Sunday, December 6, 2009
Today I am posting two cards I made for Challenges on StampTV. I had a hard time taking a good picture of this card. I posted it yesterday on StampTV, but decided since we have a tiny bit of sun today took a new picture. It does look better with less shadows. I wanted to exchange it with the one posted on STV but already had lots of comments so decided not to change the picture.
Jennie Harper is the new STV hostess for the Sketch Challenges. I love this sketch and wanted to submit a card. The stamp set used is "Winter Friends" available from GKD. The gifts were silver embossed on white and cut out. Two different Cuttlebug embossing folders were used for texture on the white backgrounds. Silver cs was added behind the two larger embossed pieces and a silver ribbon added under the design which was cut out with Nestabilities. The greeting is from Gina's "Holiday Greetings". Two silver brads were added to complete the Sketch Challenge.
Another STV challenge this week is hosted by Carolina. She is the hostesses for the "Anything But a Card Challenge: Treat Holder. I like to make some type of special treat for my grandkid's Christmas packages. They all love York Pepperment Mints. I got this idea from Tracy's Inky Doodles blog and put my own "spin" on it. I had so much fun working on this project.
I used Melanie's Hip To Be Square stamp set available from Gina K Designs. This set contains all the stamps needed for this cute snowman. The white circles were stamped and punched out. Using a sponge dauber, I added a little blue around the edges of each one. The face was stamped on one of the circles. The hat was stamped and cut out then glued onto the head. A piece of ScorTape was added on the hat so I could sprinkle on red glitter. Nestabilities were used to cut out six red and six green scalloped. The front and back of each candy piece is decorated. The red and green pieces were glued together along with one of the pieces of the snowman. Small, flat backed, pearls were added for buttons. A piece of Gina's Christmas ribbon was tied and added for a scarf. Each piece was added to a small York Peppermint pattie with ScorTape. Starting with the bottom of the snowman, each piece was pushed down into a Wilton Pretzel bag, which was purchased from Michael's Craft Store.
The topper is a piece of white card stock stamped with the greeting from "Winter Friends". Isn't this perfect for this project! A scalloped punch was used along the bottom edge and small red and green rhinestones added in each scallop. A bow made with another piece of Gina's ribbon was added on the top. The bag was stapled closed and the topper added with ScorTape.
If you haven't checked them out, be sure to go to StampTV to participate in all the fun challenges. You will also find my Inspirational Challenge there.