Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Creative Card Crew: 'Tis the Season

Good morning! It's time for another challenge from Creative Card Crew; this fortnight our challenge is "'Tis the Season" and our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.

I happened to come across this cute Stampendous set that I bought awhile ago...I had forgotten about it, because it was purchased way before the holidays. Anyway, I am happy to have found it...I think the little elf is adorable! I love her child-like exuberance!

The image is colored with pencils and accented it with glitter. I decided on a bright color scheme...I love the pink/red combo! For embellishing, I paper pierced, added some brads, and finished it off with some ribbon. I used Jen del Muro's December Sketch for You to Try.

I must confess this is "version 2". As I was uploading the photos of my card, I decided I didn't like the proportions of the image panel.... So back to the craft table I went! I stamped, colored, and mounted a new image panel and took off the original image panel (it came off in 1 piece, so I will be able to use it for another card). "Version 1" was not mounted on colored CS; the image was diecut only...it seemed to get lost on the card. I really like this version better...the only thing I would change is the position of the knot on the ribbon...I would center it perhaps. Just wondering if any of you ever do any "card surgery"? LOL

Image: Stampendous
Paper: SU! Melon Mambo, PTI Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellies: Doodlebug Glitter (Turquoise), Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in "Angel Dust", Spare Parts Brads, Wright's Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Crafter's Workshop Circular Template, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you'll head over to the Creative Card Crew blog to check out what the rest of the the DT has created to get you inspired. The theme is easy-peasy, so we'd love to see you play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!



Berry said...

This is so cute Angela I love the colours you have used hugs rebekah xx

Jan said...

Gorgeous card Angela xx Jan

Jessica G. said...

Cute, cute card! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who 'loses' stamp sets, but you have definitely redeemed yourself with this adorable combo of fun DPs and accents. Awesome coloring, too!!

Ani said...

Your card is lovely!
Hugs, Ani

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card. Love that little elf, he is a cutie. Beautiful coloring and designer papers.

Chris said...

such a fun card!!

Kathy said...

Oh wow, more bright colors, love it! This little elf made me laugh, she is so cute. The layout looks great here, I think it fits her so well. I do know what you mean, I take cards apart all the time to try to add layers or redo something.

Larissa said...

A very fun card. The image is adorable.