My grandsons and me

My grandsons and me
Grandsons are wonderful


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

SNSSC10 Thursday August 2, 2012

While going through my emails of which most are stamping blogs, I came across a challenge from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The challenge was to make a card from a sketch they posted (if you are interested in the challenge, go to their blog) and also using their stamps.  Well since I am trying to figure out a Christmas card I decided to make christmas cards from the sketch.  I ended up with two cards but I am unsure which I should use for the challenge.  Well, the rules don't say that I can't enter more than one but I guess I like the ornament one best of the two.  Here is the card that I made using Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set #418.  This set is great because not only does it have Spellbinder Nestibilities Dies that can cut out the ornament images, but it comes with many, many sentiments for the holidays.

I decided to use a non-traditional color for christmas with the blue.  After stamping and cutting out the ornaments, I took my Sakura clear star pen and high lighted the ornaments and the sentiment.  I used dimensionals to pop up each ornament and silver wire to hang the ornaments from.  The card was easy and quick to make so it would be a real Christmas card contender for me.

I also created this second card from the sketch.  Actually it probably mirrors the sketch more than the first card.  I took  and made my card base from ivory card stock.  I then added a green mat.  I had some designer holiday paper that was double sided.  I turned the ornament side over and found a two-toned red circle paper so I cut two strips of designer paper and one red.  I also made 3 buttons with acrylic caps and the paper I used for the strips.  I then placed the strips on the green mat and the buttons at the bottom of each strip.  I used the same Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set 418 for the sentiment which I stamped on the ivory card stock in black and then backed it with red and mounted it on the bottom of the card. 

I like both cards.  I think they both turned out very well.  They were both easy to make and I completed them both quickly.  Since I sent out over 100 cards last year, I better get a move on. Decisions, decisions.

As a side note I have been told that some folks have not been able to "Join this Site"  If you are having difficuly drop me an email at and I will add your name to the contest.  I checked this out today and it is working so I would have to address each problem individually.  Remember, the contest ends Friday, August 3 at 8pm CST.  I may have said Thursday on one post but it is Friday. 

Until Friday have a wonderful Thursday.

                                                   Pam if you are interested in the stamps and or Nestibilities.