I love Saturdays! It is a day where I have the luxury of just relaxing and creating cards for various challenges. Today's card was designed with three challenges in mind: Our Creative Corner, which was a sketch challenge, Penny's Challenges, which was a "No DP" challenge, and a new one to me, Crazy 4 Challenges , where the challenge was to use at least one punch on the project. Plus this card has the added luxury of being quick and easy! Enjoy this "Delightfully Easy Delightful Decoration" card!
The Stampin' Schach Tips:
- Texturz for texture! The Big Shot pairs up with the Stampin' Up! Perfect Details Texturz Plate to create an embossed background quick as a wink! Spritzing the paper beforehand deepens the embossing by weakening the paper fibers. Rubbing alcohol can also be used, and evaporates more quickly than water.
- Uniquely unique! The Horizontal Slot Punch was used in creating the slits for the ribbon treatment. Two Circle Fire Brads bring attention to the Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, which has been interwoven through the slots. How cool is that!
- Bling-a-ling! A third Circle Fire Brad is substituted for the "O" in Joy! Good things come in threes!
- Tag Team! I love to layer the Modern Label Punch. The doubled label looks great layered upon a tag from Stampin' Up! Lots of Tags Sizzlit 4-Pack.
I know that I have been featuring many non-traditional holiday colors this fall. It's refreshing to get back to Real Red and Garden Green. I know that during this Tuesday's Holiday Hop you will undoubtedly see all combinations of holiday colors. The Pals' Holiday Hop is hosted by a group of talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators who are ready to show off their paper crafting skills with inspirational ideas using Stampin' Up! products! So please join us on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 5:00 AM CST as we showcase all that Stampin' Up! has to offer - from rubber stamps, designer paper, embellishments, and much more! Mark your calendar now! You don't want to miss out! You can enter the hop at any point in the line-up, and we will make certain that you don't get lost! I will include a complete listing of Holiday Hop participants in tomorrow's post! But trust me, you will not be disappointed with the variety!
Remember, there is still time to participate in the Pals Paper Arts challenge. This week we are hosting a KISS challenge. KISS stands for "Keep It Simple, Sweetie". These are cards that are quick and easy, with minimal layers and embellishments. If it is "kissable" to you, it is "kissable" to us. Mr. Linky will close at Noon CST on Tuesday. Who knows? You may be one of the next Pals Artist Picks!
As always, I appreciate your comments! And, never hesitate to email me if you have a question about a technique that I use or a card that I create! I love helping others with their stamping questions. Until next time...
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Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations (116517---Holiday Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370); Paper: Real Red (102482), Garden Green textured (108697---Earth Elements assorted), Whisper White (100730); Inks: Real Red (103133); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Stampin' Up! Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962), Standard Texturz Impression Pad (114614), Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber (114615), Stampin' Up! Lots of Tags (114508), Modern Label Punch (1166630), Ornament Punch (116794---Holiday Mini), Horizontal Slot Punch (105089); Glitz and Glam: Circle Fire Brads (109110), 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Gold Elastic Cord (109867---Holiday Mini)