Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Claire with Nutcracker

Welcome to my stop on Paper Makeup Stamps December Fan Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Lindsy's Blog. If you didn't, you'll want to make yourself comfy and start at the beginning with the PMS Blog where you'll find a full list of participants. We have lots of beautiful winter and holiday creations for your viewing pleasure AND you'll want to comment all along the way. {wink} One lucky commenter will be drawn to win a grab bag of PMS stamp goodies. Comments will close on December 14th.

And now for my card! I just had the pleasure of watching my niece dance in The Nutcracker on Saturday night and I was inspired to use the Claire Fairy and Nutcracker stamps on my card. The sentiment is the freebie you get with any PMS order while supplies last.

I chose this designer paper from Echo Park Merry Christmas because I love the music from the ballet. It's kind of hard to see, but I embossed the edge of the DP with gold ink and powder. Claire is colored with prismacolor pencils and baby oil. Stickles give her sparkly wings. Then I embossed the full size Nutcracker in gold and cut him out for an accent, because of the life-size one that Claire sees in her dream sequence.

Thanks for hopping by today and your next stop is Lisa McKinney!

Stamps: Claire Fairy, Nutcracker and Seasons Greetings by Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Cherry Cobler, Gold, Pure Luxury White, Echo Park Merry Christmas DP
Ink: Colorbox Gold Pigment, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Gold EP, Diamonds Stickles, Dimensionals, SU! Oval Punches, Long Rectangle Nesties, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Ribbon
Challenges: F4A41 Nutcracker Suite

21 comments:

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh, great way to use both of these stamps on the same card...is the sugar plum fairy on the inside?? haha...

Merry Christmas!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

ooh, a stamping combo! Just lovely, Michelle!

Christi Snow said...

oooh, I like the way that you used the Nutcracker and Claire on this. beautiful card! smiles...

Katie Cotton said...

oh i love how you used both stamps!!!!! This is great!!!

Tina said...

Positively beautiful!

Carma said...

I love the embossed Nutcracker and the dp is perfection!! Fabulous idea!

Danni said...

Love the paper you used...perfect for these images...wonderful, wonderful card!!

Shaela said...

this is beautiful - LOVE that red music dp!!

daisey1977 said...

What a gorgeous card!! That designer paper is awesome!!

Lori Ingebritson said...

Your card will be a keepsake! I remember sitting by my dad listening to The Nutcracker on his old record player while he explained the musical to me. Sweet!

FibreJunky said...

Beautiful card! How special it must have been to watch your niece dance.

Miria said...

A gorgeous ballet inspired Christmas card, Michelle! It's an adorable stamped image combo! Miria:)

Irit Shalom said...

Just love your card!Thanks for the hop!

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful card! Love the color scheme.

Stephanie Zito said...

Michelle your card is sooo pretty! I love your colouring and choice of dp!

Kristie said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! Love how you left the Nutcracker uncolored.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

How perfect to use the music DP with these images!! Beautiful card!

Crafty Engineering said...

Love how you used both the nutcracker and Claire on one card...like setting up the scene! Beautiful job!

Lillian Child said...

Your holiday card is so very lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours!

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Michelle said...

oh me love fairies :D...great card Michelle...very pretty!

amy said...

Your niece loves this card! It will likely end up on her dresser with her nutcracker collection. Thanks!