Monday, November 17, 2008
All About Christmas
The theme for challenge #14 at HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS this week is All About Christmas. I used one of my favorite House Mouse stamps, titled "Comfort and Joy." My card is pretty simple but I did used a couple of tools for subtle embellishments.
The green background cardstock is a shimmery, almost metalic dark green so it does glisten a bit like shiney pine needles. I cut the cardstock to size and if you look closely you'll see a subtle holly embossment. I used my Dreamweaver stencil and used it in my Cuttlebug just like you'd use your Cuttlebug folders to emboss. It works! I was tickled finally find the correct stacking sandwich recipe to allow me to use my brass and metal stencils in my cuttlebug for dry embossing.
You can see another example of this dreamweaver stencil a few posts down using the Glittler Glitz in the background.
The sentiment I used was computer generated. I printed "Not a creature was stirring" on my cardstock from the computer and then stamped my House Mouse image beneath it, colored it with Prismacolor pencils and added a bit of Stickles for sparkle.
Now scamper on over to HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS and join in this week's Challenge to create anything Christmas. I know you'll have fun!