I’ve really been shifting into the Holidays quickly this year. I challenged myself to wait until September, but all bets were off the moment I got my hands on products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. The Merry Monday Challenge is hosting a “Skis, Skates or Sleds” challenge this week, so I thought this would be the perfect time to showcase this hipster-modern moose from Visions of Santa, a fun [and a bit odd] photopolymer set in the upcoming catalog. I created a sled for this guy and sent him on his way!
- Color Combination. Red and blue always pair well together. I particularly like bright red with pale blue – whether it’s Soft Sky or Pool Party, I think red really pops against a light blue backdrop. Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper offers a Soft Sky backdrop with Whisper White snowflakes – the PERFECT backdrop for this sledding moose, don’t you think?
- A Moose Sled. This challenge was not going to stump me. I had limited options for sleds (and none for skates or skis) so I decided to make my own. When it occurred to me that I could have this moose flying down a snowy hill, I got right to work on the sled. I cropped the edge of a Basic Black scrap of paper with the Small Oval punch (just to get the curve on the front of the sled) and then snipped into the cropped piece to arrive at my moose sled.
- Filling the Empty Space. When I started cutting into paper for this card, I knew I’d add a fun sentiment at the base of the white card stock. Although I colored in the moose’s pajamas with a light shade in my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, it was light enough to work well with Real Red. With the moose already placed (I knew where I wanted him but hadn’t yet glued him down – never glue down before you are done), I decided to place the sentiment in the bottom, left of the snow bank to balance everything out. Squint, balance, send me a nickel. 🙂
Stamp Sets: Visions of Santa, Partridge & Pears Inks: Real Red, Tuxedo Black Memento, Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake) Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper Accessories: Small Oval punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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RETIRED STAMPS SALE IN ATLANTA
Do you want lots of stampin’ supplies but want to pay very little? Deb Cozzone, Pam Morris and I are hosting a Retired Stamp Sale at Deb’s home in Roswell, Georgia. We’ll have food, make-and-takes, and lots of entertainment. BUT…the real reason for the event is to get together with you (and to load our retired stamp sets and supplies into your car at bargain basement prices). I hope you will join us!
The event will be Tuesday night, August 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 in Roswell, Georgia (just north of Atlanta). If you are in the Atlanta area, please email me at [email protected] if you’d like to join us, and I’ll send over Deb’s address. Between the three of us, we have hundreds of stamp sets that date back to the 1990’s, so there’s a little bit here for everyone. My goal is to sell everything Tuesday night. Won’t you join us?