Tuesday, 7 December 2010

No peaking!

Today I want to show you a hilarious stamp from stämpelgården. I've been wanting it for years, but since it's a Christmasstamp I was too cheap to buy one. Always got stamps that were more versatile and for the whole year. But this year when the shop had their annual anniversary sale I just had to pick it up. Isn't it the cutest and funniest thing you've seen?! I didn't know what sentiment to add on the tag, but while searching my stash I came across this one from SeeD's - isn't it just PERFECT?

I'm very proud of this card. It took a quite a while to "ripen". I'm so proud of the colouring that is made with promarkers and I love the snowflake decorations that I made using different dies and punches. The colours give the card a modern feel and I think it's perfect as a male card. The little snowflakes around the reindeer are stamped with distress ink and it's one of those things I've only done once or twice.

I also want to show you the backside of the card. We use up a lot of paper which is neither enviromental nor economical. It also costs more to send, so my Christmascards for this year will look like post cards. To make them look better, not just like I have cut off a vital part I decided to decorate the back a little. I had a perfect textstamp which I embossed and stamped some snowflakes and distressed the edges.

I apologize for the poor quality of my photos lately. My camera is still broken (not showing anything in the display) so I have to photograph in the dark only to see how they turned out in the computer. I am wishing for a new camera under the Christmastree though...

The challenges I've used for this card are:

Dutch dare - Christmas
Paper romance - winter theme
Pile it on - it's all in the wrapping (thought it was funny, although not sure it qualifies)
Promarker challenge - old & new (I used a new stamp and old papers)
Simon says stamp - sketch
Totally papercrafts - X-mas punches
Wags n whiskers - snowflakes

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Sandra P said...

hehehe yes this stamp is hillarious and adorable! Fantastic card :)

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Anette said...

Hilarious indeed!! Great colors too. Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Katarina :-) the image is fabulopus ,, sooo cute and the papers and embellies are all gorgeous :-)

fab idea to make the cards like postcards too ,,, will copy this !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

oops ,,, thanks for joining us on the TPC too :-) xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katarina, what a gorgeous card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our special challenge and blog hop over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Apologies for the late comment x

Jane said...

Oh I love this! gorgeous colours and love how you've done the reindeer! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

Lena said...

Lovely card. Absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at DDCC. Hugs and merry x-mas.

Louise said...

Love it!

Juls said...

such a brilliant image!!! funky card! Love it!!!! Hugs Juls

Sheree said...

This stamp is hilarious!!! Love everything about this card!