Sunday, 21 August 2011

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Wow!  My pre-order of new "stuff" arrived yesterday!  I am really speechless as to how lovely it all is.  I really can't choose a favourite, only to say they all are.  Now as for the new book - wait until you lay your hands on that.  I promise, you won't be able to put it down.  I know I am going to have to win Lotto, as I WANT  & MUST have everything NOW!  I couldn't wait to use something & this challenge was crying out for some to be used on it.

It's a really fun challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations... The challenge was set by Gwen which included not only a sketch, but we had to do some embossing & a Christmas Theme.  Well, this got me thinking & after receiving my pre-order goodies, I wanted to use the gorgeous new ribbon coming out September 1.  I also wanted to do something in non-traditional colours which is what I like for Christmas - a something a little different! 

So, my card is based around the ribbon & my non-traditional colours.

The challenge -
Go by the Sketch
Christmas Theme

Base Card - Pink Pirouette - 4 7/8" x 4 1/8" or 15cm x 10.5cm - once folded & scored in half
Layer 1 - Early Expresso - 4 3/4" x 4" or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 (Top) - Whisper White - 2 3/4" x 1 7/8" x 2 or 9.5cm x 4.7cm x 2
Layer 3 (Bottom) - Whisper White - 1 3/4 " x 3 7/8" or 4.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 4 - Early Expresso - Oval
Layer 5 - Pink Pirouette - Oval
Layer 6 - Ribbon

Inside -
Using Early Expresso Ink, I stamped off once, then stamped directly onto the Whisper White & then repeated again but not re-inking my image.  I wanted the faded images in the background.  This piece was adhered to the base card - Pink Pirouette.

I've been playing with my Shimmer Paint of late & experimenting all different ways of using it.  Amazing the results you can achieve!!!!

Oval -
I stamped my Dasher - so so so pleased he didn't retire - image onto Pink Pirouette Cardstock using Versamark & heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder.  I then grabbed my jar of Frost White Shimmer Paint - gotta love this stuff - a SU Dauber & spread the paint all over the piece of cardstock.  I wiped all the frosted paint off Dasher using a tissue.  This also shines your cardstock a little too.

I then used the same SU Dauber & Paint, except this time applying direct to the stamp itself.  I stamped this image directly over "Dasher", used my tissue to wipe all the paint off my embossed image & around the piece of cardstock.

Layers -
I run this piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock through the Bigshot using my Ovals Die.  It doesn't matter that only part images appear on the completed oval - think it looks better this way.  I repeated again except using a piece of Early Expresso Cardstock & adhered the Pink Pirouette to the Early Expresso.  I adhered a couple of Basic Jewels to his antlers.

I run my 2 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock through the Bigshot using one of my favourite embossing folders - Petals a Plenty.  Oh what the hell, they are all my favourites!  While I still had my good ol' Shimmer Paint & SU Dauber, I randomly spread Shimmer over the raised section of the embossing.  I wanted the flowers to stand out a little more!  I repeated the same for the bottom piece of Whisper White.

I adhered all these pieces of Whisper White to the Early Expresso Cardstock & run a piece of the new gorgeous Chocolate Chip Ribbon across where the top & bottom meet & tied a bow-tie.

For my greeting, I again stamped the tree image using my SU Dauber & Shimmer Paint onto a scrap piece of Whisper White, stamped the sentiment using Early Expresso Ink over the top, punched using the Word Window Punch & adhered to a piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock which had been punched using the Modern Label Extra-Large Punch.  This was the adhered to the base card.

My oval was adhered to the base card using SU Dimensionals.  I didn't want it to be lost in the embossing & shimmer paint.

I think I may have pulled off the look I was hoping for!

Supplies -
Stamp Set - Dasher, Short & Sweet, Lovely as a Tree
Ink - Early Expresso, Versamark
Cardstock - Pink Pirouette, Early Expresso, Whisper White
Punches - Word Window, Modern Label Extra-Large
Ribbon - 1/2" Scallop Dots - Chocolate Chip
Embossing Folders - Petals a Plenty
Dies - Ovals
Accessories - Shimmer Paint - Frost, Basic Jewels, Embossing Powder - Clear, SU Daubers, SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

To try the challenge out for yourself, why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations... & have a go!
While over there, see what Gwen & Kris have created!

Until next time, Enjoy!


Craftystamper said...

A gorgeous card. The shimmer paint is a wonderful accessory. I also love the inside of the card

inkedx2 said...

Very pretty Vicky! May have to do a version of this for my stamp-a-stack.



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