There's a blog hop featuring some of the fantastic ARTplorations stencils in the shop over at STAMPlorations. Today is day number three, but there will be inspiration coming at you for the next few days, so be sure to check it out.
I used Merry Go Round for today's project. Now I don't know about you, but when I saw this stencil I immediately thought of peppermint candies. You know, the ones wrapped in cellophane in the bowl by the cashier at Big Boy!
I started by putting the stencil down a bit askew and inking with Spun Sugar. Then I put it down straight and inked with Festive Berries. If you look at the close up, you can see the pink drop shadows behind the red. Just an added touch.
But alas, my "askew" left a white strip along the right edge of my cardbase. What to do? Enter the strips of recycled envelope liner and polka dot PP!
I had chosen this playful Santa image from Santa is Here to match the playful nature of the candy ;) Copic colored him and die cut him with a circle. Added light Tumbled Glass to the circle as a sky and then decided that a light blue frame would be good too. Enter the stitched circle frame.
Then the lightbulb went on. Cellophane candy wrapper. Enter recycled stamp packaging. I snipped into strips of it with scissors to make the fringe. Crumpled them up and glued them to the back of a larger red die cut circle.
Heat embossed sentiment snippets finished off my card. Hope you likey! If you're not hopping, but would like to, you can find all the info here. SOOO much inspiration. You really should check it out. My first card for the hop is in this post, BTW. Have a good one.
I'm joining in at this fun challenge:
Creative with Stamps - #9 Use Christmas Stamps