Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dasher in the Spotlight!

The little "Dasher" a la carte stamp, is such a darling stamp!  I just love his fancy antlers and prancing step.  Anything you make with him has a touch of elegance!  This card is one we will be making at "Lisa's Fabulous Crafty Christmas Party" coming up on Dec 2nd.  It is a simple design, perfect for new stampers, but has "step up" options for those who like to take it up a notch!  Add the Champagne glass glitter around the border using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue -- the stuff with the green lid.  And add a "spotlight" around his feet by punching an oval out of a sticky note using the large oval punch -- place the sticky note over the stamped Dasher image, centering the punched out space over his feet.  Hold in place and use a sponge dauber to add ink to sponge ink onto the oval space.  When you remove the sticky note, you have a nice "spotlight" where Dasher is standing.  Add some bling by outlining the oval with the "glue with the green lid", and sprinkling Champagne glass glitter over. 
The sentiment is stamped with the "Petite Pairs" stamp set -- this set is so versatile! and I love how there is a sentiment for the outside of the card AND one for the inside -- there's "Merry Christmas" on the outside of this card, "and a Happy, Joyful, Bright New Year" stamped on the inside.  How cool is that!  This set is only $20.95 in the clear mount option, and comes with 18 stamps! -- birthday, thank you, sympathy, Christmas, thinking of you, baby, etc!  LOVE this set.
For even MORE bling, I colored some of our Basic Rhinestones red with my red Sharpie and added them for his red nose and some "antler candy".  The Designer Paper used here is the Brights Collection Paper stack.  This paper is double sided, so you can go with the stripes, OR the elegant flourish design to make two unique cards.
Card stock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Brights Paper stack DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Punches: Word Window, Modern Label, Large Oval
Accessories: Big Shot with the Scallop Circle #2 die and the 3" circle die, retired Early Espresso 5/8" satin ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Red Sharpie, Multipurpose glue, Champagne glass glitter
Happy Creating, and give little Dasher a try, if you haven't already!

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