Welcome back! Today’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge Sketch said “Merry Christmas” to me… LOL, then just about any sketch can scream Merry Christmas to me! Today’s card was created with the help of two mini catalog stamp sets: Joyous Celebrations from page 7, and the Christmas Wishes hostess stamp set from page 39 along with the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper Pack (page 10) and complimentary card stock colors. Santa Claus in a hot air balloon… what’s not to like? The image was stamped using a newer cherry cobbler firm foam ink pad… which, btw needs to be re-inked soon! So glad I purchase re-inkers with all my stamp pads!! They come in handy to re-ink both pads and markers, but are also quite useful for a variety of ink techniques! One of my favorite re-inker techniques is the Shimmer Your Ink Pads Technique which combines re-inkers and champagne shimmer paint for a phenomenally sparkly effect! Joy with a little bling and ribbon…it’s turned sideways so that I didn’t have to share a HUGE photo. LOL, when you see the challenge sketch, you’ll see why I added the bling-ed ribbon next to the stamped and punched joy image. Along the bottom edge, a scrap of designer series paper was added along with rhinestones for more bling. The rhinestones were colored using a standard household sharpie marker, and then lifted with the tips of my snips to place perfectly on the dsp intersecting printed lines. Today’s sketch also features a lovely single loop bow and brads or punches. Won’t you play along with the design team? I really like this sketch and just may have to make another card using it this week!
To play along with the design team this week, simply create a card or scrapbook project featuring today’s PCCCS012 challenge sketch. Once you’ve photographed it, upload to your personal blog or an online gallery such as splitcoaststampers, stampin’ addicts, photobucket, or flickr using the key word PCCCS012. Then, visit the Paper Crafts Crew Challenge Blog to add the URL of your creation!
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