HERE
Coordinations cardstock  (Classy Reds-Scarlet) HERE
Gelly Roll Stardust Glitter gel pen (snowflake) HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Pink Elephant- use your favorite coloring medium ( Copics + CI paint)
Pile it on- Make it Sparkle : )
Quirky Crafts- Layers and Snow
Sentimental Sundays- Dimension
Crafty Calender- Wrap Up Warm for Winter- optional- use Twine

Thanks for stopping by!


Penny said...

Very cute card, Shelly! Love the image and all the special effects you added to it--very fun sentiment, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun card Shelly - love all the glitter you have incorporated.

Anne Temple said...

Cute card and I love the way you did the sentiment. Great cutting tip too.

jimlynn said...

Thanks for the tip on how cut the dies smaller! CUTE card too. Love the image and just know it shines. The paint of the brads are super!

Margaret said...

Very adorable image and great coloring. Cute card layout and thanks for that tutorial.

jonim52 said...

Love your card, that snowman is so adorable.

Donna said...

Shelly, this is adorable. I just love the image. Your coloring and embellishments are perfect. Thanks for the tips with the die. Great idea! Have a great week!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Beautiful winter card and adore the image! By the way, I floated over from Make It Monday :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Darlene said...

What a cute creation Shelly and what a fabulous idea ... thanks for sharing that little tidbit ... I'll certainly keep it in mind! Have a fabulous week!

Melissa S. said...

Very sweet and shiney card. thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

Terry said...

You really can color beautifully! Fabulous and cute winter scene! Have a great evening!

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Shelly I love your card and the new image!! Very clever with the Coved Rectangle!! Lots of sparkle reminding us of a real snowball fight!! Pretty!

mapowska said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I checked your number on MIM and came to have a closer look on your card :)
This pinguin is so sweet. Thanks for the tutorial :)

Unknown said...

Shelly you really did an awesome job with this new stamp!!!!! The colors are just gorgeous!!!!! Love the technique you used!!!! Wow amazing work!!!!! I love it!!!!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a great little mini tutorial! Never thought of that, tfs!! Beautiful card, love how you colored Jada!!! Such a fun stamp!

Stacey Schafer said...

cute snowman! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

Art By Wanda said...

An adorable card!!!

CarlaKH said...

How cute is this! And thanks for the tip!

Lorianna said...

So beautiful,
I love the image and the colours.
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On “Make it Sparkle Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!
Lorianna PIO DT

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful coloring on the Jada's snowflake stamp set. Love your design with the twine holding the sentiment. Love the vintage look.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Great die cutting tip! Great card!

Caro said...

What a cute Christmas card and I love all those layers. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Unknown said...

What a stunning card. So lovely design. I like the colors and love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.