Friday, September 4, 2009

Moxie Fab World Christmas Card Challenge: Stamping

Yeah, I finally got a few minutes to get this card downloaded. I have had it done for several days, but with school/work starting back there has been no time. This challenge from the Moxie Fab World blog is to make a Christmas card using stamping. I was looking through my stamps and saw this adorable cow. I immediately thought of the Christmas carol and thought it would make a cute "pun" on a Christmas card. To start I made a white A2 card, top-folded. I then used 2 shades of ink to make the sky background using sponges. Next, I stamped my cows using Versamark onto glossy white sticker paper and embossed with black EP. Then I colored my cows with markers, adding shadows as well. Then I cut them out. The next step was to find a cloud that I liked. I finally found one in an old SU set, but it was kind of small. I first made a mask of the cloud and then stamped 3 clouds together using the mask to overlap. I then colored them making shadows and cut them out, too. I attached the two cows/clouds in the back flat to the card. The front cow/cloud was mounted with SU dimensionals. Then then added halos with a gold pen and stamped the "moos" with black ink. I used Microsoft Open Office to make the greeting and cut it out and matted on black. I mounted it at the top of the card. The very last step was to add glitter to the wings. This was a fun card to make and I do believe I will have to make some more. Thanks for stopping by.



Stamps: Elzybells "S-moo-ches"; Stampin' Up "cloud"; Stampendous "tiny alphabet";

Ink: SU; Versafine;

Markers: BIC Markit markers; ZIG opaque writer "gold";

Glitter: SU Dazzling Diamonds

Sticker Paper: U Create It


Ramona said... sold this stamp for them! I gotta have. I can't help but laugh remembering the time we were Christmas caroling. As we sang Silent Night, my Pastor was singing his heart away,"The cows in the sky, look down where He lay." Of course, he had no idea what he was singing and we all ribbed him for awhile on that one.

Cath said...

Hey Janet! Thanks for entering the challenge!