Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It's the most wonderful time of the year...With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"...It's the most wonderful time of the year.
And to celebrate Guylou's Inimitability is having a Christmas Card Challenge...and you could be the one receiving the gift! To enter all you have to do is  enter any newly made Christmas cards or projects, but in order to qualify to win, you will need to use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp. If you don’t have any GI images, you can visit Guylou's Inimitability Store or you can have a look for a freebie in her group on Crafters Digital Art Center!

The winner will be awarded a digistamp of her choice from Guylou's Inimitability Store and will also be invited to be a Guest Designer on an upcoming challenge and will get another GI digistamp to make a card or project along the DT. Now who wouldn't want that? So go on over and check things have nothing to loose and the possibility of something to win!

So to give you an idea of one of her marvelous stamps, this is the image and card that I am entering into the challenge. Her name is Louise with a candycane and she is just the most wondeful image. Makes you think of cold winter days as soon as you see her! You can find her in Guylou's store here . I decided that she really needed something a little different. So I went with a Double slider card. I found the directions for this style of card on the Stampin Up site. When you first look at it, it looks like any other card....

But instead of opening this card up like a regular card, it has a double slider!

The red cardstock is from SU and is called Cherry Cobbler. The designer paper is by Momenta and I got it at Zellers. I used Cuttlebugs Vintage dies for the corners and I used a candycane stamp from a Michael's set, and stamped it with Versa mark on the base of the card. Stickles have become my new best friend and I used my Star Dust stickles on the trim of her hat, sleeves, boots, collar and pompoms hanging from her jacket. She is colored using SU water colors. The candy cane is colored with atyouSpica glitter pen from Michaels, as well as her mittens and the ties for her pompoms. I sponged around Louise with my Cherry Cobbler ink pad. The first slider is stamped with a Santa's hat, with SU basic black ink,  from a kit I got from Micheal's and then is sponged around the edges with Cherry Cobbler. The Merry Christmas stamp is from the SU Cardinal Christmas set. On the back slider I used the candycane stamp again, but this time I used Cherry Cobbler for the ink, and stamped the whole page with it. And I did the edges of it with the Cherry Cobbler ink pad.


PresentStorm said...

What a super cool card Char! That would make an awesome gift card holder too.. like the gift card could go on the small slider and the inside message on the larger one. This is so cute and creative!~ I LOVE the stamped candy canes on the red.. awesome job

Guylou said...

This is soooo creative!! The card is beautiful and I just love that swirly border!!! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

Sara I. said...

Simply fabulous!! Really love that background paper with the candy canes - and her jacket is done perfectly!!! Your framing really brings attention to detail and the double slider is like nothing I've ever seen before!

Kim Kelley said...

Oh Char. I love it. I love how different it is. And your coloring is gorgeous! Simply marvelous Dahhhhling!

Brenda said...

Wow, how creative is that!!! What an awesome job you did on the card challenge. I love all the many details to it. The frame, the slider, the papers, love it all!!! Thanks for playing along!

Trina said...

Thanks for jumping in the challenge! I love all the sparkle on this card, and your coloring looks amazing! The stamps you used for the slider pieces really make your card unique!

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