Friday, November 7, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 72

Well....technically it still is Friday. This week's blogger's challenge was "two of the same." We could go into two directions with this. First, we could do the same layout and use different stamps or second, we could use the same stamps on two different layouts. I chose the latter. I have a warm spot in my heart for Mr. Twigster...which is why it was included in the Christmas Card Stamp Camp I had a few weeks ago. I haven't had the chance to use him as much as I would like to....so I used him for this challenge.

For this one I started with a card base of old olive. The designer series paper is from Holiday Treasures. I LOVE this polka dot paper...I want it in bulk!!! I need it in bulk!!! I accented the edge of it with a piece of riding hood red punched with the scallop edge punch. I then put little dots with my white gel pen in the scallops. I tied a simple knot with the striped baja breeze grosgrain ribbon. My main image panel has Mr. Twigster stamped with basic black ink. I colored him in with ink refills and a blender pen. And it is hard to see in the picture...but he is blinged up with dazling diamonds and a two way glue pen. {luv it!} The J and Y are cut with my big shot and my serif essential dies in riding hood red. It is a real "joy" to use these dies and my big shot! Pun intended! lol!!! Isn't he cute?????
Well, next I used him with a card base of bashful blue. The designer series paper is from Banbury. Doesn't this plaid make a sweet holiday card? I think so. (not to toot my own horn....)
See that scalloped edge? It was made from a scrap strip of close to cocoa. I layed it on the edge of the pennant die and just cut the scallop edge. If you zoom in on the picture, you can see the perforation line where you can take the scallops off of the pennants if you want. I like the look....so I left it. I stamped the sentiment, from cardinal Christmas, onto whisper white with close to cocoa ink. I tied a piece of 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon in bashful blue around that entire panel and tied a simple knot. I did adhere it down with a mini glue dot under the knot to keep it from shifting. Then the entire panel was adhered to the card base.
Did you see this sweet, sweet snowman??? He was stamped onto whisper white with basic black ink and colored with reinkers and a blender pen. I then punched him out with the 1 3/4 inch circle punch. Then he got his well deserved dose of dazzling diamonds. oooo.....sweet bling!!! Did you catch that he has a scallop circle around him and he was punched with the 1 3/4 inch circle punch??? Remember that the 1 3/4 circle punch matts the scallop circle punch..... this was cut with the pennant die also!! Isn't this wonderful!??!?!? With these dies...we have sooooo many options that we can't get from punches!!! i {luv} it!!!
Well, folks...there it is....my take on the same stamp set, different layouts. You need to try this. It was fun!!!

21 comments:

Jane Bosi said...

TOO Stinkin' cute!!! Now you've got me lookin at that alphabet! I love Mr Twigster too---I'll be sharing a project using him on my blog next week!

Nikki Bond said...

Wonderful cards! Love that twigster! {SMILES}

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Mr. Twigster never looked so good! What wonderful layouts for this week's challenge Regina! I really like the plaid for the holidays too! :D

Barb Hardeman said...

So adorable! That Mr. Twigster has so much personality and I love all the sparkle you adde to him. Great coloring...

Lisa said...

Very cute! Love Mr. T!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fun, fun fun cards. Such a cute way to use the snowman as the "O" in Joy. And the sparkle just adds to the greatness!

Kerry D-C said...

aaaaw! these are both wonderful!! fab job!

Connie Paxman said...

I so love both your cards..and wow the serif essentials alpha perfect.
I have that set. The DPP is to die for..
connie paxman

Marcia P said...

Both of these cards are awesome, but that JOY card just jumped out at me - love it, perfect!

Lisa Bohler said...

So adorable! Love the sparkle on the second card and I LOVE the use of the serif abc on the first with Mr. T being the O!

StampingSelene said...

I just love mr twigster... i'm wondering if I could make a real one here when the snow flies in the front yard.... It's funny what one creative mind can spark! you did an awesome job. i love the crystal effects to make him shiny... he's melting a bit maybe?? Love it!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very fun cards. Mr. Twigster is just so cute. I love how you used him in the JOY card. Great job on both cards.

Claudia said...

Now how cute is that?!!! I love the little boots you gave him, now his feet won't be too cold ;-)

Lisa Somerville said...

Too Cute! Love the Mr. Twigster one!

Patti Chesky said...

Both cards are WAY too cute!! I think the JOY one is my favorite!! Great job!

Chrissy D said...

Both of these are FABULOUS! But my favorite is this JOY card! BRAVO! TFS!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

These are adorable! Great idea using him as the "O"! Great job with the challenge! Love them!

Lori said...

Love how you showcased Mr. Twigster here! Using him as the middle letter in "joy" is so creative!

Kristen said...

Great cards. That snowman is super cute . Love your layouts.

Robin Merriman said...

Great cards! Love the way you spelled out Joy in #1!

Beckie said...

Great cards! Love how you used Mr Twigster as the O!