Happy Independence Day to all my USofA readers! We have a little surprise for you over at Shopping Our Stash. Yeppers, here it is a Friday instead of a Tuesday, and that's because we have a special BONUS challenge with our pals over at Jingle Belles. Our dear Lauren, one of my first blog friends, is half of the Jingle Belles as well as a member of SOS, so this was a perfect collaboration!
For this combined challenge, we're to make a holiday/winter card using something from our stash that is at least one year old. In my world, this is not a problem.
This week my card is over on the Jingle Belles' site, and here's what I made:
Gosh, I love this stamp! I embossed the image, then colored it in. I left the cats white on purpose since coloring open areas isn't my thing. You'll notice the sky has "clouds". Uh-huh. Oh, and the stamp has 2000 stamped on the side, so yeah, it's pretty old.
I poked two holes into the card front and added a bow, which is something I haven't done in a very, very long time. Some of my old-time readers might remember when "put ribbon on it" was my answer for everything. That ribbon is SU taffeta that I bought in every color back when I was a Demo, which was three+ years ago. Same with the blue card stock. And the glitter pen I used for the cats' bows. Old.
So, what's the deal with this bonus challenge you might ask ... Well, if you make one card, you get to post it to two blogs, and both blogs are offering up prizes. The Belles have some goodies for their winner, and SOS is offering their winner a Guest DT spot for one month. For more details please see either the SOS blog or the Jingle Belles' blog.
I hope you'll play along!
Stuff I used: Let Us Ignore You from Rubber Cottage, SU Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon and card stock, vat of clear embossing powder, and the following: