PP164 Best of Christmas - Dasher's Little Brother!

by Joanne James26. September 2013 10:45

I'm finally catching up with my festive card making this week and today I'm very excited to be sharing a Christmas card that I've decided to enter into my first ever challenge! I often take my creative inspiration from challenge sketches or colour schemes, but have never before actually entered one of my card creations. So, here goes - this is today's card:

I'm entering my card into The Paper Players Challenge #164: Sandy's Sketch Challenge, which has the following sketch as the inspiration:

I was quite brave as whilst I kept the layout, I swapped out my scalloped circle and edging for chevrons and a more angular look, but since the sketch is for inspiration and doesn't have to be followed literally I'm hoping that's ok. I've been waiting to use Dasher's little brother on a Christmas card, as I was quite upset at the thought of not blogging about his big brother since his retirement at the end of last year, so this card gave me the perfect opportunity. The Early Espresso base is also quite a departure for me, but it seemed right given my reindeer starting point and I like the masculine feel of this card.

Welcome to any new Paper Players who are reading this! I hope you like the card; back tomorrow with another Christmas card to share. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:

 Season Of Style Designer Series Paper StackBest of Christmas Clear-mount Stamp SetChristmas Messages Clear-mount Stamp SetChevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

 

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
9/27/2013 7:10:05 PM #

Oh I love this Joanne and I'm very excited to see the Best of Christmas stamp set. I hope we get the same one in the US! I love Dasher, big or small, and I love your beautiful card. Great colors. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge at The Paper Players!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/27/2013 9:52:37 PM #

Glad you like it Sandy - thank you for your kind comments. It makes a change for the UK to get a stamp set before you guys, but I'm sure baby Dasher will be heading your way soon.

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/28/2013 1:45:28 AM #

Isn't this lovely?  Clean & crisp, I love this little Dasher so much!  Your pinked edge is a nice complement as well as the colors you've used!   Thanks for playing along this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/30/2013 9:30:56 AM #

Thanks for the kind comments LeAnne - I'm so glad you liked the card and am thrilled you chose me as your Cut Above with the Paper Players this week!

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