Why is it that I always get inspiration for a card when I really should be doing something else? Well here it is. After taking delivery of my new goodies from the catalogue (and once I'd got round to mounting all the stamp sets) I had to have a play with these two sets, Varsity alphabet and the really cute Polar Pals. Apologies if I cause anyone offence by using 'XMAS' rather than 'Christmas' however I would have needed a very large card to fit the proper spelling on! It looks quite complicated but believe me it is easy with a few strategically placed post-it notes and a stamp-a-ma-jig. All the images are from Polar Pals (and these aren't all the stamps in the set) the 'xmas' is the varsity alphabet and the 'merry' is from another current set whose name escapes me at the moment -sorry. I started by stamping the large letters in a new In-Colour, Lucky Limeade, then after cutting some letters from post-it notes to use as a mask I stamped the penguins, stockings and candy canes and finally the trees which are all on one stamp. All the images were coloured using a blender pen and some Dazzling Diamonds were added around the card for some sparkle. This idea could also be used for a personalised card with 'Merry Christmas' on the banner and a name in place of the large lettering. I am going to enter this card for the St.Luke's Charity Card Challenge, whose theme this month is 'Masculine' as I think it would make a great card for a "Little Man".
The Varsity alphabet is a considered purchase but did you know that, with the new Hostess Benefits, if you place an order for £300 you can purchase ANY item in the catalogue at a 50% reduction as well as £50 Hostess Pounds to spend on whatever you like in any current catalogue*? So why not host a workshop or, if you prefer, collect orders from friends and place the order with me. What have you got to lose?
(* Hostess Pounds cannot be used to purchase your 50% item and 50% item does not count towards your Workshop total)