Friday Mashup 34 and FTL 168

Friday, November 25, 2011

As soon as I saw the sketch this week at Clean&Simple I got it in my mind to use my Dasher stamp.  I had been neglecting it all this Christmas card season and I aimed to rectify that.

Then I saw the Friday Mashup challenge and immediately recognized that this was a match made in heaven!  The mashup was to make a Christmas card using the colors of aqua, chocolate and white.

The problems began when I began to search for my Dasher stamp.  I couldn't find it anywhere.  But I made sure to look in every nook and cranny before I panicked.  Once I figured it was truly missing I sat down to figure out if I had perhaps loaned it to someone.  I called my sister and sure enough, she had it.  Then my nephew very graciously offered to drive to my house to give it to me so that I could make this card.  What a sweetie!  Disaster averted!

I used Taken With Teal as my aqua for the color challenge, and squeezed in a bit of matching designer paper from the Sweet Pea pack.  I suppose I could have used Tempting Turquoise instead, but I like the richer color of Taken With Teal.  I embossed the stamp with some EP called "Espresso" but it's really anything but.  It actually looks darker in this picture than it is in  real life, but it will have to do.

I hope that everyone has recovered from their "Black Friday" shopping.  I did not venture out into all that craziness, but I hope that if you did, you got a great bargain!

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10 Responses to “Friday Mashup 34 and FTL 168”

khushifairy said...

cute, but why is this reindeer too thin...

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Vicky Hayes said...

I can see the headline now Jen...Santa's Reindeeer Kidnapped! Thank goodness he's back ready to do his duty on Christmas Eve! I love your interpretation of the sketch and that paper looks fantastic as part of the sketch.

Julie Gearinger said...

Jen, I am so glad that Dasher is home again! Love everything about this card- the circle and scallop elements, the DSP and of course that handsome Dasher! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Jen this is so lovely. The shaped paper draws your eye to the focal point beautifully.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Rita said...

Dasher was missing? Oh my! That would cause a panic here as he is my favorite stamp ever! :o) I'm glad you were able to find him (and I'm jealous that you have a sister who stamps!). I love the mix of teal and espresso; they are GORGEOUS together! Thanks for joining The Friday Mashup this week.

Oh, I didn't venture out on Friday either. Too scary!

Sue said...

Wow love this Dasher card he is one of my favorites and a great colour combo too Luv Sue x

Lisa said...

Wonderful card Jen. I love Dasher as the main focal in the middle of the card.

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

Kim P said...

Once again you nailed this challenge! Dasher looks perfect in this sketch. Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup again!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful CAS! Perfect inspiration for all those stampers that need quick and easy cards! Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

Lisa said...

I really love the simple elegance of this card. I used Dasher for my card, too! It's the first thing that came to mind when I saw this challenge.