Saturday, December 3, 2011

Haul out the Holly for Our Creative Corner

Happy Saturday to you! After a long week of battling a horrible cold, I'm finally back...just in time for the new challenge over at Our Creative Corner. This week, Wendy Janson is our hostess and she is challenging us to the folowing challenge: 
"Haul out the Holly"...It's time to Decorate! Challenge  
The challenge this week is to take this very basic sketch, 
use it, and "decorate" it!
This weekend my husband and I are decorating our home for the Christmas season and I am really in the festive spirit! For my card, I decided to break out my beloved Dasher stamp...although he is disguised as "Rudolph" on this card. I heat embossed him using Pewter Embossing Powder. Then, I layered him on a larger circle, dressed up with Silver Glass glitter. When do I ever skimp on the sparkles? All of the Soft Suede edges are sponged with ink in the same color, to add some extra shading. 
I used the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP (ret.), because the paper itself has a soft shimmer to it. To finish it off, I added a snowflake embossing folder, some trim using red Glimmer Paper and Real Red Satin Ribbon. All the layers are popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals. I left the sentiment off the front of the card, because I thought it was fairly evident that this was a Christmas card. ;)

Here is the dressed up inside of the card, using a sentiment from the Contempo Christmas stamp set: 
Thanks for visiting today! Please stop by the Our Creative Corner site and see what the rest of the Design Team have done with the sketch this week. We sure hope you will join us and play along. We can't wait to see how YOU "decorate" this sketch for the holidays! 

Have a very HAPPY day! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Dasher and Contempo Christmas
Paper: Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP (ret.), Red Glimmer paper, Real Red, Soft Suede and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Versa-Mark and Soft Suede Classic ink
Accessories: Scallop Border punch, Pewter Embossing Powder, Silver Glass Glitter, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stamping Sponges and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: oval and scalloped oval die cuts, snowflake embossing folder


  1. Gorgeous, AM! I love all that glitter; I have yet to break open my jar of it. Soft Suede definitely works great with the red; I'll have to remember that as I have issues with that color! Hugs!

  2. You've used my all time favorite SU image! I love Dasher and you've dressed him up just perfect! Gorgeous card.
    Glad you're feeling better!

  3. Gorgeous! I don't know why I don't use that glitter, either....a little daunting, I think! I hope I can play along! I just love Dasher, he's so handsome here! That pewter EP is lovely!

  4. This is stunning AM, love how you decorated this sketch with the chunky glass glitter, it is SO pretty!

  5. Anne Marie! This is a stunner! I think you come back from a cold better than ever - I love the sparkles and the DSP is fantastic with Dasher, er um, Rudolph. The glitter and bow are just divine!

    Ms. Lexi sends happy hellos to Emmitt - she was just groomed yesterday and looks so pretty for the holidays.

  6. Oh all that glitz and glimmer is fabulous! This is gorgeous!

  7. Gorgeous card Anne Marie! Love the elegant reindeer and the sparkly trim!

  8. Super gorgeous Anne Marie!!! I love that you turned him into Rudolph with the red nose!!! :)

    Hope you are having fun decorating!!!


  9. Beautiful! Love your reindeer with his bright red nose and all those beautiful papers you've layered behind him. Such a fun and festive card!

  10. Love the colour combo, love the image, love the red nose, love the layers ... heck, I guess I'm pretty impressed with the entire card!

  11. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, Anne!! One of my favorite cards from you... The silver glittery wreath around the reindeer... wow. Stunning!

  12. Fabulous card Anne Marie! I love the circle of glitter.

    xo, Marian

  13. LOVE this color combo together! You definitely 'decorated' this sketch and your card is fab-u-lous!! So glad you are feeling better!

  14. I love the Dasher stamp so much! You did a wonderful job with the colours and the layering! I may have to case this one!

  15. super cute Anne, love that stamp and all the glitter!!!

  16. I'm glad you are feeling better. Your card is gorgeous. I love these color. The texture is gorgeous.


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Anne Marie