I'm excited, and a bit nervous, to share my cards with you (yes, still on the 'twofer' kick). The excited part = one lovely stamp used two ways. The nail-biting part, an 'attempted' new background technique in the second card. Fingers crossed you'll like them...
With the unexpected, wild snow storm of last week (it's melted, thankfully), little wonder that my thoughts turned to Christmas as my initial holiday-inspiration; add the arrival of new STAMPlorations Christmas- themed stamp and my decision was pretty much sealed.
Both cards showcase the oh-so-pretty Christmas candle image, coloured with distress markers (yes...yes, I did!) and in the case of the first, joined by a new Memory Box word die...
The second features my 'attempt' at replicating backgrounds inspired by Loll, at Stamping with Loll. This was likely trial #576, and after a bit of staring (and glaring) at it, I decided, what the hey, let's do something with it. So, something I did...
The background is too blotchy, but I'm kind of getting the hang of what to do to improve. Or so I hope!
Head on over to the ATSM blog to see what the DT has created just. for. you! Hopefully, you'll join us in the gallery with your own holiday-themed card. The winner will receive 3 digis from this week's sponsor:
I'm also adding my cards to the following challenges
STAMPlorations September Challenge~Stamps and Markers (I did use a bit of water, but only distress markers; no inks allowed *grin*)
My Perfect Life 48~Week 36, where the talented and ambitious Marina is challenging herself to create one Christmas card per week, until Dec. 1, at which time she'll have 48. We're invited to join her, so my two 'first' cards of the season are headed that way.
Of course, since pretty much everything on my cards is NBUS, I'm sharing at the awesome Darnell's NBUS #2 Challenge, She's offering an optional challenge:
2. Make two cards using the same stamp.
3. Both of the above.
4. None of the above.
Obviously, I'm going with #1, 2 and 3...yayyy!!!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!