Sunday, December 7, 2014


Welcome to another challenge at Red Carpet Studio! We are only going to be having one challenge this month. You have all month to enter and you can enter up to 3 times!

This bi-weekly challenge is inspired by the movie Elf.
This movie is about Buddy who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. 

(Please click HERE for challenge guidelines)

    For the challenge, I am showcasing some cards.
    I have been making Christmas cards for months.  I have enjoyed playing with different techniques.

    I used the Winter Joy from Unity Stamp Co. as the focus of this card.  I stamped the image on Xpress It cardstock with My Favorite Things Hybrid ink.  The snowman was colored with copics and highlighted with a spica glitter pen and clear Wink of Stella brush pen.  The sentiment is from an AmyR Stamp set.  

    The snowflake was die cut using my Cricut Explore.  The original color was a bit bright for the look of the overall card, so I distressed it with antique linen distress ink.  

    And to add some interest to the inside panel, I used it as a mask with the same distress ink before adhering it to the front of the card.  

    For my second card, I used the Winter Cheer Stamp TV kit.  This is my first kit and I LOVE it!

    I created the card base with Ocean Mist card stock from the kit. The snowflake paper is from the kit paper pad.  

    The focal panel was cut from Gina K Luxury card stock.  I stamped the tree (from the kit) in Christmas Pine ink.  The snowflakes were stamped with Versamark and clear heat embossed.  The background was created using tumbled glass distress ink.  

    The snowflakes faded into the background a bit too much, so I added small rhinestones from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.   

    I created the hills with a torn piece of scrap paper and ink.  I used a clear Wink of Stella brush marker to highlight the snow hills and tree.  

    To finish the inside, I used the same snowflake stamp from the front inked in a soft pool Hero Arts Shadow ink and Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy ink.  

    This challenge sponsor is me!

    A randomly selected participant will win the crafty pack pictured below.....

    (two stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and a 3 pack of Stickles)

    Make sure to link up your creation by the last day of the month by midnight CST to qualify for this challenge! We can't wait to see what you create!


    1. beautiful work, as always! and what great inspiration -- that is one of my favorite Christmas movies.