This Christmas card is for the SOS and Jingle Belles Bonus challenge to make a Christmas card with something that's at least a year old. Here's the link to the Jingle Belles blog where you can link your card as well. Everything on this card is over a year old. The image is a Hero Arts wired star that was embossed with silver ep on GinaK Blue Raspberry cardstock. The silver brads I've had forever, along with the SU! sentiment. The vertical border was done with a SNSS ribbon die, threaded with silver metallic ribbon, and placed on a MS punched snowflake border. Thanks to fun challenges like this, I have a pretty good Christmas stash already, so I'm prepared! It's great to use my stash to create cards too instead of running out to buy more schtuff!
I'm also going to enter the SOS #219 "Outta this World" challenge to use an "alien" on a card. I don't have anything close to an alien image, so I pulled out my trusty old owl punch and created my own "alien."
I punched the owl from black and green cardstock, trimming down the green portion to look like a costume coverall (sheet?) and added some incognito fussy cut glasses done with a Unity Stamp. I colored the glasses with fluorescent Copics, added glossy accents and finally some googly eyes from SU!. I used a very old retired SU! set to make the candy corn; colored them with Copics, and fussy cut each piece. I placed the owl on a white note tag punch (SU!), then placed it on an orange scalloped tag punch (SU!), adding Halloween ribbon and purple twine. Since the Unity stamp includes 3 images of glasses, I made 2 more tags with the remaining 2 pair. Here's all 3 together:
These will be attached to some Halloween treat bags for the upcoming holiday.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great weekend whatever you're doing!