Hi Girls! First I would like to thank all of you who played along last week with the Just Us Girls 3-D flower challenge & for your AMAZING support of the JUGS site & myself :) There was sooo many BEAUTIFUL creations! I hope you can join us for this week's new challenge! Read on for the details....
Are you ready for a Wild Card Challenge?
This week Kristin is the Hostess & she has challenged us to create a holiday card showcasing a photo for the Just Us Girls 5 Wild Card Challenge with the option to use her EXCLUSIVE Holiday Digital Stamp Set. This week Tammy Hershberger is our "Guest Designer"! Tammy wrote the sentiment "Happy Holidays", then Kristin transformed it into a digital image! Please be sure to visit Tammy's blog, she is a remarkably talented paper crafter & you are sure find some inspiration!
For my project, I showcased Kristin's very own Digital Holiday Lamp Post & 1 of the Greetings on my card. That's right! Kristin designed the stamp set that is featured on my card & is offering it to all participants this week! For complete details, please visit the Just Us Girls challenge site & be sure to visit ALL the DT girls blogs to see how they created their project! Thanks for looking! We look forward to seeing your photos displayed on your cards!
I NEVER created with a digital stamp prior to this card! I was a bit nervous at first but once I dove in, my fear quickly resolved! :) Kristin's Lamp Post image reminds me of the streets lit in the Gas Lamp District in San Diego, CA. I colored in the Lamp Post image using Copic markers. I inked up a sponge dauber with Ranger Antique Photo ink and gently rubbed all the edges for a soft vintagey look. For sketch inspiration, I used this week's Sketch for the SCS Sketch Challenge #251, SC251. For amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the SCS gallery!
From a bird's eye view, you are able to really see the BEAUTIFUL scripty font that Kristin chose to use in her greeting image. I hand stitched every available edge!
I made this card for my DH & on the inside, I included one of MY personal favorite photos from a Christmas past of my step-children printed in black & white, adorned with punched scalloped vintag"ized" photo corners. Sure to bring a smile to his face :)
Ingredients Used: Stamps: What I call "Kristin Bueter's Classic Lamp Post & Holiday Greetings Digital Stamp Set" Paper: SU Kraft, Bravo Burgandy, Naturals Ivory, My Mind's Eye DP Ink: Copics BG93 Green Gray, T5 Toner Gray, R89 Dard Red, 0 Colorless Blender, N7 Neutral Gray, YR21 Cream, W3 Warm Gray, Ranger/Tim Holtz Antique Photo Ink Sprinkles: Spellbinders Labels 1 dies, Making Memories hardware, DMC floss