Sunday, November 8, 2009

STVSC37... Dashing Through the Snow!

Hi everyone!!! I had some stamping time last night and I just had to share... :) I received my SU! "Dasher" a week ago and decided to pop into my sweet friends blog at The Craft's Meow (Hi Lisa!!) and seen this fun sketch... Stamp TV Sketch Challenge 37!! The card on the left is the card for the challenge. My 2nd card is a layout I have been wanting to try for some time.
On the challenge card I used DP from DCWV, paper piecing on my Nestie circle cuts and embossed Dasher with white embossing powder. Added snowflakes... the large one is SU! and the small size is Martha Stewart. I added rhinestones to the antlers and the sentiment was so fun to mix using SU! punches to layer.
The second card I free hand cut the landscape out of scrap paper, and used it like a stencil to sponged Chocolate Chip onto Kraft CS. Then I stamped Dasher with Whisper White Craft to emboss in white... well I "FORGOT" to use my Embossing Buddy and ended up have my inked area hold some of the embossing powder too! I decided to see what it would look like after I took the heat gun to it and I LOVED the fun texture and look it gave... so I went with it!! :) My oops worked to my advantage! :) The snowflake is one of last years SU! felt snowflakes, added a boarder using my EK Wave Punch, the sentiment is a $1 stamp at Michael's, and I also used my GellyROll pen around the edges to give more sparkles... Click on photos!
Enjoy!! This week I'm getting ready for a retreat this weekend... CAN I LEAVE "NOW"!! Ha... :) I'm getting excited and have my ideas ready, but not much packed. So my posting might be even less this week. Have a great Sunday evening, thanks for the visit and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!!

SMILES... Michelle :)

24 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Michelle! Both of your cards are awesome! It made me smile when I opened up your blog and saw them. Perfection, as always! I love that deer image with the swirly antlers. Such a nice touch adding the bling! And don't you love it when an "oops" turns out to be the perfect touch! I'll cross my fingers that you'll win the sketch challenge. You did upload it at Stamp TV, didn't you?

I've been feeling punky all day so haven't done much, but I couldn't let the weekend go by without popping in to let you know I'm thinking of you!!!

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Pam Speidel said...

It's always GREAT to see you stamping and blogging Michelle! :) These are FABULOUS creations and I love what you've done with DASHER! Especially like the way you've "grounded" him...awesome idea!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS, I love your colors.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Michelle! LOVe the embossed reindeer!!!

Ann said...

Both LOs are awesome, and your snowflakes are gorgeous!

Emily said...

Love them both Michelle! I'm seriously going to have to look for those $1 stamps at Michael's. They must have some new ones there now. I really like that sentiment and your snowflakes. Love the little accents on the snowflakes and the gems on the antlers! That wave punch is great for a snow card too. Hope you enjoy your retreat. We are going to have some great weather all week this week and I plan to get in a couple of bike rides before I have to hang the bikes up for the winter:))

Debbie Pamment said...

These are real WOW cards Michelle!! Love the colours and those fabulous snowflakes!! I do love that reindeer - hopefully it will appear in Australia next Christmas!!!
xXx

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle! These are GORGEOUS girl! Love the warm, rich colours and I'm envious of your new stamps!!! LOL! Wish I had those!

Gvendalen said...

Hi Michelle!
Both of your cards are amazing! Very beautiful colors, fab snowflakes and cute stamps. Gorgeously.
Hugs
Helena

Bogner's said...

Wow Michelle, what a great opps! I love the look of light snow on the ground! I really like this dasher image. He is fabulous and I love the white embossing for him. I also love the bling you added to his antlers! Both cards are fabulous!

Sparkle said...

What gorgeous cards!

laurie said...

I'm crazy about that Dasher stamp...so I LOVE these cards!

Paula Barin said...

Love both the cards. I have the same stamp but haven't inked it yet. Love the snowflakes too.

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Oh, I hope you had a fun time at your retreat! These cards are so wonderful and you know what? I have almost all of these same elements. Even down to the dollar stamp! So, I could do a little CASING. Really, so so pretty and elegant!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you gave the reindeer something to stand on with your "hill". Also adds a lot to your rustic color scheme. I like your oops. Next time you should do it on purpose. Makes it look like there is snow on the ground.

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa, girl....there's a whole lot of gorgeous work here!!! I soooo love that awesome stamp and boy, have you created some gorgeous cards!!!! I love the colors, layouts, details....AMAZING!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty! Love the layers and I think this is the best use of this image that I've seen!

mochamama said...

Michelle, these are georgeous!! I almost bought this stamp now I am kicking myself that I didn't!!!

Alberta said...

Fantabulous! You rock girl. I'm lovin' it all. The colors, textures, theme, imagery, etc. You'd be proud of me of all that I have done in the last week. Of course, you'd be prouder if I posted them. I'm going to I promise! LOL!

Gvendalen said...

Hi Michelle!
Visit mine blog please, I have for you some award.
Hugs
Helena

Steph said...

Michelle,

These are gorgeous cards. I love that stamp. You did a beautiful job with these. Great work:)

Shirley said...

I couldn't pick a favorite. They are both so elegant!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wish I could do "ooops-es" like that!!! :wink: You have certainly mastered the "elegant" look for these ones. So glad you had a chance to go on a retreat. One day I might be able to enjoy one myself! Hugs Andrea xx

Ruby said...

Gorgeous cards Michelle, I love the colours and the different techniques you've used. They all work so well together. Yummy! :o)