Monday, December 11, 2017

Free Shipping Today Only & Danish Nisse Punch Art for Color Throwdown

Looking for some challenges to spur me on yesterday, I found a new colour challenge at the Color Throwdown challenge blog:

Black, red and gray immediately made me think of the Danish nisse - Christmas gnomes, so prevalent in Scandinavian holiday decor:

So, I began to formulate how I could create one using punch art! Here's how it turned out:

  • The card is not layered, as the single card base really adds to the cleanness of the Scandinavian look. I just added some ink splotches along with some embossed splotches using White Stampin' Emboss Power and the stamp from Timeless Textures.
  • The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set. I really liked the font from this set for this challenge.
  • The foliage is from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, die cut from Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Basic Black cardstock, and bow die cut from Real Red cardstock. I also used the Martha Stewart leaf punch.
  • The little nisse himself is created from the following punches and put together with Glue Dots: the Fox Builder punch for the body with the haunches trimmed off; the Holly Berry Builder punch for the bow at his neck; the 3/4" circle punch for the head; the Bow Builder* punch for the hat and stripe on the body; the 1/2" circle punch for the pompom on his hat. 
  • *I punched out the long loop piece of the bow and cut it in two, one end slightly longer than the other. The longer end, I curved using the 3/4" punch. I punched a 1/2" pompom from Whisper White cardstock and glued it on the end of the hat where the square tab from the bow is at.

Stampin' Up! has pulled another surprise promotion on us! Today you have another Free Shipping Day from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm Mountain Time (11:00 pm Sunday - 10:59 pm Monday Pacific Time) This is good for any kind of orders, so you can contact me with your order no later than 7 pm tonight and I'll submit it OR you can submit it yourself on line by going to my On-Line Store and shopping for yourself. Please use the Host Code: K3U2S7BC if your order is under $200. If it is $200 or over you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards, and so you won't want to forfeit those by using the Host Code. There is no minimum order, so you won't be penalized by the flat rate shipping charge if you want to place an order under $100.

Remember you only have a few hours to respond! Let those who may be buying for you for Christmas know as well and give them my contact info.

Have a great Monday!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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