Sunday, December 6, 2009

Stamping 411 and Elvis

I discovered a new challenge blog this weekend thanks to Allison of Stampin When I Can. She posted a link to a sketch from Stamping 411 and I knew it would be perfect for me! I've made about two dozen holiday cards featuring this Elvis image. I'll be sharing other versions later, but this version was inspired by Sketch 128 from Stamping 411. I'm trying to keep the holiday cards simple this year since I still have so many to make! Last year my cards had so many layers, I'm trying to cut back this year.
Elvis is from Cornish Heritage Farms. The sentiment is from Stampendous. The button is from a bag I picked up at my LSS. The story is going out of business, unfortunately, but as a result, I got a deal on the buttons. I bought an assorted bag of navy, one of medium blue and one of vanilla. They are great assortments of sizes and shapes. I used neenah white paper for the base because it's a heavy weight, but I used Stampin UP's whisper white for the image because of the smooth finish - images like these with lots of ink and detail seem to come out better on this paper.
Thanks, as always, for looking!
Stamps: CHF, Stampendous
Ink: night of navy
Paper: neenah white, whisper white, night of navy, ballet blue
Accessories: Ribbon, button


Karen H. (kthaman) said...

Great card. And thanks for the link to another challenge site. I can't seem to stamp without them any more!

RDH said...

Great card!!! I love that stamp!!! Welcome to Stamping's a wonderful place!!!
Heather RDH

Kay Kalthoff said...

LOVE it! I love blue Christmas cards and this one is awesome!

Robin Merriman said...

Your card is great even if I am now singing Blue Christmas in my head! LOL!
Bang up job on the sketch this week - thanks for playing along with the 411!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

WOW!!!! This is fantabulous!!!

Patti Chesky said...

My mother-in-law would LOVE this card. She is an Elvis fan above no other. Beautiful job!

gbarron56 said...

Michelle -- what a great card! You did a fabulous job with this week's sketch challenge. I'm so glad that you found Stamping 411 and decided to play along with our challenge. I hope you'll come back week after week and share some more great projects with us! Blessings, Gretchen

Connie said...

That is an AWESOME stamp image! I'm so glad you found us! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I am happy you found us over at Stamping 411 and great job with your first sketch!! This is awesome and I love that image of Elvis!! Thanks for playing along!

Selene Kempton said...

I LOVE ELVIS!@!!!! This is so cool, what a great stamp! Awesome Job!