Denim anyone?

Tonight kicks off the Virtual Stamp Night Mini at Splitcoast Stampers. I am a hostess for one challenge in mid-December so I was able to create samples for several challenges. Following is my first sample.

This card was completed in one hour exactly. The rules are to complete the card in one hour. Now, there are short cuts. You can have card bases created ahead of time, images colored and just taken out to use, backgrounds created to use and anything you create ahead of time is fair game to use. However, I had nothing created ahead of time so I worked quite quickly in finishing this card. It helps to know your images, dies, embossing folders, and what papers are available ahead of time.

I knew I had this pocket stamp from an old Stampin Up set. I say old as it is woodblock and one of the first I purchased back in around 2004 – 2006, so it came out to be used. It comes with girls and a frog, but I wanted a more winter theme. The cardstock is very retired Midnight Muse from SU. I embossed the pocket in gold embossing powder. The gingerbread are Stephanie Bernard/Sizzix dies. I die cut them in SU Crumb Cake and red cardstock from my stash. I added a tag with the same cardstock. The background was rather plain, so I embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and added a bit of Blue Denim ink.

This was a fun card to create. If you enjoy these kinds of challenges, feel free to join in.

14 thoughts on “Denim anyone?

  1. This is adorable. Your gingerbread people are so cute and that pocket does look very real. Congratulations on your Virtual Stamp hosting. Have fun.

  2. This is just too adorable!! Those gingerbread people are so cute. The little red tag really makes the pocket look like denim. Congratulations on your hosting.

  3. Wow – you got it done from scratch in one hour. Way to go Lisa. Great card too and those gingerbread cookies look good enough to eat.

  4. Thanks! I had my little die cutting machine out on my work space and got those gingerbreads cut and glued. Then I walked away and came back. The gingerbread people took 25 minutes. I stamped and embossed the pocket, then fussy cut it out. That took 10 minutes. The other pieces were cut. I had to emboss the white as it was too plain, then quickly ink blended. It took the full 60 minutes with no minutes to spare. I was surprised also.

  5. How old your stamp set is made me laugh as I’m pretty positive I have that same pocket stamp set. This is a wonderful card and the way you filled your pocket is perfect!

    1. Thank you! Yes it is an older one. I am enjoying using the older sets and finding ways to make them enjoyable again.

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