During the big pre-order for Demos I snatched up a couple of hostess sets I knew I had zero hope in ever obtaining since I do have many customers. I became a demo bc when I worked out how much money I was spending on crafting supplies over a 4 month period, I learned I'd actually save money by being a demo with the 20% discount.
Anywho, because I'm a 'hobbiest' Demo, ever obtaining enough sales to reach the required amount for a Hostess set lvl II or III is near impossible (ppl sell them on ebay for $60+ which is crazy!). The Fall/Winter Catalogue just so happened to contain 2 stamps in lvl 2 and 3 that I loved, this level 3 set being one of them. It's called "Window Dressing" and it's sooo cute! I love it and have been dying to use it, but when I went on my crafting haitus it sat there in the box not even mounted.
Last night I got it together, mounted it and then today while my daughter enjoyed the Little Einsteins at my feet (I let her use her portable DVD player), I did up this card. I have to say I'm rather pleased with how it turned out! Usually I picture these things in my head and they turn out nothing like I imagined.
It was a lot of work though! You can't really tell from the photo but it's "stacked" up on tons of dimensionals. I popped up the snowmen, the DSP, the little girl, her cat AND I re-stamped cut out the shutters and popped them up on the exsisting ones. For the windows I used my exacto knife and chose some 'wallpapery' looking Ski Slope DSP for the background. I would have loved to put a tree behind her like I've seen on other cards but I'm lacking a good tree stamp. Luckily I just ordered Jolliest time of the Year so I'll have a snowman and tree soon enough. :0) Oh and on top of all that I dug out my Aquapainter and watercoloured everything. Yes I was rather ambitious!
I'm so proud of my card I'm not sure I can even give it away now. hah!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ski Slope DSP, Watercolour paper
Stamps: Window Dressing (Hostess lvl 3)
Ink: Aqua Painter, Black Stazon, SU Markers - Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Liquid Applique (snow), Dimensionals.