I've been upstairs in my stamping room this morning and they are already starting to introduce those Christmas tunes into the radio playlist! Yikes! It's still too early for me and in an effort to slow the inevitable down a bit, I decided to repurpose a Christmas image to a birthday one - just because!
I got the idea from a Blog Challenge last week, and wanting to use one of the new Die-Version dies which SNS is now carrying, I decided to give Woofie a seasonal change.
He comes like this in the Set:
... and I made him into this:
The inside is as much fun as the outside:
Sparkle N Sprinkle now offers many of the Die-Version dies. There are also these PopUp dies and CutOuts that are just so much fun. You can check them out here.
For my Woofie Birthday I stamped the Christmas image on to white cardstock and then colored the packages in birthday colored Copics (incorporating some of the colors from the printed cardstock). I then fussy cut and added dimensional glue to the packages to make them nice and bright.
Woofie was given a "coat" of Brushable Glue and was adorned then with Buff Flocking, to make him soft and fuzzy! The hat and balloons were stamped from another new stamp Set 673: Birthday Friends. They were stamped onto scraps of the patterned paper, fussy cut and then Versamark was applied to them before being heat embossed with Clear Detail.
I added a piece of the patterned paper to the card front and ran natural cardstock through the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder. The embossed piece was torn and then inked directly with Memento Desert Sand. It went well with the Buff flocking.
I added a little sparkle with strips of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape applied with one of the Velvet Glitters: Peruvian Lily. This background was then layered to the card base. I cut and embossed the circle, from natural cardstock, using Spellbinders Classic Circles Large die and sponged the piece with Desert Sand, before removing the die.
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with one of the Tuscany embossing powders, Sienna. I love using these embossing powders for sentiments, as they are very fine powders and are therefore great for detailed images as well as words.
I then hand cut the banner and sponged again with a little Desert Sand. The card was then put together with tape and some dimensional dots.
I hope I have inspired you today to take another look at your Christmas stamps and see how else they can be put to use.
Since I missed the deadline for repurposing your stamps, I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #42 - Say it in Color
Till next time,