This is my second post of the day so please don't miss my earlier post and do please feel free to leave me a comment on either one of them.
I was lucky enough to be the winner of last weeks prize over on I Love Pro Markers (see the blog here) with my motorcycle card, and this week's competition is a doozie. Challenge #32 features a sketch and optional twist to "RIP IT UP". Well, my regular readers will know that I struggled to keep up with my Christmas cards in 2009 and vowed to do better this year. It's now September and I reckon I'm up around 60 - which is about 40 short, based on last year AND my pal Dorothy has asked me to make her some too - Hmmmm. NO BRAINER then, this challenge card pretty much HAD to be a Christmas card!!! A couple of people have recently used THE most adorable bear and, looking through my collection of stamped images I found that (huzzah!) I had one too! I raced off to my dining room, which is where my pro markers are currently residing and started colouring. I would have posted this hours ago but my stickles simply refused to blooming well dry - what IS that all about?!?!?! Anyhoo, I sort of went with the twist but not strictly but the sketch is there - I used some Christmas papers that I've had for an absolute age which I believe will either have come with Card Making and Paper Craft or Beautiful Cards. I took some white card and my fiskars scallop punch and then coloured the piece using Brilliance Rocket Red. I ran a piece of COREDINATIONS through my die cutter inside one of the Papermania Christmas embossing folders and then sanded to reveal the inner core. I also stamped my Papermania sentiment, cut out a circle then lightly coloured using the Rocket Red again. Once my stickles had FINALLY dried I die cut my image in to a scalloped oval and then edged using gold ink. I used a Tim Holtz distressing tool on the parcel panel and the Coredinations panel and then assembled my card - I used two other stamps from the Papermania set to embellish both the envelope and insert too. I hope you like it.