Friday, December 19, 2014

Soldiers get down


     I can't believe it's Friday again already.  I know things have been pretty quiet around here.  They will be through the new year.  I need the down time and I want to enjoy the holidays and family.
     So...since it's Friday that means it's time for a Stamping Bella creation.  This was the last challenge of the year and it was this challenging sketch.


     I used Christmas Soldiers and just inked up three of the soldiers on the stamp individually.  The ornaments were cut with a Memory Box ornament die that didn't quite cut like I was expecting it to.  LOL  I made it work anyway.  The scallops were cut with a Pretty Pink Posh die and I used some of their Christmas mix sequins too.


     You can pop over to Blogabella and see what the rest of the team and the Sistahood created.
Have an awesome weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Handmade Holiday", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Christmas Soldiers"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Versamark
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2, Memory Box Small Globe Ornament
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Classic Christmas Mix sequins, Ranger Gold embossing powder, DMC gold thread

29 comments:

Olesya Kharkova said...

Ha ha, they are so cool!!!

Pauline said...

Tracy, this is incredible! You have such a creative imagination when it comes to your cards. I would of never thought to do this with this image! Stunning! Wish you and yours and wonderful Christmas holiday. Hugs,

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card, it's colour and design is gorgeous...enjoy your weekend.
♥aNNie {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and clever use of the sketch.
luv
Debby

CaroleAnn said...

Tracy
You are just so creative and inspiring - I am done making cards - no more time in any case - but I would love to try what you did here!! Love it and a Merry Christmas and many blessings for a Healthy and Happy New Year to you and your family!! Hugs

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, you just never fail to amaze me with your creative genius, my friend! Seriously! This is brilliant! And SO adorable! Made me actually laugh out loud!

KimCreate said...

oh my, how absolutely adorable! The little dancing men are the cutest! great layout too, to showcase them. Merry Christmas.

Tracey T said...

I was so happy to see this on your blog today! I bought this stamp as it's hubby's birthday over the Christmas holiday and I thought it would suit him perfectly. I haven't inked it up yet as I wasn't too sure about the layout, but your gorgeous card has given me plenty of food for thought. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Hugs, Tracey xx

Kerri said...

love your card and your colouring is awesome!!!!

Anneke said...

Ooh what a lovely card! Hugs Anneke

Sue said...

Such a clever and fabulous way to use the sketch. I love the cute images and wonderful colours too.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Juliana said...

wow! what a nice DIY!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Nancy said...

Those soldiers are so cute doing their happy dance! What a fabulous design, Tracy! Definitely a smile inducing card! :o)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

so cute, love those circle window/ornaments.
bibiana

Ros Crawford said...

Goodness me this is absolutely amazing!! It's fabulous Tracy ... I love the design and the little soldiers ... You are soooo clever! Have a lovely weekend

Pam said...

Oh, this card makes me smile! Such a sweet design with your dancing soldiers in the ornaments. Merry Christmas to you and your family. All of my best wishes. Hugs!

Geri Neumann said...

Tracy, you are so creative! You come up with the greatest ideas. Thanks for sharing another wonderful card. Hugs, Geri N

Marlies said...

Oh what a beautiful card. A great take on the sketch and with adorable little soldiers. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas. hugs, Marlies

Nonni said...

Very creative and clever card Tracy! Enjoy the holiday season with your family!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Tracy, the baubles look so real! Love the soldiers inside them, another perfect Christmas creation like only you can make! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Dana White said...

Tracy this is brilliant. What a stunning card with those little soldiers. Merry Christmas!

Lisa Lara said...

These are the cutest Tracy. Wow. Cut out ornaments. With the gold tops. I love those little soldiers. This card makes me happy.

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so cute, and so perfectly displayed, Tracy! Love those little ornaments! I've been wanting that stitched border die forever. You're not helping my cause ;). Merry Christmas, hun!

Sassy Raggedy said...

How fabulous Tracy. I love the border and the ornaments. The images are too cute....Hugs and Merry Christmas to you and your family...joann

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card Tracy, love the layout of Christmas ornaments and those cute little soldiers!
Kim x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

this is fantastic!!!!

Becky said...

wow! This card is just awesome.. Love the soldiers and what a clever design.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. Sending Hugs & blessings :).

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Tracy, this is one of my favorite Christmas cards, and I really LOVE the title you gave it! These little guys are darling and so perfectly colored! And I LOVE the layout as "ornaments" below that gorgeous plaid top! Stunning card!! Wishing you a happy and joyous new year, with thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us! Hugs!