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
Just Us Girls - word background
Crafty Calendar - all things Christmas
Retro Sketches - sketch
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


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

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

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

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

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

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


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