Sunday, 30 August 2009

The ski slope just keeps on appearing from nowhere...

I've used the beautiful never ending card that Di recently sent me (also shown here, with links to instructions) inspiration, and made one myself.

I used lots of my new favourite Designer Series Paper (DSP)...Ski Slope, and my new favourite Christmas stamp set, Christmas Classics:

List of Ingredients (all from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted, stamped images © Stampin' Up!):

Christmas Classics
Inks: Riding Hood Red Classic Ink
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Whisper White plain cardstock, Baja Breeze Textured cardstock
Accessories: Ski Slope DSP, stamp-a-ma-jig and SNAIL adhesive (zowie..that has gotr to be the shortest list of ingredients I've ever written up).

The Stampin' Up! Spring Mini catalogue says that Real Red is the colour in the paper...but I beg to disagree. The 'red' in the paper appears to me to have a bit of a pinkish I've used Riding Hood Red, although Rose Red would also have done the trick in a pinch.

I found the panels a bit tricksy to line up...and they were kind of catching on each other at I needed to do a bit of post-sticking trimming (UMMMM AHHHHH ;-)...but it worked in the end.

Just some more photoshop tinkering above, using Pioneer Woman's Photoshop actions. This one has had the B&W Beauty applied, followed by the quick edge burn. Love these little cuties so much :-)....the kids I mean (although the actions are pretty cute too)...hehehehe.

This one has had the Heartland action applied. That food wasn't all just happened to end up in front of him. Mr 3 has a decent appetite...but not THAT big!

Have a lovely Sunday everyone,


Sue said...

Hi Sam, Once again, gorgeous card. I am really going to have to make some of these, they're great! and I love this DSP. TFS.

susy said...

Love the card, those ski slope papers are gorgeous, have just ordered a set of them, thanks for the tip of matching up the red. Aren't the pioneer women's actions great, love her soft and ethereal, use it often at a lower opacity, on the right photo it is gorgeous.

Carol Dunstan said...

oooh, that has come up gorgeous Sam! You're making these for regional swaps right??? :P

Karen said...

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous! Love it Sam!


SharonD said...

Freakin' cool card Sam (and Di)! Will have to go and check out the instructions on Karen's blog...actually, I only live about 5 mins from her now so maybe I should just go see her!!!

KarenR said...

you've got the bug, OK next challenge I've seen someone from my team use DSP to make the card as opposed to CS with minimal stamped images that were cut as you've done - bit flimsier but looked real cool too - I'll see who does it first ;-)

PS you're welcome to visit Sharon

Ngaire in the said...

Thanks for showing us your Christmas card, I love the idea of this card and after seeing both yours and Di's I think I will have to give it a go. However I am not sure I could make over 50 of the little suckers for my Christmas cards this year.