Hi there! I'm back with a second post today...which is a very rare occurrence these days.
I am super excited to share that I was asked to be a Guest Designer this week over at A La Card Monkey. The lovely gals on the team selected me as a "Monkey Princess" here on THIS post from November 4th . This week, the challenge is Anything Goes (any theme or event), using the following sketch:
When I saw this week's color combo at Just Add Ink, I was instantly smitten. Any color combo with Melon Mambo in it always grabs my attention. Melon Mambo is my favorite! *grin*
With the sketch and the colors, I knew exactly which stamp set was going to see some ink for the very first time: Gift Givers. How stinkin' CUTE is this little lady? This stamp is the main reason I bought the set. She's just so sweet hanging out in the snow to say hello. :)There is a lot of dimension in the card, that it tough to see in the main image. All the layers are popped up using Stamping Dimensionals. I also added the Snow Burst Embossing folder to the background, then sponged on some Frost White Shimmer Paint, to give it that "wintry-vibe". I also embossed the Melon Mambo layer, as the polka dots sort of mimicked the snow in the stamped image. Basic Pearls look a little bit like snowballs, so they made the cut, too. I colored one tiny pearl with a marker to adorn the little cutie's cap. Dazzling Details were added to the snowflakes and the "ground" on the stamped image for some added sparkle. Sparkle is cool!
Finally, here is a shot of the inside of the card:
I'm also adding this one to Shirley's Christmas Blog Hop.
Yes, that's THE same Shirley from the A La Card Monkey team!
Check it out and join in the fun!
Thanks so much for visiting! Enjoy your day today!
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Gift Givers (Holiday Mini catty), Petite Pairs (inside) and Season of Friendship (snowflake, inside)
Paper: Certainly Celery patterned DSP, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Melon Mambo and Basic Black Classic ink
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Scallop Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, 1" Circle punch and 1- 1/4" Circle punch
Accessories: Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Snow Burst Embossing folder, White Frost Shimmer paint, Stamping Sponges, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery and Pool Party Stampin' Write Markers, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals