Now it's back to work! Jaydee over at "The Paper Players" has posted a color challenge for this week. Check it out:
I seem to forget Stampin' Up! has gold and silver cardstock. I have a package of each color neatly tucked into my cardstock shelf but just seem to never dig it out. I could have used "Silver Glimmer Paper" but thought ......here was my chance to use the silver!
Clean & Simple is also part of the challenge this week. Myself and most of my customers do not like clutter in our cards. We had a discussion about that at my latest "Big Shot Club". They like to see cards they can peek at and recreate without getting discouraged. This is certainly one of those cards. There is still an ample amount of layering but it is not cluttered with elements. The Mica Flakes were hard to capture in the photo.
This is a close-up of the sentiment:
All I did for this one is stamp the "merry" from "Tiny Tags" stamp set with "Night of Navy Ink" on "White Shimmer Cardstock" and cut out with the "Small Oval Punch. Add 2 "Rhinestone Jewels. I layered that over a doily cut with the "Triple Layer Doily Punch" in "Night of Navy Cardstock". and stuck it to my card front with a "Stampin' Dimensional". Simple!
Next is a close-up of the Christmas Tree. I stamped the image from "Lovely As A Tree" in "VersaMark Ink" and sprinkled "Silver Embossing Powder" and set with my "Heat Tool". The cardstock used is the "White Shimmer Cardstock" cut with the "Framed Scallop Oval Die". I added a few dots of "Tombow Mono-Adhesive" here and there on the tree and dropped some "Mica Flakes" and pressed down on them. Shake off excess. I completed the tree by adding a few "Rhinestone Jewels". Once my oval panel was complete, I sprayed "Silver Smooch Spritz" on the whole panel:
- Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Tiny Tags
- Inks: VersaMark, Night of Navy
- Tools: Big Shot Machine, Snowburst Textured Impressions Folder, Framed Scallop Oval Die, Heat Tool, Triple Layer Doily Punch, Small Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombo Mono-adhesive, Silver Embossing Powder
- Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Taffeta Ribbon, Mica Flakes, Smooch Spritz
- Cardstock: Silver, Shimmer White, Night of Navy