Friday, 15 June 2012

Guest Designer....

Sometime ago I was asked to be a Guest Designer over at Christmas Cards All Year Round.  Thank you so much Tracey for asking!

This site has been going for some time now & I have followed it for quiet awhile, although I must admit, have not participated in their challenges for so long.  This site is a great way to complete those Christmas cards ready for posting come 1 December!

Anyhow, on with the challenge.

The challenge this month was to -
 
TWINKLE-TWINKLE Christmas Lights

Multi-colored or clear, embossed or bling, strings or singles, vintage or new, bright or dull, broken or whole ...inspriation is limitless! Make it electric and fun.
 
Measurements -
Base Card - Crumb Cake - 11 3/4" x 4 1/8" or 30cm x 10.5cm - scored in half & fold in the middle
Layer 1 - Glimmer Paper - 1/2" x 4 1/8" or 1cm x 10.5cm
Layer 2 - Whisper White - 1/2" x 4 1/8" or 1cm x 10.5cm
Layer 3 - Glimmer Paper - 2 1/4" x 4 1/8" or 5.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 4 - Riding Hood Red - 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" or 6.5cm x 7cm
Layer 5 - Whisper White - 2 3/8" x 2 5/8" or 6cm x 6.5cm
 
Supplies -
Stamp Set - Dasher, Short & Sweet
Ink - Riding Hood Red, Versamark
Cardstock - Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Glimmer Paper Red
Ribbon - 5/8" Organza - White
Punches - Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folder - Petals a Plenty
Accessories - Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, Pearls, Black Journal Writer, Heat Tool, Embossing Powder - Clear
 
I punched the narrower piece of Glimmer Paper along one of the long sides using the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  I attached the piece of Whisper White Cardstock along the edge of the punched line with Snail Adhesive.
 
The larger piece of Glimmer Paper was run through the Bigshot using the Embossing Folder - Petals a Plenty and adhered it to the top of the Whisper White Cardstock so that a small piece of the White was showing.  This breaks up the red on red.  In hindsite, I should have added another smaller piece of White to the other side, but only thought of it when everything had been completed.
 
Dasher was stamped in Versamark & then Riding Hood Red Ink prior to being stamped onto the small piece of Whisper White Cardstock, heat set with the Heat Tool & then adhered to the piece of Riding Hood Red with Snail Adhesive.  I adhered a small piece of Ribbon to the side, applied Stampin' Dimensionals & adhered to the Base Card.
 
Pearls were adhered to the antelers & around his neck for some bling.  His eye was marked using the Black Journal Marker.  The greeting was stamped in Riding Hood Ink.
 
 
Why not head over to Christmas Cards All Year Round & check out what the rest of the team have created, create your project & link back.
 
Until next time, Happy Stampin'
 
 

5 comments:

TRACEY O said...

This is such a lovely card Vicky. Love the classic red and white combo. Thank you so much for being a guest designer at CCAYR this month.

Kris McIntosh said...

This is stunning. I love the embossing on the Glimmer Paper and the pearls, especially around the neck of Dasher. Love it.

Kris McIntosh said...

This is stunning. I love the embossing on the Glimmer Paper and the pearls, especially around the neck of Dasher. Love it.

CraftinGranny said...

So glad you could join us this month with this gorgeous card Vicky. Wonderful design and LO. "Hugs" Carol

Denise said...

This is a beautiful card Vicky! I love those beautiful pearls. Thanks for your inspiration! ♥ Denise CCAYR

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