Friday, November 20, 2009


Sorry about the picture quality. I haven't been able to get the lighting quite right lately. Today's card is for Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. It is a simple card sketch, but I just couldn't get what I really wanted. This is what I have settled for.

  • I started out with a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Basic Black card base.
  • On a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 Basic Black square I stamped Dasher with my new Frost White Shimmer Paint. I then cut him in half both ways. Each 1 1/4 square is mounted on a 1 1/2 square of Ruby Red Holiday Lounge DSP. These four squares are then mounted on to a 3 1/2 square of Whisper White and then adhered to the card base.
  • For the sentiment, I again used my new Frost White Shimmer Paint and the "Merry Christmas" stamp from Holiday Best on Basic Black. This was punched out with the scallop circle punch. I punched another scallop circle from the same Ruby Red Holiday Lounge DSP and layered the two circles together.
  • The ribbon is the Whisper White Organza ribbon. I simply tied a small knot and adhered it to the inside of the card and to the back of the scallop circle layer.
  • Done!
I haven't used a Basic Black card base in a while so I hope you enjoy this one. Stop by Pals Paper Arts to try the challenge or just see what the other stampers have come up with. You might get some inspiration. Thanks for visiting.



  1. Looks like Dasher is outside passing by!

  2. I couldn't get my camera to do anything today either! They can certainly be stubborn sometimes... Your card is adorable! I think I am going to HAVE to get that little reindeer! I keep seeing him on things, and he's just a cutie patootie!

  3. One more reason to love the Dasher stamp!

  4. I love this, Roberta! How creative you are to think of using the Dasher stamp this way! Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along at PPA!

  5. Thanks for playing @ PPA!

    We hope you'll come see our Paper Artist Picks Wednesday, November 25.

    AND of course, play in our next challenge Thursday, November 26.

  6. What a cool concept! I like what you have done with Dasher! Thanks for playing @ PPA!