Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge – Anything Goes

Hello Blogging Friends,

First, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Years and I hope that your New Year is filled with much success and that all your wishes and desires come true.  I have some more fun news for you today!  For the month of December, I was a guest designer for Loves Rubberstamps.  Laura, the owner, asked me to join the team and I have gladly accepted!  You should stop by the store and see all the gorgeous stamps, papers and embellishments she carries.

So this is my first official post as a member of the Loves Rubberstamps Design Team!  The challenge for this week is Anything Goes!  These are always a lot of fun.  We are also sponsored by The Cutting Cafe this week.

I colored up the Heidi image by Wee Stamps on cryogen paper with my copics.  The background papers are all My Mind’s Eye, Lost and Found .  Since Heidi is all bundled up, I decided to shake up the image a bit and make it a shaker card.  This is actually very simple to do.  I used the Spellbinders Labels 18 dies and cut out a border.  I then cut another die cut using the large label die out of clear envelope packaging.  I glued the clear die cut to the border and set it aside to dry.  After I colored the image, I used 3M double sided tape and put it around the edges of the image which I also cut out with the large Spellbinders Labels 18 die.  After putting the 3M tape around the image, I decided it needed a little more height, so I added another layer of double sided tape.  (Be sure to seal the image completely with the tape or the flakes will fall out. After I added the double sided tape, I added the snow.)  Then I removed the backing of the double sided tape and put the border with the clear packaging tape over the image.  Whala! You have a shaker card with snow around the image!

Copics used:
Hair:  E29, E35, E39
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E13
Jacket:  E51, E53, E55, R24, R27, R89
Skirt:  R24, R27, R89
Boots/Muff:  E51, E53, E55
Bow:  R24, R27, R89, W3, W5, W7, W10
Scarf:  W3, W5, W7, W10

I just simply cut out this pretty image from the My Minds Eye Lost & Found paper stack.  It matched perfectly.

Paper:  My Minds Eye Lost & Found
Dies:  Spellbinders 18
Snow:  Martha Stewart Snow and Carrara Marble (course)
Embellishments:  Twine, ribbon, button

Get on over to Loves Rubberstamps and enter your latest creation into the Anything Goes challenge.  

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!
Blessings until next time…


  1. Welcome to the team! This is so adorable, love the cute image and the great design! Cute!

  2. I second that welcome to the team Athina! That is such a fabulous card, love the coloring and all the details on your card!

  3. Beautiful work!
    Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!
    <3 Pam, PDE DT

  4. So adorably cute! Love the snow and the fun layout.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Dangina

  5. This is lovely Athina! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Little Miss Muffet. Deb

  6. Hi Athina, this is so pretty and the colours are a fantastic choice.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Hope we see you again in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Sheryl Hugs xx

  7. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge this week at Charisma! Gem :)

  8. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz, and good luck.

    Caz CC DT

  9. It's so life-like, the snow makes her really look cold. Awesome work!

  10. I have a soft spot for shaker cards, Athina! You know the way to my heart! lol Thanks for sharing another project with us at RTB

  11. Wow, this is such a beautiful and creative card! The image is darling! I love the snow shaker and will have to scraplift that idea! :) Love it!

  12. Thank you for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

  13. This is absolutely adorable Athina! I have never tried a shaker card - it is on my list of things to try out. Your card makes me want to try it now - LOL! This is such a perfect imag eto use and she looks so cute with the little snow! I am SOOOO SUPER EXCITED to have you on our team!


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