Well, I thought I was done making Christmas cards. But, I sat down yesterday to write them out. And you know what happens...You go ,"Oh I want to send so and so a card too". And before you know it you are 10 cards short. So, I am back in the studio today making more cards. This is one of them. I used a DeNami Swan stamp.
The Sentiment stamp is from Studio G. The CS is white, Real Red (Stampin' UP). the DP is from Provo Craft. I stamped the Swan in Real Red ink (SU) and the sentiment in Garden Green (SU). I masked the swan and did not reink before stamping the next image. I wanted it to look like swans swimming.
I used a Stampin' Up punch for the edge and lots of Marvy Punches. To add the beads and buttons, I used Pioneer's Embellishment glue stick. I ran it around in the areas where I wanted the beads to go. Then I sprinkled the beads on and gently pressed them into the glue. Let the glue dry before handling too much. That glue should hold well, but it will be a delicate card that I will not trust to USPO. LOL. Here are some more view for you.
Challenges for Christmas Swimming Swans:
Mark's Finest Papers: Red and Green
Wee Memories: Favorite Christmas Song- The 12 Days of Christmas (seven swans a swimming)
Corrosive Challenges: Red and White
Stampin for the Weekend: Recipe: 2 circles - Buttons, Sentiment Stamp, and beads; 2 Squares- Punches; Buttons and bling
Flourishes: Winter White with a pop of color
Stamp something: Use a Christmas color combo
Ellephantastic Challenges: Red and Green
The Secret Crafter Saturday: Christmas theme
Lets Ink It Up: Christmas with sparkle and bling
Christmas Card Challenges: monochromatic Christmas
Robyn's Fetish: Vintage Christmas
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Show a Holiday Greeting
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Ribbons and Bows
TSG Clear Stamps: Bring on the Bling
2Sisters Challenge: Sparkly Christmas
Cardvaarks: Monochromatic-sadly their last challenge
The Shabby Tea Room: DT Call
So, its back to work for me. Need to get those Christmas cards finished. Have a great day.