This week's challenge is to create a shaped Christmas card using a shape other than a standard square or rectangle.
This was a fun one for me. My sample uses this darling Santa image called Santa Claus Is Comin' (SG H18). I wanted to give the impression that Santa was flying through the sky to bring you some holiday goodies. So, I used some navy blue shimmery CS, and cut it into the shape of a circle using my Martha Stewart Circle Cutter and a glass mat. Love that thing!! I stamped Santa using Versamark and then heat embossed using white embossing powder - then stamped him again with black ink, colored him with my Copic markers, cut him out and popped him up so he looks like he's flying right off the page. I also stamped polka dots over the entire card, and embossed using an irridescent embossing powder - kinda looks like snow, huh? Finally, I added a string of self-adhesive pearls around the outside and added a fun red polka dot organdy ribbon. Ho! Ho! Ho!!
Here's the scoop for this week:
- The challenge AND the "twist" this week is to CREATE A SHAPED CHRISTMAS CARD (a shape other than a standard square or rectangle);
- Link your card to Mr. Linky on the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge blog by Sunday, July 18, at 12:00 AM PST.
- If you upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet, use S2GSC19 and shirleys2girls as your key words.
- Leave some "love" for the sisters on the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge blog.
Here's more inspiration from the rest of the Shirley's 2 Girls Design Team:
So think SNOWBALLS and Reindeer and start creating!! We can't wait to see what you all come up with!!
STAMPS: Santa Claus Is Comin' (SG H18)
INK: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
PAPER: White CS (Neenah), Navy Shimmery CS
ACCESSORIES: Crop-A-Dile, Red Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Irridescent Embossing Powder, Scor-Pal, Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart), Glass Mat, Copic Markers, Stampin Dimensionals, Scalloped Edge Punch (SU), Sticky Strip, Self-Adhesive Pearls (Kaiser), Red Rhinestones, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds
** Shirley's 2 Girls is offering FREE SHIPPING for the entire month of July - call it an early Christmas present from Shirley's 2 Girls to you!!
** From Thursday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 30th, the Shirley's 2 Girls Design Team has some super "groovy" goodies to share with you as the Sisters head off to CHA. Seriously, you're going to LOVE every single one of the samples that we'll be sharing with you!! You're not gonna want to miss one single day!! AND there will be PRIZES!!
Thanks for stopping by!