Monday, November 14, 2011


I had a fun Veteran's Day weekend stamping a few cards for mini-VSN between Friday and Sunday performances with the Orange Park Chorale!  What a privilege it has been to sing with such a talented group!  I am learning so much, and have met some amazing new friends!  

The first VSN card I'm sharing today is for Lisa's challenge, Warm and Cozy and All Bundled Up!  We were to make a card or project with an image of a something you'd bundle up with....scarf, hats, mittens, sweater, blanket, etc.....AND to make it warm and cozy by incorporating felt into the project.  I chose this sweet snowgal who is holding a fuzzy warm muff. (I had a one just like it but mine was white!)  This is the first time this darling OCL single has seen ink!

The card's warm colors were inspired by some old DCWV "flannel plaid" designer paper which I (machine) blanket-stitched to some textured Bazill card stock.  The sentiment was stamped in white craft ink on kraft card stock which was "warmed" with some tea-dye distress ink.  I added a few strokes of black multiliner to add contrast and definition to the letters.   

It was kinda fun to pull out and love some old stuff that has been sitting sadly neglected for a while!

Our Craft Lounge's Mrs. Frosty
Bazill textured card stock
white craft ink
Creative Impressions felt flowers
Graphic 45 metal flower
MS snowflake punch
Creative Imaginations jewel

My second card is for Kelly's challenge, to create a card representing a favorite holiday song.  I must admit that it would be virtually impossible for me to choose a single favorite!  I absolutely LOVE to sing, especially during the Christmas season, and this cute caroler captures the joy that music brings!  

Kelly requested that we use at least two layers and two embellishments.  The caroler was stamped on a scrap of Copic blending paper and again on Basic Grey designer paper.  I cut around the image and glued it directly to the designer paper, adding sparkly fluff to the hat, scarf, and pant cuffs for dimension, texture, and sparkle!  After stitching around the edges and attaching the sentiment with twine, that layer was adhered to the card base with dimensional adhesive dots.

Gina K Designs Kraft card stock
Our Craft Lounge Sing with Joy!
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink
Copic markers
Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses designer paper
Spellbinders ribbon tag trio
Appletini and Daquiri Ice Sparkly Fluff
The Twinery twine
buttons from the stash

There's still time to play a few challenges for this weekend's Virtual Stamp Night on SCS! The deadline to upload is tonight at 10:00 EST.

Mark your calendar for the main event, Winter Wonderland VSN on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th!

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