Friday, October 23, 2009

Be Merry and Bright!

This week Dancerriley was the Featured Stamper over on Split Coast Stampers. I chose her pretty ornament card to case. I used a a different ornament stamp, different colors and a different nestability cut out - but the theme is basically the same.

The stamps I used are from the new Sewing Box Christmas (the ornaments) and Seasons of Love (the sentiments) stamp sets by Waltzingmouse Stamps . Both sets offer lots of possibilities for all your holiday card needs! You can check out Claire's wonderful samples on her blog.

For the ornaments - I stamped them first on avocado card stock and then again on designer papers. I cut out the center part from the DP's and layered them over the avocado stampings using foam dimensionals. I punched a hole for the loop and threaded gold ribbons through as hangers attaching the ends on the back of the panel. I slipped wider gold mesh ribbon under the hangers tying it in a knot on the side.For the sentiment inside the card - I adhered the center piece that was left from cutting the Labels Nine Nestability frame on the front of the card under the ornaments and stamped Merry Christmas directly on the Nestie cut out.

Caseing a card for the Featured Stamper challenge is so fun - I would not usually use so many patterns or have created such a busy card on my own - these kinds of challenges make you move out of your comfort zone and grow a little in your creating!

My church fair is this weekend (Fri and Sat) and I'll be selling at it both days as well as helping close it down on Sat afternoon - I'll have some pics to share with you after the weekend!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Sewing Box Christmas, Seasons of Love
Paper: PTI - white, ripe avocado, scarlet jewell, DP Holiday Cheer
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, gold ribbons: PTI,, circle punch, Labels Nine Nestabilities


Anonymous said...

WOW! What a stunning creation Julia!! I love your papers! HUGS

Busym1 said...

It is stunning! Good luck at your sale, I have mine tomorow! I'm still working, took a little break! Hugs, michelle

Cheryl said...

Love the vibrant, rich colors! Gret holiday card!

chelemom said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous!!!!

~amy~ said...

Julia, what a stunning card!!!

Good luck at your church fair this weekend!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wonderful cards Julia!I've been gone way too long but it's fun to come and see all the stuff you've made in the mean time!