I don't go about plugging products all over the place, because I'm not on a design team (yet - hopefully someday my dreams will come true!) but I have no qualms about this one. I signed up for their bi-monthly stamp club because I fell in love with their sketchy-looking stamp designs. I received this month's set in the mail yesterday and oohed over the beauts.
I decided to make a shaker card for the first time ever and I'm so pleased with how it turned out! I chose the sleigh from the Joyful set, inked it in black, and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers (love those things!). Then I masked the sleigh so I wouldn't get ink on it, masked the line where I wanted to snow to appear, and sponged over it with Broken China Distress Inks.
Next, I stamped some snowflakes around the edge and cut a piece of foam paper to the exact specs of my image. Since the foam will eventually be covered up with a frame, it doesn't really matter what color to choose. You can see that my snow line is very faint.
I sprinkled in some sequins - just enough to feel like snow, but not too much to cover the beautiful design of the sleigh. Over the top of everything, a piece of clear acetate was adhered to the foam frame.
One of the things I love about STAMPlorations stamp sets is that they have many sentiment builders, which are words that aren't joined together in a string but, rather, stand on their own. The Joyful set has a TON of Christmas-themed words you can use. I chose "Dashing through the snow and embossed in red sparkly powder.
Of course when the card stands up, you can't always see the pretty sequin "snow".
My card is inspired by the sketch from STAMPlorations challenge and the colors from Inspired By Stamping challenge.
Speaking of cool companies, I just won some stamps from Inspired by Stamping (and ordered a few extras because I just couldn't decide!) and I can't wait for them to come in the mail!! Inspired by Stamping has three challenges every month too! You have until Nov 15 to play over there and can use any product.
I'm also going to enter this into
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
Stamplorations Anything Goes challenge (you do have to use their products for this one only)
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