Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TSC5: The Holiday Season - Open To Any Stamps

Honestly, I cannot believe it's Dec. 1 already!  How time flies!  It's time again for a new Stampsmith Challenge!

The Stampsmith Design Team knows that you're out there getting ready to celebrate the holidays in your own special way and they have asked us to take the opportunity to share some of your great creations (using any stamps you want) before taking a break during the holidays.  Be sure to visit The Stampsmith Challenge blog for more details and inspiration from the Design Team!

Here's my card for this challenge.  A special thanks to Kim Prince who has been encouraging us to create distressed images in her wonderful classes!  Here, I've used her idea of stamping in red and then distressing to achieve a more vintage look.  The poinsettia was created by punching 2 green daisies for leaves and 2 burgundy daisies for petals.  Chunks were then hand cut out of the petals at random to make roughly the right shape.  The flowers were then stamped and distressed, and finally assembled and embellished.  I added Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the holly branch and the poinsettia after I took the picture and it adds a very subtle bit of life to this piece!
Holly image from Christmas Cards Sheet 1 by The Stampsmith
Punch: Large Daisy by Paper Shapers
Paper: tba

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon


  1. Beautiful card love how you made your flower and how distressing adds such a vintage feel to the card .

  2. Oh Val, this is exquisite! I love everything about it! So beautiful! :)


  3. Your card is stunning Valerie! I love the vintage look of it!
    Alison x


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