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Dasher in the Snow

Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday and welcome to Jaydee's SU stamping space.  And before we get going on the card, I'd like to give a shout out - and thank you - to Terri U. :-) 

Well, we are back in to the swing of things!  I did manage to spend some time in my stamping space yesterday and a little tonight ....and to do some challenges.  This challenge is for the stamping411 challenge number 122.  Now, you know that I'm a real fan of the Operators at Stamping411 - and encourage you to mosey on across there to see the amazing inspiration and submission cards. You are guaranteed to be inspired.  Also... I really encourage you to participate in their challenges.

As for me.... well.... I'm not sure my mojo is really where it should be.  I had this great idea for Dasher on acetate in a shaker card.  let's just say that the idea was great in concept... but .... errr..... well... disastrous in execution.  I putzed and faffed for 2 hours - and it was really bad.  Here's a thumbnail.

Dasherbad

I had thought this through on the plane and it really seemed good in my befuddled brain.  Well, all I can tell you is that the flight back must have been way too long... (well it did take nearly 30 hours to get back :-)) because when I put it together..... aaaarrrrggggh!   Oh well.... there you go - it has potential.... but as my dear, late English teacher, Mrs Tucker, would say "An E for effort, dear!" .  So.. it was back to the drawing board.

I still wanted to use Dasher.   (My hubby has decided an intervention is required because I'm addicted to Dasher.  However, I really like showing you the variety of things you can do with a single stamp.)  So, after my disaster, it was back to the drawing board.  I still wanted to do Dasher in the snow - but took a different tack.

I was much happier the second time around, but still want to work on the shaker card idea!  I put the disaster version out for you as I think someone may be able to take the idea and really make something of it!  Here's the second version.

S411122v2

I created a more ethereal winter scene by tearing a piece of vellum and then glueing glitter on the vellum.  I also glittered the snowflake.  Here's a close-up for you.

S411122closeup

I wanted to defocus the sentiment, so stamped that on vellum, too.  I used the embossing folder for the background, especially as it mimics Dasher's horns.  

A really quick card that is easy to put together and the whole card from start to finish took me 15 minutes, which was great considering how long I had spent on the first version! :-)

If any of you are inspired by my first disastrous version of Dasher - I would LOVE to see what you do with it to make it work.  I think the shaker card has potential, but it's going to need me to spend a little more time thinking about it.  However, if you do something....please post a link in the comments to share with everyone.

As always, thank you for spending time in my area of the stamping blogosphere.  Your visits are always much appreciated - as are your comments.  It's your comments - and knowing that you pop by regularly that keep me doing this.  So, if you feel inclined, please share a comment and please..... share a link to something that you have created.  If you have been inspired to create something out of a card that you have seen on my blog.... we would love to see it.

I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday and that you get to spend time doing the things you love - with those you love the most.

Peace

Jaydee

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