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Saturday, November 9, 2013

short & sweet adventure

After my long, drawn out adventure of making a file folder style card, I thought it would be fun to knock off a few challenges tonight with a more last-minute card.  The ladies at Christmas Card Challenges would like to see some dimension, Pile it On are looking for animals with character, House of Cards has offered a sweet color combination for the "cute & fun" style of the week.  All three of those challenges end tonight; the link-up for the intriguing sketch at The Pink Elephant doesn't close until tomorrow.  While I was thinking about what to use for the background panels, I remembered that the technique challenge at Just Us Girls is to use words to create a background.  Then while working on the focal scene, I realized I would need to mask the penguin and the bear in order to keep them in the foreground, and masking is the current challenge at Just Add Ink!  This is how they all came together:
stamp sets - More Merry Messages, Polar Party (retired); ink - Pistachio Pudding, Black Stazon; Stampin' Write markers - Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Versamark; card stock - Naturals White, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi; punch - 3/4: circle; 1/8" organza ribbon - Calypso Coral (retired); Crystal Effects, Stampin' Dimensionals

13 comments:

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your card is adorable! Kudos to you for combining all of those challenges into one card. Thanks for joining us at JUGS!

Lisa Kind said...

What an adorable holiday card! Love how you created your word background. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Donna Nuce said...

Darling card. Love the polar bears. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Come back soon.

Christine Blain said...

This is a very sweet card, Kathe! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

KimB said...

Love your Christmas card Kathe and its non traditional colours. Its a fun and very appealing scene! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Ruth M said...

Very sweet Christmas card Kathe, great use of the colours! Very cute & fu, thanks for sharing it with us at HOC! Ruth x

Vannessa said...

This is fabulous and you've used one of my favourite SU Christmas sets! Thanks for joining in the challenge at OC this week.

HUgs, Vannessa x

Mynnette said...

Super duper darling!!! I especially love that sweet little wreath! The ribbon is great! Thanks so much for joining us at HOC--hope you join us again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

artful-notions said...

Isn't it great when all the techniques come together? Beautiful, fun card!

núria claverol i català said...

beautiful card, and great color combo

Cheryl said...

Adorable!! Love how you've used the small stamps to create your tonal background!! Cute!!

Elizabeth Hart said...

These are the cutest little holiday characters. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute Christmas card!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
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