Crickey , what a nightmare I had trying to get a decent picture of this card this afternoon!
Still not sure I've managed it but anyhow...
I made this yesterday for my husband for Crimbo. The stamp is a clear one from a pack by Habico which I fell in love with 2 years ago in rubber when they were going for silly money on ebay. I'm not sure but I don't think Habico done the original (???) . By the time I managed to find this set at a more realistic price, it was too late to use it and then last year I forgot about it (Shame on me) so this is it's first outing into the big wide world!! This card is very loosely based on the tag on the front of last months Craft Stamper magazine, I decided it would be good for me to do something challenging...Halfway through I began to think I was mad but after another cup of tea I got there and I'm pleased with how it turned out:
Hope you can see this!!
The image was heat embossed with silver embossing powder and then inked over with distress ink. The kraft coloured corrugated card is from some packaging. It was dry brushed with white acrylic paint and then the edges were inked and torn. The pale blue paper was dry embossed through the cuttlebug using a papermania folder and then dry brushed with paint, followed by tearing and inking the edges. Then added a couple of lines of stitching to add interest.
Mounted onto a piece of very precious Basic Grey Blitzen paper which I have been hoarding and added a ribbon knot and charm to the bottom. The tag at the top says Believe and has been inked over with a promarker because it was a bit too shiny!!
Just hope my husband likes it now!!!
As usual I can't resist a challenge:
The ribbon Girl - jingle all the way to Xmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Heat Embossing
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Pollycraft Monday - Xmas Fun
Oldie but a goodie - Xmas - No red or green
Everybody Art - Santa Claus
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - masculine Holiday card
Scrap Creations - Xmas cards
Creative Craft Challenges - Free for All
Simon Says Stamp challenge - Anything goes
Fab N funky - Anything goes
Divas By Design _ Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes
For Fun challenges - Christmas cards
Basic Grey Challenges - lost & Found (recycled corrugated packaging and Blitzen paper)
Aud Sentiments - Christmas & Sentiment ( I hope Believe is OK)
Rainbow Lady - Christmas Carols
( Here comes Santa or In the Bleak mid winter because of the colours & Snowflakes)
The ABC challenge - E for Embossing ( wet & dry!!)
Delightful Sketches - let it snow
Do you Stack up - Ribbon
Stamp & Create - Vintage
Crafty Calendar - Cold & Frosty
By the cute & Girly - Let it snow
Just for fun - Winter
Artistic stamper - Xmas
The Craft Garden - Recipe ( I used snowflakes, kraft, ribbon, charm & paint)
Raise the Bar - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Chocolate, coffee & cards - Celebrate
Totally papercrafts - Let it snow
One stop Craft Challenge - let it snow
Sweet Stampin - Snow Something
Stamptacular Sunday - Colour challenge
Sparkles Forum - One you love at Xmas
Addicted to stamps - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Anything goes