Does anyone know what time it is?
It's CHALLENGE Time!
And over at Clear It Out Challenge, it's time for a new challenge. And, as usual, our fearless leader, Laura, has come up with another GREAT challenge for us. So get out your paper, scissors, and glue . . .
Are ;you ready?
I didn't hear you . . .
Are you ready?
IT'S CHALLENGE TIME!!!
Theme: Anything Goes
Stash: Anything Goes
You have one week (till Nov. 24th) to get your projects in.
This week's sponsor is:
For this week's challenge, I picked a digi image called "New Baby" by Ike's Art for Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet. When I first saw this image, I knew it would be PERFECT for Christmas card . . . to show the "real reason for the season" (Jesus' birthday). So wanting to keep it simple but meaningful, I got out my vellum paper from PaperTemptress and Metallic Gold Sparkle WOW! Embossing Powder and went to work . . . okay, I went to play. Here's how my card turned out:
"Metallic Vintage Gold Sparkle" WOW! Embossing Powder
Vintage Gold Glitter
Raindrops from PaperTrey Ink
misc. gold ribbon
sealer (for the glitter on mat)
sentiment from Close To My Heart
For this digi, I did what is called "digital" embossing. This is where you print your image on a slick paper, a paper that the ink doesn't dry instantly, so you can put embossing powder on it RIGHT after it gets done printing and then use a heat embossing gun to emboss it. Since I was using vellum and I always have a hard time with my vellum curling as I use my heat gun, I decided to try something a bit different . . . I attached my image to my Heavenly White 120# paper from PaperTemptress before heat embossing instead of waiting to do so afterwards. And guess what? It worked!!! NO curls! YAY!
Since I didn't have any glitter paper, I took some Cryogen paper from Paper Temptress, trimmed down to the size I needed and put glitter on outer 1/4" of the paper . . . then used a sealer so I didn't get glitter everywhere. After adding the ribbon and a few Raindrops, I put all my layers together . . . VOILA! I was done . . . and I am VERY happy with the way it turned out. So simple, but elegant!
Here's some closeups to show how "sparkly" the embossing powder is:
Here's a closeup of the sentiment:
"For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour
which is Christ the Lord."
Remember, you have one week (till Nov. 24th) to get your projects in over at Clear It Out Challenge in order to be eligible for the weekly prize. We can't wait to see what you come up with next . . . and can't wait to be inspired as usual!!!
Till the next time I'm up in the night.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - "T" for Traditional Christmas
Becca's Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
Christmas Cards All Year Round - NO patterned paper
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long (#37) - Anything Goes
Craft for Craic - Birthday (Christmas is Jesus' birthday)
Crafty Sentiments - 2 or more papers
Crazy Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Favorite Technique (digital embossing)
Crimbo Crackers - Clean and Simple
D.L.Art #144 - Anything Christmas
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - 12 Days of Christmas Cards Link-up
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Add a sentiment
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Our Daily Bread Designs - BLESSINGS Word Challenge (use at least 4 letters)
(B - Bling; E - Embossing powder; I - Ink; G - Gold Sparkle
embossing powder & Glitter; S - Stamp/Sentiment)
Pile It On - Vintage (my embossing powder is vintage gold)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Sparkle n Sparkle -Anything Goes using glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking)
Stamp and Create - Ribbons or bows
STAMPlorations - Stamps & Layers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes