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Dasher - Christmas in July

Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday!

Stamping411 had a great challenge this week.  I'd been looking at my new Stampin Up Dasher stamp and wondering how I could use it.  I saw this layout and thought... OK... Christmas in July!  I also love the new Merry Moments DSP and decided to use them both together. I love the results and will definitely be ordering more of the paper.  The sentiment is from the Many Merry Messages set. 

This is definitely a card my friends will be receiving this Christmas!  I used Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the two stars and on two stars on Dasher's horns.  I stamped the images on Shimmery White card stock.  It's going to be one of my favorite card stock choices for Christmas Cards.  I stamped Dasher in Real Red Ink and then wiped off the ink on his horms and used the Crushed Curry Marker to fill in the horns.  I used Crushed Curry ink for the star and Garden Green ink for the sentiment.

Jaydee tip:  For putting glitter onto small areas, I prefer the Tombow Adhesive.  Of all the things I've tried, this is the one that works best for me.  It's white when it first goes on, but dries clear and I find I have almost no loss of the glitter afterwards.  I also use the Embossing Buddy to make the paper less static before I apply the glitter.  One more tip..... tired of chasing bits of glitter around your workspace?  I found a great way to deal with that.  I bought Swiffer dry sweeing cloths and keep them in my stamping space.  I cut a small piece of a single sheet and it does an amazing job of picking up the glitter.  One other thing... .make sure you buy the ones that aren't scented! They are overpowering with their smell of vanilla and lavender.  (I love the smell of vanilla when I'm eating ice cream... but I'm not fond of vanilla in perfumes.) Cutting a small piece of the sweeping cloths makes sure that they last a long time.  They really do make clean up of glitter and embossing powder so much easier.

On the personal front:  what a glorious day again today.  I love Sunday's where I can spend time creating, time on my deck and time with my DH.  He's home for a couple of weeks, which is really great.  I got to play around with more of my new stamps today and have some great cards to put onto the blog.  I'll be putting up new pics every Monday thru Friday, so hope you will come back and visit. 

I hope you have an inkspirational day with time to spend doing the things you love.  As always thank you for visiting and spending time in your day in my little area of the stamping blogosphere.


P.S. Don't forget the do the poll.  It's always interesting to see what the favorite in-colors are.

Card recipe:  Real Red Card Stock (102482), Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (115672), Shimmery White Card Stock (101910), Garden Green card stock (102584).  Sentiment Many Merry Messages (116586).  Glitter:  Dazzling Diamonds (102023).  Inks:  Garden Green (102272), Crushed Curry (115659), Real Red (103133).