Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Nutcracker


This is the second "toy" themed card for WEDNESDAY STAMPER challenge this week. It is actually a money holder card.

The stamp is one that I bought at a garage sale and on the end of it it just says "Under Construction" Lindsay, ON, Canada. I've checked online but can't find a manufacturer by that name for rubberstamps. Lindsay isn't too terribly far from me either so I'm curious about this stamp's origin.

I stamped the image on glossy white card stock with versamark and embossed it with black detail embossing powder I colored the image with sharpie permanent markers.

I tried to make up my own template for a money holder card so I used a circle punch on the inside to punch a hole for the denomination to show through --->

The beard is a bit of cottonball glued on. This was kind of fun. Perhaps a bit like an elementary school art class project, but it was fun.

8 comments:

  1. Great masculine card. Cool plaid paper and love the added texture of cotton. You are always adding tactile things to your cards - you are too cool Jennifer!

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  2. Its gorgeous and very elegant.

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  3. Let me tell you....Lucas is ALL OVER this card. My son is a nutcracker collector. He is just really drawn to them. I think it's because he likes wooden dolls and toys. Very old-fashioned in that regard (gee.....I wonder who he gets that from?) He loves the beard, especially! LOL! TFS! This is quite a terrific card. I don't see too many handmade nutcracker cards nowadays!!!

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  4. Adorable with the cotton ball beard. Great image from your treasure hunting.

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  5. Another great one! I love the plaid background, it sets off the nutcracker perfectly. And your hand-coloring is gorgeous! Very artistic! Creative assembly, too!

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