Friday, June 22, 2012
WMSC #103 - Goodwill
Hi and thanks for stopping by! Today I made a card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. This week's design is a real trixie from Mischief Maker Edna Morrisedie. Edna is keeping us on our toes with this one!! Maybe you will look at the design and be immediately struck with a genius idea! Will all those boxes be words? embellishments? Only you know for sure! But no worries! If you need a bit of inspiration you can hop on over to the WMSC blog and see different takes on this sketch by the other mischief makers - including our guest designer Vickie Zimmer!
I decided to make a Christmas card. I don't know about you, but I have been falling back on some of my New Year's resolutions - One of which was to keep current with the Waltzingmouse Chirstmas Card Challenge. This is a win win for all who enter. First of all - Lynn Mercurio gives you a starting point for your design with the criteria for the challenge every month. Just make one Christmas card a month for the challenge and think of how prepared you will be this December. On top of that prizes - yes PRIZES! are awarded twice a year to participants. You can get all the details on the challenge here.
Well, like I said, I am behind. I feel like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland - I'm late I'm late!!!! My card today is actually for the May challenge which was to add a bit of chipboard into your design. Lynn has a good tutorial on how to make your own chipboard for a custom accent on the WMCC forum thread for May. My chipboard element is the gold glittery flourish behind my sentiment label.
I stamped my accents in two colors of red ink - they remind me of cranberries. A quick tip on cutting out these little circles is to use a 3/4" hole punch. They are easy to center and cut out cleanly. I added little gems, and tiny jingle bells as accents.
I hope you will be inspired to play along with the Sketch and Christmas Card challenges
Thanks for having a look - have a great day!
Supplies Used: Finished Size: 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Seasonal Remedies, Vintage Labels 18
Dies: Spellbinder Labels 18, Standard Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals, Grand Labels 23
Paper: October Afternoon Holiday Style Collection
Solid Paper Papertrey Ink Poppy Red, Vintage Cream
Ink: Stampin' Up! Real Red, Versafine Satin Red
Gold Flourish K & Co. Twinkle Type
Extras: 1/8" ribbon, mini jingle bells, 3/4" hole punch