Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Mashup! Sugar and Spice...

Hello Stamping Friends!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I am officialy in "panic mode" for Christmas cards! This week's Friday Mashup gives me a chance to design something that will be fun and easy to duplicate. Lesley has a fun challenge for this week's challenge...
  1. Make a project with a Christmas theme
  2. Make a project using aqua, chocolate, and white
  3. Or Mash it Up and make a project with a Christmas theme using aqua, chocolate and white
In terms of the colors, I chose Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White. I started with a chocolate chip card base, and added a strip of tempting turquoise. I added a whisper white panel, embossed with the tulip frame impressions folder in my Big Shot. I stamped the sentiment from God's Blessings, and the ornaments from Tags 'til Christmas. Next, I used my marker to add lines to those ornaments. Then I used my favorite Baby Jesus stamp from the retired Miracle of Christmas set, punched out with my ornament punch, sponged the edges, and popped up in the center. I sponged the edge of the white layer, and embellished with 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and basic jewel pearls colored with my marker.

I never would have considered this color scheme for Christmas...but it was a fun challenge! I should be able to do manyy more quickly after Thanksgiving vacation. I should see my mailing list!!

Hope you join us this week at the Friday Mashup! Check out the blog for some yummy inspiration pieces...then link up your creations! Can't wait to see them!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. I am always looking for something to do with this ornament stamp and punch. I really like the idea of punching out an image that isn't one of the ornaments. Very cool...

  2. Hi Kim, This is a fabulous way of stepping outside the box. Love the way you've put this card together.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. I never seem to be able to come up with ideas for my ornament stamps. What a great idea to hang and overlap them like that! Very fun card, Kim!

  4. Very nice, love the the overlapped ornaments.

  5. LOVE the focal image in the ornament!

  6. These colors came out great together.. I really like how you used the Ornament punch with the stamp set.. This is a great Christmas card.

  7. Such a lovely card Kim! I adore the ornaments.