Saturday, February 6, 2016

Merry Monday #190 and Inkspirational #101

Whilst perusing some card challenges I saw the word Polaroid  on the Stamping Smiles Tic-Tac-Toe board and remembered that I bought the PTI Polaroid die a long time ago and never used it.  I made two cards with it, neither of them eligible for the TTT challenge. :(  First up is one for Merry Monday. You are to use a Santa and would you believe I only have one Santa stamp, and a little one at that.
Santa is part of a snow globe set by YNS and I colored him with Distress Inks.  I inked up the MFT brick stencil and tore a piece of white paper to act as snow on my chimney top.  The sentiment is also from MFT.

Inkspirational had this lovely photo for their inspiration.
I loved that frame behind the love board and used my Polaroid to get the same feel.

After ink smooshing some watercolor paper, I die cut and edged it with gold embossing.  The love from SSS is three layers with the top one stamped with the W & W wood panel.  I wanted the same gold for the heart so it is embossed and placed where I cut the 'O' out.  If you notice some dimension on the heart it's because I first embossed a floral design on white but didn't like it and rather than start over I just embossed over it. I quite like the results.  The texture in the background is from PTI's linen texture plate.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope your weekend is going well.

13 comments:

  1. so perfectly clean looking. my whites, somehow always seem to get a smudge. :) visiting you from the Merry Monday site.

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  2. Love that you were inspired by the challenge and then couldn't enter it lol. Both cards are fab Bobby, especially that fab Santa in the chimney!

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  3. Such a cute little Santa! And I love the chimney you've created for him. He's the perfect size for your polaroid frame. And your smooshed frame is fabulous. Love the word die and the sweet little heart. Two sweet cards. Bev

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  4. I've shot a polaroid of my own today, Bobby!!! Great minds? LOve the blue with the gold edging ... stunning!
    =]

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  5. Two fantastic cards using the die-cut frame Bobby. Love the little Santa popping up out of the chimney. :) ... and the sentiment is just perfect. :) And LOVE your smooshed frame, the colour is GORGEOUS! xx

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  6. love your adorable Santa popping out the chimney, perfect photo op with the Polaroid frame :)
    Christine A

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  7. You've proven that one Santa is enough, especially one as adorable as yours, popping up from the chimney and captured "in action" in your polaroid frame! Clever! Your smooshed blue/gold frame...oh my! Stunning! Thrilled to see you share this gem in the Ink gallery...I'm enamoured!
    Hugs~c

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  8. I love that you were open to the whispers of Serena Dipity, Bobby, because that first card was meant to be and it's sure to be another winner!! And the same for the second card - brilliant design!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. Both of these cards are fantastic, Bobby! Love the Santa and the brick chimney and think my stash is lacking that stencil. Love the smooshed color on the second frame! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. Bobby...both of your cards are fabulous but that sweet Santa just steals the show!

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  11. Two very cute cards, I love that frame, so many ways to use it! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  12. What a sweet little Santa, Bobby ... popping out of his torn-paper-snow chimney ... so cute! What a brilliant take on the inspiration photo ... the sense of depth and texture from the smooshing on the frame and stamping on the die cut is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

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