I wanted to play along with the Moxie Fab Stretch Your Holiday Style Challenges. I am very happy on how my cards turned out. But sadly I have misplaced my camera download cable and hence had to resort to scanning of my cards which sucks and which does not capture the colors and the 3d feeling very well.
Anyways here are my cards. Sorry for the long post :)
1) First one is the Clear and Graphic Style challenge.
I used the PTI Merry and Bright stamp set and directly stamped on the base card stock and then added the sentiment with some gems on it for added color. The sentiment was cut out using Nestabilities Oval label set.
Stamp - PTI Merry and Bright,
Paper - PTI Soft Stone, PTI Rustic Cream
Ink - PTI New Leaf, PTI Avocado, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - Nestabilities, Red colored Gems
2) Second in the list was A Vintage and Shabby Chic challenge.
I used the small ornamental tree from the Home for Holidays set and then stamped it in New Leaf on a kraft cardstock. I sponged the edges with some Ranger distress Ink. I stamped a patterned paper with PTI Text Background. Some Lace and brown ribbon and the sentiment attached with a pin completed the card. This card is totally influenced by my friend Chris who in my opinion is the Guru of Shabby Chic. You can see her blog here.
Stamp - PTI Home for Holidays, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper - PTI Rustic Cream, PTI Kraft, PTI White CS and My Minds Eye DP
Ink - PTI New LEaft, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Lace Ribbon, PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Generic Pin, Nestabilties Tags
3) Third is the A Fun and Cute Challenge.
I used this hedgehog stamp that I had gotten from Wally's a while ago. I used the PTI Lavendar Moon CS. I do not use this CS much :) I stamped the big cirlces from PTI Polka Dot Basics II directly on the CS using Lavendar Moon Ink. Then I used some polka dot DP from My Minds eye. The image was colored with Copics and then cut out with Oval Label Nestabilities. The sentiment is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages and two Lavender Moon buttons completed the card.
Stamp - PTI Mega Mixed Messages, PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Clear HedgeHog Stamp
Paper - PTI Lavendar Moon, My Minds eye DP, PTI White CS
Ink - PTI Lavendar Moon, PTI Pure Poppy, Copics
Other - Nestabilities Oval Label, PTI Vintage Lavendar Moon Button, Copic SPICA Glitter Pen
4) Fourth was the A Classy and Elegant Challenge.
I want to apologize for the bad photo. The scanner squished the ribbons. I used the DP from the DCVW - I cannto remember the name. I kept it simple with some ribbon, pearls and the image from PTI Holiday Tags set. I really liked how it came out. The photo does not do proper justice to the card.
Stamp - PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection
Paper - PTI Scarlett Jewel, Ripe Avacado CS, DCVW DP
Ink - PTI Ripe Avocado Ink
Other - PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, Pearl Embellishment
5) The Last one was Stamped Element Challenge.
I was inspired by the card that was featured in this post by Dawn McVey. So I used the Guidlines II CS from PTI and the Guidelines II Stamp and created my background. I used the sentiment from PTI Holiday Wishes. Kept it simple. I really liked how this turned out. Again the scanned image does not do any justice.
Stamp - PTI Guidelines II, PTI Holiday Wishes
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, PTI New Leaf, PTI Dark Chocolate CS
Paper - PTI Shimmer White CS, PTI GuideLines II CS, PTI White and Generic Gold/Kraft colored CS
Other - Red Gross Grain Ribbon, Marvy Square Scalloped Punches
Thanks for reading through my long post.