Friday, December 9, 2011

Stampin' Up Dasher - a nice and simple Christmas card

Hi blogging friends,

From Millan.Net

When I saw that the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple CAS147 Challenge this week was "Twine", I just had to play along - I love twine and it is one of my favourite things to pop on a Christmas card.

My card is very simple as I didn't do any colouring with my pencils.  I stamped my favourite SU stamp "Dasher" with Colorbox Sapphire Silk pigment ink, poured on some Satin Pearl embossing powder and heat-set it with my heat-gun.  I added a tiny red rhinestone to his nose so of course, now Dasher has become Rudolph.

The snowflakes dry embossing was made with a folder from the Cuttlebug Winter Borders set.  I added a Scor-Pal line above and below the embossing to hide the folder marks that I always seem to get.  There is also a Scor-Pal line underneath the twine.

I used my Scalloped Scallops border punch to punch some light teal Bazzill Bling cardstock (I don't actually know the colour name - that's just what I call it!) plus some white cardstock and attached them to the bottom of the card.

I diecut some snowflakes using my Cuttlebug and Snowflake #2 die set, attached some ice blue rhinestones and glued the snowflakes to the card except that I didn't glue the tips of the snowflakes down so I could bend them up and give them a bit of dimension.

Lastly, I wound the twine around the card twice and tied a bow.


Splitcoaststampers - Clean and Simple Cards - CAS147 - Twine

ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for Yippee - Anything Christmassey goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampin' Up Dasher

Ink:  Colorbox Sapphire Silk pigment

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Winter Borders embossing folder, Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 die, Kaiser Ice Blue rhinestones, Basic Grey red rhinestone, heat-gun, Satin Pearl embossing powder, Scor-Pal, Twine - Maraschino - The Twinery, Cardstock:  white, Bazzill Bling light teal

Punches:  EK Success Scalloped Scallops border


Jackie said...

What a beautiful, classy card :o)
Jackie xx

jimlynn said...

VERY pretty! Really like that embossed border too. A beautiful card.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Its so pretty. LOve this.


silkeshimazu said...

This is so pretty! I love how you turned Dasher into Rudolph, very clever.

Heidi said...

Stunning! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Jobear you are getting your moneys worth out of the reindeer card, have yet to use the twine which I have bought (shame!) and you love turquoise like I love turquoise - and really love the scalloped scallop punch - but not going to do any more than like it! been bad enough already! love Shaz in oz.x

jenny said...

Another stunning card using Dasher.....I will have to add this to my wish list :)
Love the CAS look x

Jenny xx

Katina said...

So elegant Jo. Lovely!

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