Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dasher





I love this stamp set Dasher (located in the back of the catalog). It is so beautiful and big. I did this card for Dawn McVey's Color Challenge. I {heart} how this card came together. I punched out several snowflakes with Stampin' Up's newest snowflake punch to create a tone on tone background.
I created a shimmer spray using a combination of Shimmer paint and Alcohol and sprayed the background with it. I wish it showed up better in the picture because it is very sparkly. You can also add reinker to it to tint the spray with the shimmer. Just be aware that you can not use 99% alcohol if you are planning on using reinker because the ink is water soluble. Without the diluted alcohol you will get clumps of ink :)
Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Dasher & Christmas Punch (hostess)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, (SWM) Chocolate Chip & (SWM) Real Red
Cardstock: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon
Tools: Corner Rounder, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Craft Knife, Snowflake Punch & Wide oval Punch
Other: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Two-way Glue, SNAIL & Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU!: Alcohol

34 comments:

  1. Very beautiful I love the snowflakes!

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  2. Love your card!!! The colors work great for christmas cards :)

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  3. Great paper piercing and wonderful ribbon and button element. Way to rock Dawn's color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  4. Great card-- I love the snowflakes in the background.

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  5. Very pretty! Love the tone-on-tone look with the snowflakes in the background!

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  6. What a great stamp set! I love waht you did with it here. Gorgeous!

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  7. I love this, the snowflakes in the back look like they are embossed, and I always forget to use my clear buttons...beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Di

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  8. What a sweet card and excellent celebration of these dreamy colors! I love your choice of materials! Makes me want to STAMP something! Excellent job!

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  9. This is so cute! I love that stamp as well!

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  10. I love your card! It is elegant looking. I thought your background (Kraft) was embossed - what a creative way to use punched snowflakes! Great job with Dawn's challenge :) TFS

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  11. Beautiful card! I love your snowflake background and the sweet button! Great job on the challenge!

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  12. Wow... this is a gorgeous card!! I love that stamp... I just got it myself!! Maybe I will pull it out tonight and play with it for the first time! Thanks for visiting me and leaving me some love! :)

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  13. Fantastic card! Love this stamp. Great job on the color challenge!

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  14. What a fab Christmas card, I love the layout and button and ribbon detail! I SO wish we had that lovely Dasher stamp in our UK SU! catalogue!

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  15. your snowflake treatment looks great! And I love the clear button on top of the ribbon, I'll have to steal that:)

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  16. I thought the snowflakes were embossed until I read your blog! Just FAB! LOVE the tone on tone. I'll bet it looks even prettier in person!

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  17. Hi! Wow, what a beautiful card! Love these colours on a christmas card. The way you added the button and the ribbon is a fab detail!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  18. So pretty! Top pick for sure! :)

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  19. wow, great card!! congrats on the spotlight:)

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  20. I knew it would be a top pick! Congrats! :)

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  21. Wow!! Love the details! Congrats on the spotlight! :)

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  22. Gorgeous card! Congrats on being in the spotlight!

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  23. Wahoooooo! Congratulations on being in Dawn's spotlight! Yipee! I had a "feeling": this card is gorgeous!!!!

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  24. wow! this is gorgeous!! i love this!! congrats on making the spotlight!!

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  25. Love this card...I am captured by those tone on tone snowflake background.

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  26. Beautiful design and the details are what really set this apart from the pack. Lovely!!

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  27. Oh this is so beautiful! Great background! All the elements work together perfectly. Your deserve the spotlight! Congratulations!

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  28. Congrats on Dawn's spotlight! Great card!

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the texture in this card!

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  30. I really like how you used the colors on this card; the button and twine are too perfect! Congrats on making the Spotlight!

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