Thursday, December 1, 2011

DYSU challenge #48-Ribbon

So glad to have you back for a new challenge at Do You Stack Up?! This week we have an easy on for you. We want you to use Ribbon (or anything that ties)!

This week's Sponsors:

Stamp Fairy
Winner’s Choice of 3 Digis

Copic Marker Scrapbooking
6 Copic Ciao Markers (North/South America), Martha Stewart punch (rest of the world)

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps
Charlotte with a Rose and Scooter Chloe Rubber Stamps

I used this adorable Santa image from Stamp Fairy for this week's challenge. I did most of the coloring on the computer prior to printing the image. For the first card, I fussy cut Santa, added beads to all the uncolored areas, a bit of glitter to the belt buckle and Glossy Accents to the lights. I'm sure the tree will look much more festive when the lights are added. I used a bit of baker's twine to the top of the tree as the "anything that ties".

I printed the image within a circular Christmas sentiment for my next card. I used a warm grey Copic to color the background of the circle so the white in the image would stand out.  Again, I added Glossy Accents to the lights. I used  a strip of pleated ribbon along the bottom of the image. Same image, two different looks. This Santa was a blast to work with!


  1. Fabulous cards, love them both.....


  2. Love these cards Mary Jo - so bright and cheerful. That tree is awesome.
    Denise xx

  3. both cards are gorgeous Mary Jo, love the tree in the first one all the scalloped layers look so pretty

  4. what gorgeous pleated ribbon! great paper selection on both cards! and i love the beads on your first santa! how did you accomplish that?!

  5. wonderful and adorable!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. WONDERFUL cards, Mary! LOVE the glossy accents, clear beads, and how you made that awesome Christmas tree!