If you have been following my blog at all, you know I have been busy catching up on the 2016 challenges at The Paper Players. But the other half of my stamping goal is to complete all of the 2016 Featured Stamper challenges at Splitcoaststampers. Honestly, before this past Sunday, I had only done 15 so far! Yikes! I probably won't be able to catch up,, but I'll see what I can do.
I decided to make a Christmas card each of these challenges, since I still need a lot of Christmas cards. A few will be worth duplicating later on to help build up my stash. I completed the four most recent Featured Stampers, along with the three oldest challenges that I had skipped. Busy busy! Here we go...
this card. I kept the lost lagoon, even embossing it with the World Traveler folder. I added a strip of All is Calm dsp. The base and circle are brushed silver. The sentiment is from "Greetings of the Season," stamped in pear pizzazz on a decorative label. The image is from "Miracle of Christmas," stamped in lost lagoon. The ribbon is from a gift I received a while back, because I always reuse my ribbons!
Last week featured another stamper I often see around VSN, Shannon, aka scrapaholic007. I chose this Christmas card to CASE. I used the thick whisper white for the base and image panel. Using SU's "Work of Art," I stamped the background in sahara sand, marina mist, night of navy, rich razzleberry, and crushed curry. The image is from "Come to Bethlehem," in tuxedo black...except the star, which was inked with versamark and heat embossed in silver. I added a rhinestone for extra sparkle. The greeting is from the same set, stamped in midnight muse.
this card on the day Jan, aka Precious Kitty, was featured, and knew I wanted to CASE it. I had to look quite a while to find this Sizzix die from SU, which I bought just before it retired. I had not used it yet, but I plan on making a dozen of these! I printed sheet music for "Joy to the World" on very vanilla card stock, and sponged the edges with crumb cake ink. The card base is always artichoke, and the dsp is "Deck the Halls" from SU, slightly distressed. The sentiment is from "Greetings of the Season" stamped in cherry cobbler and punched with a scallop circle. Scrunched artichoke seam binding finishes it off.
Next, I chose THIS card from MommaPatti's gallery. I kept a similar color scheme, featured pine trees, a bit of sparkle, and the same sentiment from "The Sounding Joy." (Mine is stamped on vellum and embossed in silver. My base is pool party. The dsp is retired from a Valentine pack. I used label framelits to cut out a piece of blushing bride and very vanilla. The bb is embossed with Divine Swirls folder. I stamped trees from "Lovely as a Tree" colored with creamy caramel and sage shadow. I added a bit of dazzling diamonds, which is hard to see, and pleated satin ribbon.
Here is a card CASE'd from Kathy, aka MochaFrap's gallery. I chose this card. My dp is from an old stash of Creative Memories paper from my scrapbooking days. The sentiment is from "Greetings of the Season," stamped in cherry cobbler on very vanilla, matted on always artichoke. The flowers are made from the 5-petal stamped and a tiny circle stamp, using riding hood red, al;ways artichoke, and crushed curry. Seam binding wraps it up.
Now, a card for a challenge posted in January! I chose this card from Michele's (aka Whimsey) gallery. The image and greeting afe both from Our Daily Bread Designs "Blessed Christmas." I colored the image with markers, stamped on watercolor paper, and spritzed with water. After cutting it out with the label framelit, I sponged with crumb cake ink. The card base is early espresso, dsp is "Deck the Halls," and accessories are enamel dots, satin ribbon, and crochet trim.
Finally, here is another card, this time featuring Minnur's gallery, CASE-ing this project. I kept the tree theme, again using "Lovely as a Tree." I used always artichoke, very vanilla, chocolate chip, and cherry cobbler card stock. My accessories are the SU wood grain embossing folder and non-SU enamel dots. Another "Greetings of the Season" is featured in this simple design. I almost forgot...I also added some dazzling details. A bit less messy than the dazzling diamonds!
Of course, I still have a lot to do in a short time. Stay tuned to see how many challenges I complete!