Hi, there! STAMPlorations is proud to be the sponsor of the current challenge at Crazy for CAS. This challenge blog is owned by the talented Sientje and I was thrilled when she invited me to guest design as well. She has an incredibly talented team! The challenge is a sketch challenge and the winner gets to pick a stamp set from the shop (any single set in the Holiday, Vignette, Sketched, Subway Art Builders, Sentiment Builders, Patchwork Frenzy and Bold Sentiments categories). I hope you’ll stop by the blog and play along! Here’s the sketch:
To create my card, I trimmed 2 panels (a large and small one) and ran them through a poinsettia embossing folder. Instead of using the embossed side, I flipped the panels over so the debossed side shows. I used a TH distressing tool to distress the edges before inking them up with VersaMagic chalk ink (hint of pesto). Next, I trimmed my middle panel, stamped on it using one of the stamps in the Grunge Floral Strips set in chalk ink (hint of pesto), and then inked the two long edges with the same chalk ink color. I adhered these 3 panels onto my card base. On scrap card stock, I stamped the poinsettia (from the Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower) in Memento ink (tuxedo black) and colored it with Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. I fussy cut the image and mounted it on my card with thick foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the same set in black ink. I finished the card by applying a bit of Diamond stickles to give my poinsettia a little sparkle. And the card is done :o)
I’d like to enter my card to these fun challenges: Festive Friday Challenge #39 – Inspiration Photo (I focused on the textures and leaves. Plus it is a new-to-me challenge blog — I obviously have been living under a rock!); Brown Sugar Challenge #109 – Anything Goes; Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – August Anything Goes; ABC Christmas Challenge – Q for Quick and Easy (How quick is quick? It took me about 20 minutes to put this card together, which is quick for me, as the cards I’ve been making lately have taken me at least 45 minutes to make!); Christmas Cards All Year Round – Sparkle & Shine (I used stickles on my image); and Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – Anything Goes; Penny’s Challenge #192 – Children and/or Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re having a great weekend!