Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Challenging Christmas

Nothing like a new challenge to get me out of my comfort zone! Just Us Girls' challenge is to create a word-background. Let me tell you this was REALLY a challenge for me! The first part of the challenge was deciding on the sentiments. Then I unearthed a set of Hero Arts border stamps wwwaaaayyyy in the back of one of my two Christmas stamp drawers. I must admit I had a few do-overs. I told you it was a challenge!


Merry, Bright, Holidays
~Base card - Stampin' Up card stock
~Layer of diagonal stripe card stock from Michael's
~Layer of Cryogen White stamped using Hero Arts Border Stamps using an assortment of inks, spritzed with Tattered Angel's Glitter Mist, edges curved using punch
~Corner poinsettia die cut using Spellbinders and Cuttlebug and Christmas card stock The 12 Days from Michael's (deep clearance sale last year!!)
~Snowflake is a 3-D sticker from the 97 cent bin at Walmart
~Merry Christmas sentiment stamped with Versamark and Adirondack Moss embossing powder
Challenges/Inspirations
Just Us Girls - word background
Crafty Calendar - all things Christmas
Retro Sketches - sketch
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa

7 comments:

  1. Glad we were able to challenge you! You did a fabulous job! This is so pretty! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  2. Such a pretty card....love the background of words in all those gorgeous colors....well done! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  3. Clever use of many colors....love your take on our challenge over at Just Us Girls. Thanks for joining us!

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  4. Don't know how I missed this one! Love the way you stamped out the words in the background! WOW! Fantastic card!
    Lynn

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  5. Do-overs aside, the end result is wonderful! Love the colorful inking and poinsettia cornered so the words are seen!

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  6. Fabulous word background :) Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

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