Friday, November 6, 2009

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #SSC124

Howdy stampers! It's that time again - Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch Challenge! Just look at this fabulous sketch - it's super easy to work with - won't you play along with us this week? We love to see your creations! You know, if you didn't play along last week you missed out on some Blog Candy! Yep, you missed it! But you never know when we'll do random Blog Candy again, so go get busy and start stamping! :)

Now is the time for me to admit that I've been hoarding this gorgeous velvet flocked paper from the Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Pack. So to get over my momentary hoarding disease I cut a big piece of it to layer on the WHOLE card front of this project! Aren't you proud of me? Baby steps, right?!
The card starts with a folded base of Whisper White cardstock in the standard card size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The designer paper layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4". If you look really close, you can see some sparkle on the velvet flocking. I took my Versamark ink pad and rubbed it over the flocking areas and then heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. It's so sparkly in real life!

Next, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with one of the SU! texture folders whose name escapes me now, and then I cut two strips for that layer on the sketch. They are mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card front.
The next layer is another piece of Christmas Cocoa DSP (be still my heart!) that I used to mat the main image which is also stamped on Whisper White cardstock.

As you can see, I used Dasher - isn't he a great stamp?! And this time, I stamped him in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and heat embossed him with more Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Once I mounted him on the dsp, I added a Rhinestone Fire Square Brad for accent and the whole piece was mounted on the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The final touch for the front was the greeting which I stamped from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto more Whisper White and shaped into a banner and mounted it with dimensional pieces. I love this look for the greeting!

The inside was stamped as well using Real Red ink and the greeting from Snow Swirled. For the little design, I inked up Dasher's antlers and just added it to the lower left corner. Easy-peasy!

That's it for this week! Now that you've checked out the details of my project, be sure to check out the other operators cards too! They are some rockin' stampers and I'm sure they have a card that will inspire you!
Then get out your stamps and get stampin'! Don't forget to upload your creation to the Stamping 411 blog before Thursday morning - you might just get picked for the showcase!
Have a great weekend - I'll see you on Monday!


  1. WOW-ZERS!!! I LOVE that card!!! did I miss that paper in the mini?
    Robin, your cards always amaze me. Keep 'em coming girlie!!!

  2. OMG!!! I have to case this for a camp....I have everything to do it. thanks for the great idea.

  3. Robin... I'm thrilled that you saved your flock paper for this card - its GORJUSS! I love Dasher - and you really showed him to best advantage. The textures on this card are fabulous.
    thanks for sharing

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card! I've been hoarding that flocked paper, too, but it is too awesome NOT to use!

  5. beautiful, beautiful job, Robin -- love everything about it. And that square rhinestone brad is just the right finishing touch! Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Gretchen

  6. What a beautiful card! The paper is fantastic, I can see why you were hoarding it. It looks fantastic on this card though, nice job!

  7. Robin I love this card!!! Dasher is so cute and everytime I see that DSP I just want to touch it. What a great creation and I love that you used Dasher's antlers for the inside decoration. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I am with Connie on this one and am hoarding this flocked paper too!!! I just can't bring myself to cut it up yet!! AND I love your card and always love seeing the inside of your cards too!! Great job woman!!

  9. Love how you put the sparkle on the flocked paper. Okay, another I gotta try. Thanks for the idea.


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