Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I had so many ideas in my head for this card, I could hardly wait to sit down and start creating.  And then it happened...I struggled SO much with this card!  I wanted to use two Spellbinder square dies to create debossed lines around dasher.  Well, I tried twice - crooked both times (grrr...).  Okay, I pulled out my trusty Scor-Pal and improvised.  Two lines along each of the four sides...done.  Then it was time to stamp dasher onto my panel of white card stock.  The first try resulted in an image that wasn't solid.  Operator error, I'm sure  : /
So, I decided to use Versamark and black EP.  Much better!
Then, there was the bow.  Even with using my Bow Easy, I managed to mess up the first bow.  This second one turned out okay...I guess it will have to do.  By the way...I even had to stamp and trim the sentiment twice  :(
OH MY, what a whiner I am today!!!

Anyway, I'm playing along with The Paper Players #19A Colour Challenge today. I love this inspiration photo on the Players blog!

The challenge is to use Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White in your entry.  I love this combination of colors.
I just bought this Dasher stamp from Stampin' Up recently (although it's not a new stamp), it had been on my wish list for a while.  I love the flourish of his antlers...I added a few dots of Black Diamond Stickles to them (and a dot for his eye).  I'm not sure if you can see the stickles in this photo, though.
If you stayed with my all through this post...THANK YOU!  Hopefully my stamping mojo will have returned by the time I do my next blog post.  I hope you're having a good day!
Please leave a comment, I love reading them!
* * * * * * *
The recipe ~
CS: basic black, real red, whisper white (SU)
Ink: versamark (Tsukineko), basic black (SU)
Stamp sets: dasher, warm words (SU)
Embellishments and tools: Scor-Pal, square punch (for the end of the sentiment strip), Bow Easy, red grosgrain ribbon and crystals from my stash.


  1. It may have been a struggle but it is beautiful! I have wanted this image forever and now seeing your card I am wanting it even more! Beautiful job!

  2. This is gorgeous!!! I know how frustrating it is when stamps don't stamp and paper does work...LOL!! I had that problem myself with my last card!!! But your card is a beauty!! Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!

  3. Gorgeous card, Suz! If you hadn't talked about your struggles, I don't think anyone would have noticed! I certainly didn't! You're a top-quality stamper! cf

  4. This card is simply beautiful! So elegant! Love the scoring and the square rhinestone accents! Perfect color combo for this theme! Thanks for commenting on my blog!


Please leave a comment...I love to read them!

Hey friend! Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Today, I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #631 Challenge.  A sketch always helps me with a starting point for my cards. There...