The menorah and sentiment (which conveniently fits perfectly inside Stampin' Up!'s Word Window punch) were embossed with gold EP onto Night of Navy cardstock matted in Brushed Gold. The background was embossed using the Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots EF and I used two ribbons to complete the card: a navy satin ribbon over the scalloped strip of Brushed Gold (ideally I would have preferred a navy velvet, but I only had royal blue which clashed), and a sheer navy ribbon at the top. There She Goes Clear Stamps is hosting 'The Mother of All Blog Hops' Mother's Day weekend - it is going to be a LOT of fun, showcasing tons of TSG's fantastic images, so make sure you click the link and check it out - I don't want you to miss out on the fun!! :)
My next two cards were both completed using Skipping Stones Design's Sketch 73 by Laurie Schmidlin:
In my first card I replaced the heart with a snowman from SSD's 'Sassy Snow' Set and created three snow drifts using pre-glittered white paper from DCWV (which doesn't show up well in the photo, but it is super sparkly in real life).
I substituted pom poms in for the buttons as a little snowball stockpile, and since this snowman's expression seemed to be saying 'Gimme a snowball!' I gave him one in his little mittened hand. The background is Marina Mist cardstock embossed using Cuttlebug's Snowflakes EF. (Holiday card count - 28, still behind, but catching up). This card also fulfills the requirements Charisma Cardz Challenge 16 - jokes & laughter due to the humorous sentiment.
My second card uses SSD's 'Grey Hares' set:
I usually stamp this cute bunny on grey cardstock since it matches several of the funny sentiments from this set, but today for a change of pace I decided I wanted a white bunny in front of that sunburst on background DP; all three different patterned papers on this card are all from The Blossoms & Butterflies mat stack by DCWV. I punched out some flowers using a triple flower punch from Stampin' Up! and Daffodil Delight, Marina mist, and Melon Mambo cardstock and gave them pearl centers. This card also fulfills the requirements of the following challenges as well:
- Paper Sundaes Challenge 66 - sundae bar: you must use at least two of the following toppings: sparkle (pre-glittered cardstock - check), pearls (check), die cuts (if the punched flowers count) and yellow (check),
- Creative Inspirations Challenge 108 - pets/animals,
- The Crazy Challenge 64 - use 3 different patterned papers (2 different ones to create the hills, one in the background), and
- Charisma Cards Challenge 16 - jokes & laughter due to the punny sentiment.
~Crafty Math Chick