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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Card Makin Mamas Color Challenge


As I said in my last post I'm going back to entering challenges as it has been awhile and it is so much fun!  I decided to just google card challenges and I came across Card Makin Mamas.  In the blog I came across a Color Challenge of Silver and Gold.
When I first came across this challenge I was actually going to pass it up, but had written down the information none the less in my "Challenge Notepad", just in case I decided to come back to it and give it a try.
Good thing I wrote down the information, as I had gone to Target in search of a Christmas themed porcelain bowl to place on my craft desk to place my small pieces when I am paper piecing.  I had bought one from Target for Halloween and thought for sure I would find one for Christmas.  NO such luck... boo.  Instead I had to settle for a crystal bowl, for now.... HA 
While I was going through the "Spot Deals" I came across some ribbon that had 2 coordinating designs for a total of 2 yards for $1. 
I found my inspiration for my challenge!
Although the challenge says I don't have to make a Holiday card, I just felt I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use it with one of my new Stamps of the Week from Unity.  Plus my shopping trip to Target paid off too. 
So this is what I came up with. 

The base of my card measures 4.25 x 5.5.  I added a layer 3.75 x 4.5 placed on dimensionals.
I stamped my image with StazOn Jet Black Unity's Stamp of the Week, Penguin Coolness for the image and sentiment.
The snowflake came from ProvoCraft Stretch your Imagination.  I took three of the same image and glued them together then used Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint "Rock Candy" when it dried I inked the snowflake with Stampin' Up Baja Breeze to show off the "crackle".  To add more to the "silver" look I added Rangers Glossy Accents, of which I am running low on.... oops, around the edges then covered with Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I also used the same technique on the penguins dangling snowflake and around the sentiment.  Then finally used my newly acquired goody from Target to line the layer and the string to the snowflake.


Laura said...

Super cute!

Connie said...

I have a couple granddaughters that would be thrilled to receive this cute card in the mail. It is delightful! Thank you for sharing.
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Connie :)