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10.21.2009

Sleigh Ride + Blog Candy


Happy Hump Day, Bleeps*! Today, I have a special blog candy for you! I'm giving away one of Tracy Schultz's new Sleigh Ride stamp sets!! The card is a mini, measuring 4" x 4.25" and perfect to stash in holiday gift bags or on top of those famous fruit baskets! I kept the design simple and focused on holiday colors and themes so it can be given to anyone regardless of their religious affiliation. The photo does not depict the letter press technique I used with the Spellbinders Impressabilities, but you will just have to believe me when I say it's there. What I mean by it, is the embossed patterned with the white ink overlay. This is such a neat technique and you may find a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Beate!

Blog Candy Details

Contest Starts :: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 12:30 am EST
Contest Ends :: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST
One comment per person (unspecified)


Instructions
  1. Trim silver cardstock to 4" x 4.25" and set aside.
  2. Trim red cardstock to 3.5" x 3.75", then emboss (see tutorial link above).
  3. Mat red cardstock on silver cardstock.
  4. Trim silver cardstock to 1.25", then adhere a .5" strip of red cardstock on top and adhere to card front.
  5. Stamp image on white cardstock and color berries with marker.
  6. Adhere image to card front with foam adhesive.
  7. Adhere entire card front to a pre-cut red card base.
Supplies
  • Stamps :: The Petal Press - sleigh ride
  • Ink :: Papertrey Ink - smokey shadow; Stampin' Up! - white, real red marker
  • Paper :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy, white, silver shimmer
  • Tools :: Spellbinders - wizard, snowflake impressabilities
*Bleeps = blog peeps

34 comments:

Tiff said...

This is so elegant and classy!

katrynka said...

I'd love to win this set! I really like the look of the card you made.

thanks for the chance to win.

Deb Rymer said...

I love what you've been doing with this set, Ashley. Looks like a great one!

Courtney Baker said...

Cute card! I love the smaller card size!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Very elegant card. I bet the white embossed is fab in person. That is such a great technique!

lillianchild said...

Just something about sleighs - reminds me of the old Bing Crosby musicals where they ride around in the snow in a sleigh singing holiday caroles. Sleigh bells ring ... are you listening? Thanks for the chance to win!

Serendipity said...

I just love Tracy's new stamp set and would love the opportunity to win won....kind of an early Christmas present ;) Thanks for the opportunity!

i {heart} papers said...

So pretty! I love the white snowflakes on the red!

..::Paulina::.. said...

What a fun card, Ashley! Love that color combo!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Cute card Ashley! I love the detailing!

Deanna said...

Stunning!

rush8888 said...

i, too, am making WINTER cards. i like the snowflake overlay and will have to try that myself.

Meda said...

I too love making cards that can be given to anyone and I don't use sentiments either. Since I am Romanian I don't like to put English sentiments on my cards so I just leave them without.

Love the letterpress technique. Haven't tried it, but I am sure it looks super!

Janet said...

Ashley - this is beautiful and so elegant. I have this same impressability but haven't had the chance to use it - I will have to head over to Beate's blog and take a look at her tutorial.

Thanks for the chance to win such a great stamp set.

kari said...

I love the simplicity of this card. I'm going to have to try that technique.

Laura said...

The sleigh set is sweet -- you could make the four "varieties" of filled sleighs, plus use the decorative holly or pine cone stamps to make accents for tags! Thanks for the chance.

Erika said...

So, so pretty! I have been trying to figure out my Christmas card for this year and this set would do the trick! Thanks so much, Ashley!

Nathalie V. in CA said...

Beautiful card. I'd love to win this set!

Maile Belles said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the embossing technique, definitely need to give it a try. Love your photo too!

Simone P. said...

Very nice technique! I am always looking for new techniques to incorporate into my cards! Pretty color combo.

Sharon said...

What a fun little card to win!

Diannet said...

I feel in love with the stamp set with the first card posted on your website.

Thanks for giving us a chance to win the set!

Dianne

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love how simple and beautiful you made this card!!!

Nancy L. said...

great design!

pattylt said...

Love that card! You are right, it is perfect for any winter occasion, not just the holidays. This card looks so simple to put together (and we all need simple!) Thanks for sharing it.

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Love this elegant card! Loved your picture on the PaperCrafts blog today too = congrats on the well deserved win!

Stampin' Diva said...

love this little card. You are so right. Perfect for stashing onto gifts.

Laurel said...

Sleighbells ring... Are you listening.... LA LA LA! Now this tune will be in my head the rest of the day. What fun! Thanks!

connie said...

Such a pretty card! A got a wizard and just starting my collection. I love seeing projects using the impressabilities.

Mary B said...

Your card is so cute - I'm always a sucker for winter sleigh images. I enjoy reading your blog, and thanks for the chance to win your generous candy!

Winter said...

Great card! I love how elegant, but simple it is! Thanks for the chance to win, it looks like a fun set! :)

carpediem said...

Very nice card...thanks for sharing! laura j

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas stamps! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Love your site.

Lauralee
talascam@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashley,

I love your cards...so inspirational! This stamp set is really versatile. Perfect for anyone. Thanks for the chance to win!

Barbara

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