I seem to be challenging myself for the past couple of months to make a card that will fit as many Splitcoaststamper challenges as possible. After looking over the challenge possibilities, I was actually able to meet seven challenges. YES! I did say seven. I am thrilled that I am getting Christmas cards done as well.
I did have in mind to use more of my leftover re-cycled gift wrap; therefore, my first thought was to check out the Inspiration Challenge to see if anything jumped out at me to give me ideas to start with. I found a cute little wool Toolies' sheep (see picture in The Story below) that reminded me of a specific re-cycled paper waiting to be used. His little orange nose gave me the idea to use a snowman with an orange carrot nose, incorporating the Toolies' colors in my snowman's top hat, scarf, and boots, along with the recycled gift paper, which were a perfect match! I am really thrilled with the way this card turned out, and I plan to make several somewhat similar for other Christmas cards I need for family and friends. Take a peek below at my finished card.
Ingredients: Papers: Stampin' Up cs--Pacific Point, Whisper White. Express It Blending Cardstock (use with Copic Markers). DCWV White and Silver Glitter paper. Stash--Recycled Silver & Dot gift wrap. Stamps--SU: Snow Much Fun (retired). Ink: Memento--Tuxedo Black. Dies: Memory Box: Snow Burst. Punch: Recollections Mini Snowflake. Embossing Powder: SU: Iridescent (retired). Stash ribbons: 1-1/2" White Mesh; 1/2" Satin Snowflake. Copic Markers. Computer sentiment.