Saturday, December 21, 2013

DD84 A Sparkling Merry Christmas

Hi Stampers! 

This week’s DD84 “Black Tie” Dynamic Duo Challenge combines Basic Black with Cherry Cobbler and the dessert option is “Sparkle”.    Of course, this time of year, who can resist dessert :-)   

I hope that you will stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team projects and create a project of your own using the two colors - we would love to have you join us!!

I decided to try the Chalkboard Technique and the photo was difficult to take since this card is quite "Sparkly" IRL - Trust me, I did use Cherry Cobbler but the photo looks like Real Red- I always have trouble with reds in my photos :-)

To create this card:

De-static a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Embossing Buddy™ and stamp the retired background stamp, Christmas Collage using Versamark™ ink.   Apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Mount this panel onto a piece of Silver Foil paper- first use the non-SU! Branch Punch to cut out the branches from the Silver Foil paper (being careful to not punch too close to the edges), then mount onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock and finally onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.

Use the Big Shot™ with the retired, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Silver Foil paper and add this to the top of the background. 

Add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow and sentiment (stamped from the retired Bells & Boughs set using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock). 

Using Basic Black Classic Ink, stamp three images of the outline poinsettias from the retired set, Watercolor Winter, onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Carefully cut out by hand. 

Adhere the silver foil branches and stamped poinsettias over the circle area to hide the large '25' on the background stamped image. 

Add Pearls to the center of the poinsettias and the Frosted Finish Embellishment to the center of the bow to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Collage, Watercolor Winter, Bells & Boughs

Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink, Versamark™

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil

Accessories:  Big Shot™, retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Pearls, non SU! Branch Punch

Thanks again for stopping by- hope all of you have a wonderful week and Merry Christmas!! 


Mui Hoang said...

LOVE the background! so inspiring!

Greta said...

Wowzer! This is drop dead gorgeous!

JoAnn said...

Wow Julie, this is gorgeous. Love all the details and how you give the step by step instructions. I with I had gotten that collage stamp, you use it so beautifully.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Sarah Fleming said...

Wow, Julie, amazing! I love the way your flowers pop against the chalkboard background! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Gorgeous as expected, Miss Julie! Love the embossing and pretty poinsettias. Hope the holidays are wonderful with family and friends!

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