Stamptacular Sunday Challenge where we have a fabulous photo for you. All you need to do is create a card or project that uses the photo as your inspiration! The possibilities are endless.... Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!
I’m delighted to say that we are sponsored this week by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $20 Gift Certificate and also there is a choice of two digis from the wonderful Elisabeth Bell for our winner.
I made my first card using Elisabeth Bell's adorable Curly Locks Kiki doing some embroidery. I was aiming for the browns of the birds nests in the inspiration photo and the cream of the candles but I see my card looks more beigey in my post. It's coloured with Copics and Promarkers. The flowers on her apron and hairband are coloured in silver. Papers are Julieanne by K&Co which I mounted on silver mirror board. I glued a brown ribbon on a silver one for the little bow, added some Prima flowers and one of the crochet flowers my lovely Mum made for me topped with a brad and a gem. The leaves are a Martha Stewart branch punch. I added a bit of pink for "pop" and word processed my sentiment which is framed in part of a nestie punch. I was delighted with how this card turned out and I am entering it into the challenge over at Belles & Whistles which is "so Girly", Papertake Weekly for "anything goes", Crafts and Me - also "anything goes" and Stamp Something - "Digi"
For my very first Christmas card this year I made a second card using Letters to Santa also by Elisabeth Bell. This time I followed the sketch over at Sketch and Stash but instead of a circular central image, I made a window with my Cricut through which you can see this cutie posting her letter in her mail box. This image is also coloured with Copics and Promarkers and the DP is K&Co again mounted on mirror card. This time I glued a silver ribbon on a green ribbon to tie in with the red and green accents on the image but I did try to stick to the colour scheme. I also embossed some chandeliers on the top section of my card in keeping with the candle theme. The image and the embossing folder are the only knew items to be used on my card everything else is from stash. I have used two Marianne Die snowflakes and a MS snowflake for embellishments. My sentiment is by Fiskars and the little snow flake stamping is from the same set.
In addition to S&S I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell's World - "Christmas in July (or August now of course)"
Paperplay - "Christmas in August"