I do have a one card to share today. The Free 4 All challenge at SplitCoast Stampers was to be inspired by the Nutcracker Suite. At first I wasn't sure that I could be inspired, because with a beginner trumpeter in the house who is playing Nutcracker Suite at his Christmas concert next week - all that I have heard for a month is a beginner version of the piece with a new trumpeter who can't quite get all the notes. So I am having a love/hate relationship with this piece right now!
Then I remembered that I was browsing Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and fell in love with this Sweet Cocoa digital stamp, but I showed restraint and didn't buy it. This challenge was the perfect excuse! This stamp represents the mouse (battle!), the Chinese teacups and the Dance of the Snowflakes.
(IRL - the teacup matches the background paper!)
I used a variety of sparkle and shine on my image: Smooch Pearlized Top Coat on the candy cane, the mouses nose and the large snowflakes on the teacup; Dimensional Pearls on the marshmallows and StarDust Stickles on the small dots on the teacup.
The layout for this card comes from Card Patterns.
- Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Sweet Cocoa Digital Stamp
- Inks: Copics
- Papers: Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, PaperTrey Aqua Mist, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly dsp
- Accessories: Smooch Pearlized Top Coat, StarDust Stickles, Ranger Dimensional Pearls, PaperTrey die, PaperTrey AquaMist ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder