Those of you who read my blog posts regularly know that most of what I share with you are greeting cards made exclusively with Stampin' Up! products – stamp sets, inks, papers, embellishments – everything in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs!
But today you might not recognize at least one of the items on the card as being in a catalog. But it is! Can you guess what I'm talking about?
Of course it's the skeleton! If you look at the Holiday Mini Catalog, you'll see that the skeleton on my card is a lot smaller than it appears in the Piece of Poison stamp set AND it's facing the other direction! No, I didn't shrink the stamp and work some fancy magic to get it this way. I used My Digital Studio and the Piece of Poison Digital Download found on page 8 of the mini catalog. That is one of the thousands of fantastic things that you can do with My Digital Studio. I made my card look exactly as I wanted without being tied down to the stamp in the catalog! So my card – with Stampin' Up! stamps, ink, papers and embellishments (love that ribbon and those brads!) is a hybrid – a mix of digital and 3-dimensional products!
It's a Create With Connie and Mary Challenge – with PRIZES!
I made this card for the Create With Connie and Mary Weekly Challenge this week. This week's challenge and those for the next 5 weeks are special because they're a part of the Create With Connie and Mary Holiday Edition subscription – BUT we get to share them with everyone, not just those who've purchased the subscription. Fun for me since a lot of projects on which I've been working this month are limited to subscribers. I know a lot of you have already subscribed (because you've told me!) and I hope some more of you will think about it, too! The projects this week have been so much fun (when I have time I'm making at least one of them from another designer for sure).
The Create with Connie and Mary challenge this week is a sketch challenge, and you are invited to submit your very own project, too, by commenting on the Create with Connie and Mary Blog. If you are a subscriber to Create With Connie and Mary – Holiday Edition, you'll also have a chance to win a prize! Here's the sketch. I would be SO happy to have one of you win that prize at the end of the Holiday Edition!