September 12, 2007

Sticker Shock Challenge

Brrrr. It's cold here this morning. There was frost on the grass!! *pout* I am NOT ready to let go of summer yet.
In other news, I made this card last weekend for the Cardvaark's Sticker Shock Challenge. It didn't turn out the way I had hoped, so I "tabled" it and planned on doing something different. Well, knowing myself and my schedule I can foresee not getting another one done so I am going to submit this one anyway.

Now I love stickers. I use them on LOTS of things and I use them frequently! But I almost never use them on cards. This was a real stretch for me! If you know me, you'll know that red is NOT my favorite color. And I don't do Christmas all that much either (as far a cards go, that is!), but I've had this sheet of Flair designs stickers for a few years now (I received it in a monthly kit) and have been meaning to either RAK them or use them. While digging them out of my sticker stash I discovered, lo-and-behold, matching Flair designs PP! Ok, I can read the signs. It was kismet.

The "Ho, ho hos" are stickers, the "metal" frame and sentiment are stickers, the green twill looking stuff along the bottom are stickers, the red stitched mat is a sticker that I cut up and pieced together to fit my CS, and the snowflakes are clear stickers from Joanns. That's a lot of stickers, folks!

I used Bazzill CS, Stampington & Co. santa stamp, and stickers and PP by Flair Designs. All metal embellishments are from Joanns, ink is CTMH.

12 comments:

Marlou said...

its gorgeous, love that santa xx

malieta said...

This card is beautiful Dana!!!!!

InspiredByInk said...

OMG, I would have NEVER thought there were THAT many stickers on this card! Esp. the metal frame. That SO looks real. It's an AWESOME card and I love it. Maybe it will be showing up in my mail box in a couple of months??/ **hint, hint**!

Hugs to ya!

Bobbie

Mary said...

Hey, now, you have to make an extra if you're going to send it to Bobbie! LOL! Ok ok I'll share. I'm glad you entered it. I love it!

My Paper World said...

Loved reading this, it made me chuckle, as I also dont want to let go of summer! I posted a summery card on my blog today!
I prefer making any other cards, but christmas ones ( I dont know why!) And I love love love stickers! I buy loads!, but I DO love using them on my cards.
I think your card is beautiful! you did a great job! I look forward to popping back to see more of your creations!

Flossie's Follies said...

I love it, think it is great.

Shadowcatcher said...

This is beautiful Dana - I think it's perfect! I've been pondering this contest all week - stickers are such a hard thing to use without looking cheesy, but you did it beautifully. I never would have guessed some of those elements were stickers!

Shannan said...

Beautiful card! I love that Santa image!

Corie said...

Oh I would not table this card -- it is beautiful, perfect HOLIDAY card!!

Andrea said...

great festive card, love that santa stamp

Rose Ann said...

Wonderful card for the challenge! I love all of those layers and your color choices! The way you've presented this, is hard to tell there are any stickers at all.

KardKrazy said...

This is absolutely fabulous. I have to remember to only use part of my Santa stamp.