Hello there, stamping friends! Can you hear that sound? It sounds a wee bit like...SLEIGH BELLS...in July! This week at the Paper Players, the always fabulous Ann Schach is our hostess and we are cooling things down with a "Christmas in July" theme challenge. Please join us! It is never TOO early to get a start on those holiday cards!
My card is an interesting story. First of all, I created it almost completely with one hand, which was a feat in and of itself. (See the end of the post for the pitiful photo of my right hand!) Next, I don't have any new SU! holiday stamp sets, so I was feeling a bit unmotivated. Third, I live in South Texas. It is HOT here, so creating holiday cards feels out of sorts right now. But after I got going, with some holiday tunes blasting on Pandora, I got in the groove pretty quickly. I wanted to try something different (as I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do any intricate stamping with the pain meds) and decided to cut out some little trees out of card stock and built my card around that.
I wanted a simple color palette, so I opened up the Modern Medley DSP that has been sitting in my craft room, waiting for some attention. I'm kind of a weirdo about red and green Christmas cards but in this case I kept it to a simple pop of red because I thought it was fun. Turns out, my injured hand can do one thing...hold paper while I distress ink around the edges of the card layers. So I went with it. The bow was honestly the most challenging part of the card. I confess...I did have to ask my husband for help with that. He rocks! All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post.
Please join us over at the Paper Players this week. The challenge is open through Friday, July 12th, 2013 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing for some early holiday cheer. I love my fellow Paper Players gals, they are truly the best!
The Paper Players Design Team
Well, before I sign off I thought I would share that photo. Have you ever tried to create a project using ONE hand? It is pretty challenging. Hence, the reason I limited my stamping on this card. Thank goodness I am left-handed, so it wasn't as bad as it could be. I will spare you the details but I have to have my hand in this contraption until further notice. It's ok, it actually feels better IN the splint. If I have to have it on longer then a week, it WILL be decorated in sparkly bling. Becuse everything is better with bling! :)
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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Soft Suede and Always Artichoke Classic ink
Punches: 1- 3/8" Square Punch and Scallop Border Punch
Accessories: Starburst Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Regals Candy Dots, Sponge Daubers, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU Accessories: circle and scallop circle die cuts