This week has been a long one with my husband getting over the flu (but not before giving me part
of it compounded with my asthma:-)) and long hours at work, so I have not been able to post as often as I would like...
I hope all of you in the United States enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day and had a chance to spend time with your loved ones, giving thanks for all of our blessings! May we never take our blessings for granted- our freedom, our country, the men and women who defend our country, our families and most of all the salvation we have through Christ our Lord!
Since this is my last week as the Guest
Designer for the Friday Mashup, I decided to create two cards for the FM34“Sugar and Spice Makes Christmas Nice” Challenge (only the first one was posted on the Design Team portion of Friday Mashup blog- scroll down to see the second one). If you have the time, let me know which one you like the best! :-)
- Make a project featuring "A
- Or Make a project using the colors "Aqua, Chocolate & White".
- Or "Mash it Up" and
create a "Christmas themed project using the colors Aqua, Chocolate & White".
I just love the inspiration photo- those chocolates look too pretty to eat (who am I kidding- they look scrumptious!) . I really wanted to "glam" up the card so I decided to use embossing powder with a bit of glitter and rhinestones but kept it quick and easy!
Stamp the tree image with Versamark™ ink onto
a piece of Pool Party cardstock and heat emboss using Stampin’ Emboss® Silver
Embossing Powder. Adhere the 5/8” White Satin Ribbon and mount onto Whisper
Use the Big Shot™ with the Perfect Details
Texturz™ Plate and emboss a piece of Soft Suede (spray the cardstock with 70%
alcohol first to obtain a deeper impression).
Spray the embossed panel with Frost White Shimmer Paint (also mixed with
70% alcohol)- fyi- I use the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process on both of
|Close up of the embossing |
To give the card a bit more glitz, use
2-Way Glue along the embossed edges on the background piece and apply Dazzling
Adhere to another layer of Pool Party and
the Whisper White card base – add a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.
Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot™, Perfect Details Texturz™ Plate, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Silver Embossing Powder, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Frost White Shimmer Paint, 5/8” White Satin Ribbon,
FYI- I find it very
difficult to photograph glitter (the card does look a lot better in real life).
Here is the second card that I created for this challenge:
Using cardstock to mask the hill areas and moon, sponge Pool Party Classic Ink over the sky area and to create snow drifts and mist. Stamp the trees in Soft Suede Classic Ink and the star shaped verse stamp from The Sounding Joy with Pool Party Classic Ink.
Using Versamark™ ink, stamp Dasher and heat emboss using Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder.
Use the Big Shot™ with the rectangular Decorative Frame Textured Impressions™ Folder and emboss around Dasher and use a Sponge Dauber to apply Soft Suede ink to highlight the frame. Also with the Northern Frost Decorative Strip and cut a few snowflakes out of Whisper White cardstock. Lightly sponge Pool Party and Soft Suede Classic Ink onto the snowflakes and use 2-Way Glue with Dazzling Diamonds.
Using the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions™ Folder emboss a piece of Soft Suede and a piece of Pool Party cardstock with the Snow Burst Textured Impressions™ Folder.
Trim the corners of the focal image on a diagonal and punch with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. Spray the entire panel with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint spray.
Attach the 3/8” Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls and snowflakes. Add the sentiment to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Dasher, Lovely As A Tree, Short and Sweet, The Sounding Joy
Ink: Versamark™, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Folder- Petals-A-Plenty, Snow Burst, Decorative Label Frame, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Dazzling Diamonds, 3/8” Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Sponge Daubers
Thanks again for stopping by and blessing my life! I hope you can join us this week at the Friday Mash Up!
If you have the time, share with me which card you prefer and the blessings you have in your life! I hope all of you have a great week!