Yay! It's time for another Your Next Stamp Challenge! This week our theme was set by Simonne and is "Christmas with a difference" - make a Christmas card with no red or green! The Starlets all used the NEW Limited Edition Christmas digis available now from YNS. I had a pretty hard time figuring out what to do without any red or green until I found these great papers from My Mind's Eye in my stash and came up with this card:
I used the Decorated Christmas Tree and the sentiment from Skating Ellie with Merry Christmas. For my sketch, I used Fall-to Layout 66 from Clean & Simple Stamping:
I colored the image and clear rhinestones with my Copics, added Stickles to all the little dots, and some Stardust glitter pen all over and around the star. I also sponged Distress Ink around the edges of the main panel and sentiment strip.
The scalloped strip in the middle is the very bottom of the 12x12" sheet of patterned paper where the manufacturer's name is listed! It was too pretty to just throw away! The parts without the name weren't long enough to go across the whole card, so I just cut it up and hid the gap under the main panel. This qualifies for the My Time To Craft challenge - "So Many Scallops."
We'd love to have you join us - the only rule is that you must use a Your Next Stamp image. If you don't have any Christmas images from YNS yet, you can get some (or all!) of the Christmas digis from the store now to play in the challenge! All the details for the challenge can be found on the YNS Challenge blog.
BTW - have you heard of Uhu products? I got their October Sample-of-the-Month, the permanent glue roller, for free in exchange for using it and posting my honest review! Because it's made up of micro dots of glue instead of a continuous "strip" of adhesive, you don't have to worry about how to end each line of adhesive that you put down. I used it for my card today and found it very easy to use. It holds pretty well for the most part, but the main panel wouldn't stick to the glittered patterned paper so I ended up using a little bit of glue. Also, I'm not sure what "permanent" means because 1 day after putting the card together I can still cleanly pull apart the layers. Hopefully the bond will get stronger as time goes on. Thanks to Uhu for the sample! TFL!