I have the honor of being the guest designer this month at The Paper Players. I love spending time with my amazing friends over there; they are such a great group of women! For the first December challenge, Nance asked us to create something for Christmas without using traditional holiday stamps or colors. I was a bit stumped with this one and still dealing with a never-ending sinus headache, so my card is a bit silly. I hope you'll find it fun though. I ended up really liking it and would love to make them as my personal card this year. It's just so different and I would think anyone receiving it would just have to smile!
What do you think? Too silly? The more I look at him, the more I laugh! I love him! I decided to use both non-traditional colors and stamps for my card. Maybe the Friday Mashup is rubbing off on me a bit? :o) I was trying to find a good dinosaur color combination and settled on Not Quite Navy (my favorite SU color), Pool Party, and So Saffron. Dino looked a bit washed out in saffron, so I changed him up to More Mustard so you could see him better. I probably could have left off the distressing, but I thought I'd add it in there since Ann kept hers clean this time. Somebody had to use the 7-sided tool and sponges, right? I added a bit of glitter to the stocking because even dinosaurs need a little bling at Christmas!
I do want to say a HUGE thank you to my friend Brandi for reminding me about the hat from Crab & Company. I was going to try to make one from the pennant set and punch and I have a feeling that would have made my headache much, much worse.
I hope you enjoyed my card and will pull out YOUR non-Christmas stuff and create something fun with us!
Stamps: Dinoroar, Petite Pairs, Crab & Company (retired), Northern Hearts
Ink: More Mustard, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Staz On black
Paper: So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White, retired designer paper
Tools/Accessories: Cutter Kit, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, sponges, Dazzling Details