Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas- Two Challenges in One!


Merry Christmas Stampers! 

Only two days until Christmas and I am still not ready!!  Last minute gifts to make and I never seem to have enough Christmas cards on hand (even started early this year :-)).  

I have been invited to be this week’s Guest Designer for the Monkey88 A La Card Monkey Thinking of You Sketch Challenge (when you win one of their challenges you are invited to be a guest designer) .  I originally thought of using some of the new upcoming SU! Mini Catalog items but until I finish my Christmas gifts, I cannot think of anything else :-)

I decided to combine the Monkey88 Challenge with the “Christmas-y” colors from this week’s CQC116 ColourQ Challenge (these colors were a bit of a challenge for me and believe me, Glorious Green and Kraft are on the card).

To create this card:

Use a Brayer to ink the smooth interior side of the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and emboss two pieces of Whisper White cardstock (re-inking the folder between embossing). 

Ink the floral spray image with Stampin’ Write markers using Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade and Glorious Green- stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  Emboss with the Big Shot™ and the Designer Oval Frame Textured Impressions ™ Embossing Folder.  Carefully cut out around the edges of the oval frame and using a Sponge Dauber, lightly sponge Crumb Cake ink around the edges. 

Use the Decorative Label punch and punch out a label from Lucky Limeade cardstock- emboss with the Finial Press Textured Impressions ™ Embossing Folder and cut in half.  Also emboss a piece of Designer Series Paper with the Finial Press EF and lightly sand the paper to expose the white core.

Layer the Designer Label Frame onto the large oval cut from the Oval Originals™ Die (I used a scrap piece that I had already embossed with the Finial Press EF and sprayed with Frost White Shimmer Paint). 

Add the satin ribbon, sentiment label and pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Gifts of Christmas, Beautiful Season

Ink: Crumb Cake, Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Glorious Green

Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Petals-A-Plenty, Designer Label (Oval) and  Finial PressTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Punches- Decorative Label, Large Oval, Sponge Dauber, Sanding Block, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Pearls, 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of Christ, our Savior! 

9 comments:

Ann Schach said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, Julie! I LOVE these colors! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kara said...

Beautiful texture and stamping! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ ! Merry Christmas!!

Terry Blais said...

This is a beautiful card with so many layers and embossing with folders! Your bow is gorgeous too. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this week. I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Awesome card Julie. I love the way you incorporated those colours........what a challenge! The card is beautiful and I especially love the bow! Have a wonderful Christams, and don't worry it'll all come together.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Awesome card Julie. I love the way you incorporated those colours........what a challenge! The card is beautiful and I especially love the bow! Have a wonderful Christams, and don't worry it'll all come together.

Anita Scroggins said...

Love your card! The embossing is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week.

LeAnne said...

Aw, this is so pretty! Congrats on the Guest Designer post--I love those Monkey girls! And your creation is just lovely! Thanks for playing with us at the CQC!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very pretty, love your embossing and the poinsettia stasmping.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Julie thanks so much for being a Guest Designer at A La Card Monkey! I love the card and the way you did your tag is fab!

Hugs
Shirley

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