Friday, October 30, 2015

Ho, Ho, Ho!

I really like the sketch at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.  I think that you can take it in so many directions and use it for just about any occasion.  Since I'm on a mission to work on Christmas cards, that's just what I did with this sketch.

I decided to go with these cute little stockings as I thought they would play on the horizontal element of the card when lined up 3 in a row.  I've seen a lot of bright red and green paired with white and black in Christmas decor lately and decided to follow that path as I thought it was fitting with these fun images.  Generally I tend to go with rich reds and dark greens so this was a fun departure for me.  As I pondered the 3 elements in the lower right corner of the sketch all I could think of was 3 and Ho, Ho, Ho came to mind.  I opted to use a little Ho to the 3rd power Sizzlits to cut out three of each character and glued them up for a little dimension.  I wanted to focus on 3's as the sketch has 3 elements in the lower right.  In addition to the 3 stockings, I used 3 in 3 additional ways to represent the 3 right hand elements; Ho, Ho, Ho, the characters H, O and 3, and of course the little number 3.  I can get a little crazy that way :).  The stockings needed a little something so I punched out the cuffs and added some Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.




Happy Stamping,
Dana

22 comments:

  1. LOVE IT Dana, this is awesome, I really love the little 3 - genius! Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber. Cx

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    1. Thank you Claire! I had so much fun with this sketch.

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  2. Fabulous texture, Dana ... fun and festive stockings ... and that 'Ho' to the power of 3 ... clever, creative, brilliant! Anita :)

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    1. Thank you so much Anita! Sometimes things just fall into place :)

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  3. Love your card Dana. A very clever idea with the Ho x 3. A wink of Stella is great for sparkle. They're on my list for the NEC next week. Barbxx

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    1. Barb,thanks so much for stopping in and your kind words. Wink of Stella is my favorite, I wonder where it has been all of my life. You'll love it!

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  4. Very CUTE Christmas card with the stockings and love the Ho x 3 sentiment!:-)

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  5. HO to the third power (no symbol on my keyboard) is so dang clever and so cute! Love the argyle stockings (especially winked with Stella) and the lovely texture on the base paper.

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    1. Thank you Geri! The Ho is my favorite part of the card.

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  6. Great holiday card! Love the patterns and texture! The sentiment is perfect! Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber this week and hope you will join us again soon.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I'm so glad you stopped in.

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  7. Very fun Christmas card, the stockings with their punched cuffs are great. So glad you enjoyed working with our sketch this week at Retro Rubber, and come play again soon!

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    1. Thank you Neva! I appreciate your kind words and that you stopped in.

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  8. An ingenious use of 3's throughout your card, Dana! Love, love, love it. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week. Look forward to seeing you in the gallery next challenge!

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    1. Thank you Katy! I'm looking forward to the next challenge, I sure have enough retro on my shelves :)

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  9. Great use of the Retro Rubber sketch! Love your stockings.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words Theresa!

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  10. What a creative take on this challenge! This holiday card is adorable! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much Christine! It was a fun card to make.

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  11. What a cute card! So cheery and ready for Christmas! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for stopping in Jane!

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