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Better than Nacho Libre


Here we are again with another card for the As You See It Challenge Blog. Oh how I struggled with this sketch, but I loved using the little saying from the Project Life by Stampin’ Up Holiday Cheer stamp set.

#60Though the sketch is Halloween inspired, I am geared into Christmas already. So a Christmas card is what I did. I’m not very happy with it, but it’s better than how it looked before I decided to turn it on it’s side!!

Do you remember the movie Nacho Libre with Jack Black. I found it very funny! That sort of humour suits me just fine.

nacho-libreBefore I turned my card design on its side, I found that with all of those stars in combination with the Real Red and the Bermuda Bay colours, it became very American, but in a Nacho Libre sort of way (though, I’m pretty sure he was not American, lol!). The strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper looked like a belt with the oval sentiment in the centre; and the flashy red patterned paper from the Nordic Noel Designer Series paper looked like fancy wrestler pants! So I absolutely HAD to turn it sideways to avoid the confusion!

Tilt your head to the left and see if you can imagine what I saw!!


Even though it’s better than my Nacho Libre version, this is not my favourite card.  Maybe it just needs some loopy thread like in my card a couple weeks ago. Yes, I might go back and add that!

This card used the Lucky Stars embossing folder on Whisper White cardstock. I used Bermuda Bay to mat the Under the Tree Specialty Designer paper (with those cute tiny stars on it) along with the strip of Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper and the strip of Champagne Glimmer paper.

The Holiday Cheer sentiment is from the Project Life “Holiday Cheer” stamp set. I used my Stampin’ Write markers to ink the “holiday” in Real Red and the “cheer” in Bermuda Bay ink and (after huffing on it with my breath to re-moisten the ink) stamped it on Whisper White cardstock, which I then punched out with the Large Oval punch. The cute stocking is also from the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set, stamped with Bermuda Bay ink and hand-cut. I added a bit of Dazzling Detail glitter to the stocking as well.

Of course I used Stampin’ Up Dimensionals as well. They are under the Bermuda Bay layer and under the oval and the stocking.

Now I want to watch Nacho Libre again!

I hope you’ll play along this week and show me how to make this sketch amazing!! Upload your designs to the As You See it Challenge blog and give me some inspiration!