The mashup challenge is to make a card using this sketch and to use up something from our stash that we have been holding onto for some crafting purpose or another. I've got loads of ribbon that I have saved from various gift bags or boxes, buttons, plastic containers and who knows what else floating around my stamp room so I figured I'd be able to do this challenge with no problem.
The problem was that I had no idea what recycled item I wanted to use! None of my ribbon looked quite right so I ended up using an old button. And as you can see, I went with a Christmas card theme because I've begun to realize that it's November 1st and I have not seriously considered what I want to make for Christmas cards this year. Yikes! For this card I used the retired Holiday Treasures designer paper and the Snow Much Fun stamp set, which I think is going to end up being my stamp set of choice this year. I stamped the image in Timber Brown Stazon and colored it in Baja Breeze, Old Olive, and Riding Hood Red with my blender pens. It is just about impossible to tell from the picture, but I used Dazzling Details on the buttons, the pom-pom at the end of the hat, and the snowball.
In case you haven't heard of this tip I'll tell you that quite often when you squeeze something like Dazzling Details onto your cardstock the shape of the blob (for lack of a better therm) can be a bit pointy. If you want a more rounded look, just tap the underside of the cardstock and the blob will flatten out a bit. I generally "flick" the cardstock using my middle finger and my thumb. I'm not entirely sure how to describe "flicking" but it's the same thing as when you use those fingers to "flick" a bug off your arm!
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