Tuesday, November 22, 2011

RCC30: Holiday Hoopla

Hello Crafty Friends!

I’m popping in today with a card for this week’s Ribbon Carousel Challenge – RCC30 Holiday Hoopla!


With the holidays upon us, Lindsay is challenging us to make a creation celebrating a holiday! Any holiday will do, Hanukkah, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or even New Year’s if you’re that far ahead!  And this week we are being sponsored by Jenny Suchin Designs!

Jenny SuchinTo participate in this week’s challenge all you need to do is create something celebrating a Holiday and post it to the Ribbon Carousel blog. Oh and your creation can be anything from cards, quilts, sewn items paper crafts or paintings! You just need to be sure to include ribbon, bakers twine, jute twine, lace and/or thread (basically anything that comes on a spool). For full details on the challenge, plenty of eye candy provided by the design team and more info on this week’s prize head over to the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog!


For my card this week I went with a Christmas theme and used the sweet dear image from the Tremendous Treats: Christmas stamp set from PTI and paired it with some fun black ruffled organdy ribbon and Season’s Greetings designer paper.  I stamped the dear on both Soft Sky and white cardstock.  I colored the white dear with Copic markers and cut out (omitting the antlers).  After cutting out an oval from the Soft Sky cardstock I stamped the sentiment, added Liquid Pearls and then affixed the colored dear over the first one using foam dimensionals.  I then colored the heart and star with Copic Spica pens and coated with Glossy Accents.


The background is pretty simple – just a couple of strips of designer paper adhered to the main piece and then matted/stitched onto black cardstock.  I tied the ribbon in a bow around the panel and added a Maya Road trinket stick pin and a couple of adhesive rhinestones.  This was actually a really quick card and I love how it turned out! :)

Stamps: Tremendous Treats: Christmas (PTI).
Paper: Black (PTI), Soft Sky and Naturals Ivory (SU!), Choice Snow White (TE), Season’s Greetings designer (Echo Park).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Copic Spica pens.
Accessories: Glossy Accents (Ranger), Platinum Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), stick pen (Maya Road), adhesive rhinestones (Doodlebug), black ruffled organdy ribbon (May Arts – available at Ribbon Carousel Store).


  1. OHHH! What a fabulous sketch/design for this Christmas card--LOVE your papers and that little reindeer! FUN!

  2. sooooooo, cute. love that little deer and the newsprints paper in the background.


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