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Dec 19, 2008
BC78 - Hey Santa
Happy Winter! - If you are like most of the country you're probably buried under a ton of snow or ice and wishing hard for spring to arrive (I know I am)...Hopefully everyone is safe and warm.
Our Blogger's Challenge for today was Non-Traditional Christmas Colors for a Christmas card. Well I not only went with non-traditional colors but I decided to use stamps that were rather "non-traditional" as well.
I found this cute little set of stamps (Studio G) for only $1 and thought I'd use them for today's challenge.
I love the Elf Feet and the fact that's all the elf you see is just the feet. I went with my color scheme by using a piece of Designer Paper - (Doodlebug Design - Seabreeze Dotted Line).
My card base is Night of Navy, layered with Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss. I ran half the piece of Kiwi cs through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflake Embossing Folder. Then I embossed the snowflakes using a Versa Mark pad and Iridescent Ice EP for some sparkle. I layered the designer paper on the other half and added a piece of Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon.
My Elf feet were stamped with Palette Noir Black ink and watercolored with Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze Ink Pads. I couldn't resist adding just a touch of traditional color so I used some red on the bells and stockings with a Spice Red Glitter Pen. The sentiment (don't you just love it) was also stamped with the Palette Noir Black ink. Then I added 3 small mini brads (Queen and Co.) The panel was then added to a scalloped piece of Night of Navy cs (I used my Nestabilites Dies for the panels) and raised up with foam mounting tape. I added a bow of the Kiwi Satin to complete the card.
Be sure to check out the other great cards/projects by clicking on my Bloggers Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
This is a picture of our house yesterday after the HUGE dump of snow we got. I had to go out and dig the Polar Bears and Penguins out from under the snow in order for them to be seen.