Wow, tomorrow is January 1st, 2012! I'm sure those Jingle Belles have some fine challenges cooked up for us this year, and it's time for the first one: No Time Like the Present(s) wherein they asked us to use some wrapping paper on our card. It could be a piece of wrapping paper, or an image cut out of wrapping paper - whatever, or even a theme of presents! LOTS of options.
Little do they know I have rolls and rolls of SU wrapping paper from when we sold it a few years ago. Each roll would wrap like 18 shirt boxes, so yeah, I have a bit of it on hand. Here's what I made, then I'll explain:
That star burst is from SU's Bursting With Joy, and is stamped in purple StazOn. I colored some bling with a purple Sharpie and added them to the "sky". I didn't intend for them to be in a circle, but ... whatever. And you should know by now that if I had intended for them to be in a circle, they wouldn't be.
The sentiment is from the SU Bright Hopes set (Holiday Mini - only 3 days left to order it!). I stamped it in Memento black, then I remembered it would never dry on glossy paper, so I clear-embossed it. Done!
Side note: I have a personal challenge for the Jingle Belles prompts this year: I hope to mix it up a little bit. And by "mix it up" I mean like using a skyline as a Christmas card. I may also make some tag sets instead of cards (if the Belles will allow me to do so). Who knows? But I DO know it's gonna be a fun ride, no matter what!
Oh, and the prompts are every other week now, so we have 2 weeks to do each one! This fits perfectly with my schedule. :) Won't you join us?
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