Paper craft project no. 313: Joyful

Hey! We’ve got the last challenge for the year over at STAMPlorations. The theme is pretty easy: stamps and any of our past challenges. Our monthly challenges are here and the sketch challenges are here. Our guest designer is the super-talented LauraJane. I hope you’ll check out the blog to see the beautiful makes by our guest designer and the STAMPlorations girls. The winner (voted by the design team) gets to be our guest designer in February. She’ll also win stamps — 2 stamp sets if STAMPlorations stamps were used in the winning entry; 1 stamp set if no STAMPlorations stamps were used.

As for my project, I went with two past challenges (September Challenge: Stamps & Markers and October Challenge: Stamps & Embossing). I used a chevron embossing folder to emboss a cardstock panel. Then I swiped various Distress inks (mustard seed, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade, fired brick) over the raised areas and stamped the Christmas word block in brown archival ink to create interest and texture onto the inked areas. On pre-cut diecut, I stamped the poinsettia and colored it with Chameleon Color Tones alcohol markers. I cut a fishtail banner from scrap cardstock and stamped the sentiment.

I’d like to link my card to these fun challenges: (1) Virginia’s View Challenge #10 – All Things Distressed (my 3rd entry; I hope Virginia doesn’t get tired of my entries this month — I’m trying to make up for missing last month’s challenge because of work and school!); (2) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Christmas/Holidays; (3) CASology #124 – Old (the Distress inks I’ve used are the ones I’ve had since 2009 — they’re still good after all these years, thanks to my bottle of ink refresher!); and (4) Kylie’s Christmas Card Challenge.

Oh, and we’re having a design team call at STAMPlorations. We’re looking to have a few more creative girls join the challenge team. You’ll find all the details here.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

~Shery

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8 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 313: Joyful”

  1. That is one awesome BG! Must give that a try.

  2. this is gorgeous!!! i love the non traditional colors and the background you created is SO striking!!! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

  3. Just love your background! Hugs, Gerrina

  4. wow, that background is amazing Shery. Then paired with that amazing poinsettia! Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along in my Christmas Card Challenge xx

  5. Fab card, love the colours you have used.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  6. This is so cool! Love the chevron BG :)

  7. Amazing! The graphic awesomeness of this is fab! I love how you’re able to create such vibrant color schemes with your DIs!

  8. LOVELY coloring of the poinsettia!

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