Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Santa's Parking Lot - Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Good morning, friends!  Wednesdays are wonderful because I'm up on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Blog and get to share some inspiration with you over there!  I'd love for you to stop in over there and say "hey!"  or "ho ho ho!"

I went for a bit of a "wonky" feel for my card today!  After placing the panels and elements down all straight and narrow, it occurred to me that it would be much more fun with some slanting and sliding!  I used the fabulously fun images from the Hello December and On Trend 2013!  

The Sunday Stamps Challenge #64 was a great basic layout to feature these darling Fresh Squeezed Stamps and the fun challenge, Paper Issues: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas is a great inspiration! 

You can find Fresh Squeezed Stamps over at i {heart} papers along with Hemptique, patterned papers and Versamark!

The city scene and sleigh sign were inked up with Versamark and heat embossed with some sparkly embossing powder for a little tone on tone effect.  The Santa flair image was inked up with black along with the date stamp, while the flair image was circle punched and marked with some glitter pen for more added shine!  Finally, I added some stars, a bit of curly Hemptique twine and some Pretty Pink Posh Classic Christmas Flat Sequins to give a little extra whimsicality to my project!  Oh, and aren't the Heidi Swapp Believe papers amazing with these stamps and embellishments!

Thanks so much for stopping by the stage today!  I hope you are inspired to create something a bit "wonky," too!

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Stamps:  Hello December, On Trend 2013 (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink:  Black Onyx Versafine, Versamark
Paper:  Gumball Green (MFT), Believe (Heidi Swapp)
Other:  Stitched Circle Dies, Stitched Stars Dies (Lil' Inker Designs), Circle Punch, Heat Tool (SU), Twine (Hemptique), Flat Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Sparkle Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)

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Tracey McNeely said...

So cute and festive Stacey!

Kim S said...

This is slightly crazy and SO much fun!! I love the bold stripes, the stars in the sky, the loopy twine - all over the city skyline. It's charming!

Annette Allen said...

wow Stacey this is amazing.. i love it

Sarah Gough said...

super cute love the red and green!

Beckie said...

Awesome card. Love how you used that waxed cord. You should link up in my linky party…’s anything goes and you can link up once a day :D

Be blessed, Beckie
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Linda McClain said...

Oh my! How crazy fun is this?! Love it.

Kathya said...

Very festive card! Love all the layers! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

~Tammy~ said...

This is just too cute! I always love how your twine is so fun and whimsical!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun Christmas card Stacey! Love all the layers and colorful twine! So cheerful and Christmasy!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Freakin' fab! I love the twist on the bows you used with the loops!

Benzi said...

Ooh, such a cool card. I love the way you use fun. Great design. I am happy you liked my "Favorite Snowman" card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It's always appreciated.

Hofkissed said...

Love it! Love the slanting and sliding and I absolutely LOVE the twine that's looping around. Great job and thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

OttawaMom said...

Love all the layers and that twine is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

what a fun card with all that twine looping around! Love the colors too! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps this week--please join us again soon!
:) Marie