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Monday, November 7, 2011

Joan's Garden Challenge Mini Pizza Box

Joan challenged us this week to make a Mini Pizza Box following Selma's tutorial and Make a band for the box ,use Graphic45 paper if possible and decorate the band . Here's the box I made . I must say the tutorial that Selma gave on her blog was very easy to follow and I like how neatly the corners are . Will be using this again for sure . I used the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper ,and decorated my band with a flower made with Spellbinders Spiral blossom die and layered it on several layers of organza cut with TH tattered florals and singed the edges with my heat tool.I added a pearl to the center of the flower. Other supplies used are Spellbinders foliage,HFC leaves stamped and cut out , MS lace border punch,Bosskut leaf flourish, pearl from my stash.

Joan's Garden --Mini Pizza Box

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

PB Saturday Challenge#176 silver &snowflakes

I was playing with some of my new PB stamps this weekend and noticed that the challenge this week over at PB Saturday challenge is to make a card with silver and snowflakes. Here's my card for the challenge.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:PB berry red,snow white,letter background(stamped on reindeer),TH branch(letters from Santa).
Paper: Bazzill white and SU. Bazzill silver c/s
Ink: encore silver,DI pumice stone.
Other: silver EP,MS snowflake punch ,CB snowflake die, TH reindeer die , TH Baroque die ,ribbon from stash,Viva pearl pen, Star dust stickles.

Penny Black Sat.challenge #176

Winter Wonderland :make your card sparkle

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Rambling--Christmas Theme

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Trash to Treasure Blog Giveaway

Lynn over at Trash to Treasure is having one great blog birthday giveaway.Drop by and check it out Here's the link

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow challenge --Vellum

Over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week the challenge is to use Vellum. Here's a card that I did using Vellum for the music sheet. I stamped the Christmas Carol with Archival ink on vellum and dried with heat tool ( have to be careful that the vellum doesn't burn ) I then tore around the edge and inked with DI vintage photo. The image is from the LaBlanche Christmas collection which I stamped with Memento ink on the LaBlanche speciality paper ,BG was sponged with DI's and image colored with the cut and dry nibs and DI. Liquid applique was used to create the snow on the branches.
This was my first time using the LaBlanche special cardstock and I just love how easy it is to blend inks . I certainly will be using it again .
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Sugar Creek Hollow --Vellum

Really Reasonable Ribbon Rambling

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Let it Snow

This is a card I did for the challenge over at Joan's Garden this week . It sure tested my patience, I think I spoiled 4 pieces of glossy c/s before I was happy with one. The challenge was to follow Selma's tech--snowy background ,use trees , a flourish and combination of colors. I used tumbled glass and faded jeans DI to create my BG by sponging on the tumbled glass first then stamped my images with Versamark dried with heat tool then sponged with faded jeans DI. I then went over the whole area with an embossing buddy before embossing the large tree with white embossing powder after I spritzed with a fine mist of water for a snowy effect.This was a great tech but I did have a little trouble with the misting (guess I was a little too heavy at first ). Stamps were from TH's mini holidays2 and SU lovely as a tree. The flourish is TH elegant flourishes which I cut and wrapped around the circle. Added some SU striped ribbon and snowflakes to complete my card. Entering this in

Joan's Garden challenge#8

Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings #35 Christmas Theme

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