Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dasher, Dasher, Dasher



I wanted to try my hand at something quick and easy today, and Dasher seemed to be calling my name! I love this little stamp, which is one of the under $10 stamps featured on Page 208 of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog. Since Dasher is vintage in appearance, I selected a vintage styled greeting from the Grateful Greetings set, a Holiday Mini selection which will be available September 1st. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Valentine sentiments are also part of this set of twelve. Of course, my new found favorite ribbon, Sleigh Bells, completes the card.
  • Prepare a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base from Old Olive textured card stock.
  • Ink Dasher in Chocolate Chip and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Repeat with Real Red and Old Olive, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect alignment. Mat onto Old Olive, followed by Real Red. As a final mat layer, use Chocolate Chip which was been punched using the Scallop Edge Punch. Adhere to the card base.
  • Add a snippet of Sleigh Bells ribbon as illustrated in the photograph.
  • Ink the Christmas Greetings sentiment from Grateful Greetings with Chocolate Chip and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Mat onto Old Olive. For a unique touch, use the Designer Label Punch on Real Red card stock. Cut into half horizontally, adhering a piece to both the top and bottom of the sentiment mat.
  • Add two small Clear Rhinestone Circle Brads for a touch of bling.
  • Adhere on top of the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Wasn't that quick and easy? I like the vintage look and the use of the non-traditional Christmas colors of brown and olive. As for Dasher, I haven't quite decided on his style. At times he looks Deco, and at other times almost Victorian. I guess I would classify him as "Deco Victorian" and "positively precious"!
Don't forget that Wednesday is the big day. The second set of Pals Paper Arts "Artists Picks" will be named. Will you be one of the three? And, if you missed out on last week's sketch challenge, this week the PPA will feature an inspiration challenge. You can view my inspiration card here at The Stampin' Schach at 5:00 AM CST Thursday morning! Remember to "Play at PPA"!



Order Your Stampin' Up! Supplies Now!
Stamp Sets: Grateful Greetings (116511---Available September 1), Dasher (116816)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red (103133), Old Olive (102277)
Paper: Old Olive textured (108697---Earth Elements Assorted), Old Olive (100702), Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Designer Label Punch (107590), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)
Embellishments: Sleigh Bells Ribbon (116795---Available September 1), Clear Circle Rhinestone Brads (113144)

24 comments:

....Linda.... said...

Dasher is on my list to order and he certainly looks great here in every color! Beautiful card with the right amount of Christmas!

Dale said...

Oh my word Laurie, you really rocked this card. Love it!

GCgirl said...

I really like this card...the colors, of course the ribbon and I especially like what you did with the designer label. I will be trying that in the near future ;-).

Anonymous said...

This is one of the greatest cards I have ever seen! My Dasher stamp is on order and I can't wait to get started. I am making all my Christmas cards this year, rather than buying the "generics" that everybody else has. I know that Dasher will be an integral part of my Christmas sentiments! I agree with you on the Victoriana Deco styling, which is a personal favorite for me. I can't wait to try out the non-traditional colors that compliment the tradition Christmas colors. Wow! Awesome card!

Margaret Moody said...

Oooo! I love this, Ann! So simple but so pretty! Very nice! I'm putting the Dasher stamp on my next order!

Gina Shaw said...

Oh, Ann, this is one of the prettiest Christmas cards I've ever seen! 100 times better than anything you can buy in a store! You do such great work.

Melissa said...

Again, this is a stunner! You just stop that! ;)

I love what you did with the label punch - that is really genius! You are one smart cookie!

These colors are awesome! I get tired of traditional colors, so this brown just does it for me!

Anonymous said...

I love today and yesterday's cards they are outstanding!!!!!michellemallett@comcast.net

Mary Fish said...

I'm charmed by what you did with the sentiment. That font is darling . . . why didn't I include that set from the mini. The ribbon is gorgeous.

Another extraordinary card! Hugs, Mary

Martha said...

Wow Ann another beautiful card. This one is really striking. I love how clean it looks. Love how you did your label and I love that ribbon too! I just love your card!!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Who are you? Laurie? *smile* This card is so beautiful. The things you can with one little stamp. Hugs,

Stephanie said...

Ann, both Dash and Christmas Cocoa card from Monday are gorgeous!!! I love your style and using the punch to highlight your greeting was a touch of brilliance because it looks fab!

Good luck as you start the new school year! Your students are very fortunate to have a teacher as devoted as you!

Patti MacLeith said...

Dasher is DASHING! I love how you turned that label punch on it's end. Clever!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Dasher is on my next order! So glad too now that I see your card.

Carrie said...

I am loving this stamp too! The card is beautiful- those colors are so perfect together.

tanjafussell said...

Oh, I love, love, love this!!!! NOw I'm gonna have to get this stamp, too!!!

Nancy Riley said...

PERFECTION!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

STUNNING - I got this image from the Decor Elements Hostess lev 2 - I totally missed this as a stamp! You know what is going on my next order!! Thanks Ann :)

Cheekie's Ink Pad said...

This card is darling!! I love it a lot!

BJ said...

Ann, I swear your are getting commissions from SU! Every one is ordering this stamp because you rocked it! Love it.
BJ

Terry Molineux said...

Ann I love this card....I do not have this set but wish I did I would love to duplicate it! TFS

MaryR said...

This is such a beautiful card - love it!

Studio M by Marian said...

Adorable! xo, Marian

Sue said...

Ann - I love this card. I CASEd it and simplified a little to use the supplies I have on hand. My version is at http://sewscrapandstamp.blogspot.com/2009/10/christmas-christmas-and-more-christmas.html