Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Magic with CQC61 and PP26 Challenge!

Hi Stampers!

I created this card using this week’s ColourQ Challenge CQC61 ( http://colourq.blogspot.com) and also the Wet (Heat) Embossing Challenge for The Paper Players PP26 (see http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/ ). Please take a moment to check out their sites and the beautiful samples created by their Design Teams as well as all of the other inspirational entries. 

To create this card:

De-static a piece of Whisper White with the Embossing Buddy and using Versamark ink,  stamp the medallion image from Day of Gratitude and heat emboss with Clear EP.  Using several Sponge Daubers- the first one with Tempting Turquoise for the center, the second with Pacific Point on the middle area,  the third  using Wild Wasabi and the last one with Soft Suede for the edges and beyond the edge.

Line the ornament punch up with one of the points of the medallion and in the center of the punch area- punch out two ornaments.  Sponge additional Soft Suede over the point of the ornament to fill in the Whisper White.  Also punch out an ornament from Wild Wasabi (I used a scrap piece that had been embossed with the Big Shot and the Finial Press EF).  Ink the punched ornaments with Versamark and heat emboss with Iridescent Ice EP. 

Use the Big Shot and the Northern Flurry EF to emboss a piece of Tempting Turquoise.  Rub the Versamark pad over the raised areas of the snowflake and emboss with Iridescent Ice EP (the card and the ornaments really sparkle).    Stamp the sentiment in the upper right hand corner with Pacific Point ink.  Ink the large snowflake image from Northern Hearts (Holiday Mini Hostess Level I set) with Versamark and stamp over the sentiment. 

Use Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and pearls to finish off the ornaments and layer onto Pacific Point and Whisper White cardstock. 

Stamp Sets:  Day of Gratitude, Northern Hearts (Holiday Mini Hostess level I), Occasional Quotes (2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog Hostess Level II)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Versamark, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press and Northern Flurry EF, Embossing Buddy, Clear and Iridescent Ice EP, Heat Gun, Sponge Daubers, Pearls, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks again for visiting and for all of your encouragement- I hope all of you have a blessed week!

17 comments:

Shari Winterstein said...

Wow - this card is impressive. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

I agree with Shari very impressive Julie. Thanks for the great technique and such a beautiful card.

Penny
http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

Sylvia said...

This is a lovely card, Julie! I love your embossing techniques that you have used and demonstrated! TFS and thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge each week with us!

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful card. It's a technique I haven't tried. TFS

Patti said...

Beautiful card. Great idea with the medallion and ornament punch.

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

This is so beautiful! I bet the embossing really jazzes it up! Check out my creation for the CQ challenge...Happy scrapping!

Rose Castillo said...

Great job. What a great idea.

Nance said...

Oh my gosh-aren't you clever? Love your use of the Day of Gratitude medallion--fantastic! And these colors are so gorgeous on a holiday card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Noelle said...

This is awesome!! I love the dry embossing, it looks great combined with the stamps! Have a great day! :)

Crystal said...

Ooh, very cool - I *LOVE* that green one - so neat! tfs

Always Playing with Paper said...

Clever use of that stamp! I think that is really cool! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players again this week!
Smiles,
Lesley

Anne Marie said...

Julie, this is truly a gorgeous way to combine that medallion stamp with the ornament punch! I love it and it actually completely reminds me of a peacock feather with the gorgeous shading. Stunning holiday card with that color combo! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players again this week! :)

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh...how creative and clever is this! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Love the techniques you've used & such a beautiful use of the colors! Thanks so much for playing with the colourQ!

Christina said...

Such a gorgeous use of these colors. Thanks for taking time to explain the technique! Glad you could join us at ColourQ!

Scrappywonder said...

just awesome!!! LOVE IT!! tfs & congrats on your colorQ win! R ;)

Debbie Martin said...

I love this card. What a great idea for the ornaments.
Debbie
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

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