Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Christmas with a TWIST

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, our challenge has a little TWIST to it...create a Christmas/Holiday card without GREEN or RED! Now I found this challenge REALLY easy, because I love playing with different colors...especially NON-TRADITIONAL colors! I chose pink (I know, close to red, but not quite) and white for my non-traditional colors...if you browse through my blog you can see I've done several other non-traditional Christmas colors (like last weeks black and white snowflake holiday card).

We have TWO sponsors this week for our lucky winner and they are:

Sponsor: Funky Fairy

Prize: A Chocolate Covered Christmas Downloadable KITsite address: http://funkyfairyspapercrafts.com

AND

Sponsor: Lauren Meader of Papertrey Ink

Prize: One downloadable template of winner's choicesite address: http://papertreyink.com/

What fantastic prizes!

Now onto my card, I decided this week I was going to get a little more use out of my Stocking Prints set (by Papertrey Ink). I inked up this adorable stocking and cut it out, then I inked up the cuff, cut it out, ran it through my Xyron and then glittered it up, I then added real swarvorski rhinestones to my stocking with glue dots and put it aside. I then cut out my card base and the layered papers. For my pink cardstock I painted glue on the edges and sprinkled more of the same glitter (I love that this glitter takes on the effect of the color it's on...very cool), then I ran the white paper through my Cuttlebug embossing Textiles folder.

Since my last card, I really enjoyed this sparkly frame look, this time I wanted it to look a little like a wreath, so instead of squares I pulled out my Scalloped Circle and Regular Circle Nestabilities and went to work. After I had my "wreath" cut out I ran THAT through the Xyron, now before I added my glitter I added my "greenery"...err..."pinkery"...LOL and THEN I added my glitter. I then popdotted it AND my stocking to give this card a little dimension.

I then pulled out one of the sentiment from my Stocking stamp set an did stamped it in white...but it wasn't drying fast enough, so I did something I haven't done in years...I went to my embossed powdered drawer, found some sparkly embossing powder, pulled out the heat gun and embossed! I then cut out my little banner added some pop dots and wa la...we're done!

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you can join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, I can't wait to see all the "unconventional" Christmas Color Combos you come up with!


Recipe:
  • Stamp: Papertrey Ink Stocking Prints
  • Ink: Blush CTMH, White Unknown
  • Dies/Punches: Nestabilities Scallop Circle and Circle, Martha Stewart Branches, Cuttebug Embossing Folder Textile
  • Other: Glitter, Glue, Xyron, Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Sparkly Embossing Powder, Organza Ribbon, Glue Dots

5 comments:

jannekescreations said...

Pretty Card Paula ;-)

Janneke X

mustangsarah said...

Very pretty Paula.

Liz Williams said...

I love this pretty pink for Christmas. I will have to do this challenge later myself. It sounds like a fun one!!!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Paula your card is so sweet and adorable. I love this color combo you used. Just beautiful! What is the beautiful glitter you love though? Please share.

mamichelle said...

Wow, that is so soft and pretty, Paula!!