Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Swanky Stamper

We had so many great entries this month, I had a hard time choosing. I even had a hard time narrowing it down to just FOUR, since there were so many great entries. So I gave The Cat Pack a chance to give their two cents, and they also were flummoxed.

But, before I announce the Swanky Stamper for this month, I thought I would show you a couple of the cards that made it so difficult.

First, this super CUTE card from Jana Weaver that uses the sweet ole bear from our "Big Bear" set. Love the different textures, the ruffled bit behind him that looks like an iceberg and the snowflake treatment at the top. So glitzy and glam. But, I really like those paper pieced paws. The SWEEETEST.

Then there was Lisa Henke's card for Sony's Color Challenge. It was a tough one that challenged you to use Orange, Pink and Red. And Lisa rose to the occasion with this one. She used PJ from our "Give A Little" set. And she knows the way to my heart, food. This card is luscious with yummy peppermint candy red. I've always thought that candy canes and peppermints were the prettiest candy of the season, and Lisa proves that.

And, then there is Tammy Hershberger's wonderful card. She uses "Define Good" in this card and our "Icing" and "Snowflake" CutUps. And check out Tammy's coloring of that image! It made me gasp when I saw it. So wonderful.

See what I mean about picking a winner? Really tough. And now, the one I did pick.

Lisa Henke — Swanky Stamper for December

Lisa has created a lot of wonderful cards and designs in the past, but this one absolutely wowed me. Not only is the layout not traditional, but her use of paper, patterns and textures are just FAB.

Take the sentiment. The sentiment comes to you on our "Sheepish" Swanky Set on one line. Here, she places the sentiment on two lines (easy with clear stamps) and puts it smack dab in the center of a large felt snowflake. Seems like it just belongs.

She lets the paper do all the work in the card by choosing a simple layout, with only a few added elements. Truly a case of less is more.

Lisa Henke — Swanky Stamper for December


Tammy Hershberger said...

:) Well, I'm glad to have at least made it harder for you to decide! LOL Congrats, Lisa!!!

Jenny said...

Congrats Lisa!! Your cards this month were all so great!! I can imagine that it was really hard to decide, as there were so many beautiful and unique cards submitted!!!! Way to go everyone:)

Lisa H. said...

lol! love your comment, Tammy! congrats to the mention and Thanks sooooo much for choosing me! I'm so excited and ♥ TCP!

Chris said...

I don't know how you choose any month. there are always do many great cards to have to eliminate.

Anonymous said...

Alma, I got your stamps in the mail today and can't wait to ink them up!!! I love Jana's, Tammy's and Lisa's...I can see why it was hard!


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