Monday, December 07, 2009

11 Pipers piping...

Well, the house is quiet now that my girls and my sister have left! Wow, it was so wonderful having them here! We laughed, played cards, crafted and ate til we practically burst, then laughed some more! I miss them so much when they aren't here!

I am trying to catch up with the challenges over at Our Creative Corner and have combined two of them into one card. I've turned the sketch (above) 90 degrees to the right for my card. I've also made the card to fit the theme "12 Days of Christmas" with one of my favorite stamps from Judikins. My card fits the lyric "Eleven pipers piping,"!

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me...
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtledoves,
And a partridge in a pear tree!

For this card, I stamped my Piper on Whisper White Cardstock, masked him, then stamped my Musical score (Rubber Stampede) with Versamark and embossed with Pirate's Gold powder. I aged the card with Memento Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa inks, then colored the piper with Copic Sketch Markers. I adhered the stamped panel to a green cardstock, then to a diamond pattern background paper, and finally to a stonewashed green card. I added a satin ribbon and bow, holly leaves, gold pearls and a sentiment chipboard piece from K & Co. I punched a gold glittery diamond edge with an EK Success punch and created a diamond on the ribbon with more gold pearls. Card size: 5 3/4 x 5 inches

My next card is a sweet card using only gold and white for color. I stamped my Manger (Stampendous) on a piece of Whisper White cardstock I cut with a Scalloped Square Nestabilities using the Cuttlebug. I layered that piece to a glittery gold Fleur de lis Nestabilities cut out. I embossed two-thirds of a white panel with the Swiss Dots folder from the Cuttlebug, and stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with gold powder. I wrapped white satin ribbon around my swiss dots panel, mounted my manger piece with pop dots, and added a satin bow and gold pearls to finish the card. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

A good friend loaned this delightful bunny stamp to me, and I knew she was perfect for the Designer Paper from S.E.I. called WinterSong. I just love every sheet in that pad! I colored her with Copics and cut her out with sharp scissors. I mounted her to the dp, then to the coordinating cardstock included in the pad. I searched through my stash and found the pretty pink check paper and layered that to another piece of the Wintersong DP. The pieces were adhered to a white card, and a satin ribbon was added with pretty rickrack. I finished the card with a pink button, pearls and rhinestones. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches


  1. Wow this is just stunning, I may have to borrow some ideas from this.

  2. Beautiful card. Just stunning! Thanks for playing with Stamps & Smiles and Our Creative Corner. I hope you will play with us again.

    Jen SASSC DT

  3. Whoa, here are three fabulous cards! I don't even know where to start in telling you what I like about them so let me say I LOVE everything you did here. I especially love your Piper. What a great stamp and you have colored him beautifully. You really rocked the 12 Days challenge! So happy you could play along with us this week at the OCC!

  4. Beauitful cards Darsie, I LOVE them all! Great job with our weekly sketch - its a keeper and your OCC card is stunning - WOW!

    Thanks for playing along with our weekly sketch challenge & the OCC ~ Jennifer :)

  5. Congratulations on your 12 Days card being featured on the OCC this week. Your Piper is simply PERFECT! So happy you were able to play along with us this week!

  6. WOWZER - Darsie!!! Your OCC card is AMAZING!!! Perfect interpretation of the challenge!!! Hugs ~S~


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