Friday, July 4, 2014

Just-Rite Christmas Treasures Fan Club Christmas Challenge

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

Thank you for your kind 'Get Well' messages from my last post.  My cold is lingering on and on but hopefully it will start to improve soon.  My loved one is still sick too but they feel quite a bit better than a few days ago and their cough is certainly not as yucky so the antibiotics seem to be working.

Today, I am sharing a Christmas card which I made for the Splitcoaststampers Christmas Fan Club Challenge for July and the theme is "All about the Sentiment".  I have hardly made any Christmas cards this year.  I had originally planned to make a card each month for the Christmas Fan Club Challenge but just wasn't "feeling it" until now.  I have to be in-the-mood for Christmas cardmaking and if I try and force myself to make one when I don't want to, I usually end up with a messy Craft Room and very little to show for it.  

The dry embossing is a Nellie Snellen Christmas Square-1 EFE004 embossing folder.  The sentiment and border is from an old Just-Rite Christmas Treasures set (which uses their own 3-1/4" round stamper) and was stamped using Versamark Watermark ink and heat-embossed using Ranger Silver superfine embossing powder.  I really love how you can see such fine detail with this embossing powder.

After I attached the main panel to the card, I thought that the panel needed something more so decided to cut a silver glitter cardstock border using my Lifestyle Nesting Circles and the Magnetic platform in my Big Shot.  The magnetic platform makes it so easy to cut a border this way because you can lay the dies exactly where you want them and they don't move in the machine.  I glued down the silver circle using Tombow Mono Multi glue.

I used my Perfect Layers Tools to trim a 1/16" border around the silver cardstock base (LOVE these tools - they make crafting so much easier!).  By the way, I attached the silver glitter cardstock to the white cardstock using Ranger Wonder Tape.  Doublesided tape, in my experience, just doesn't work for attaching glitter cardstock - it isn't strong enough.

Lastly, I added silver rhinestones.  Finished size is 5-1/8" x 5-1/8".


Apart from the SCS Fan Club Challenge, I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes - with the optional extra of doing something for Christmas in July

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - July - Anything Goes 

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #183 - Let's get Sentimental

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today.


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Just-Rite Christmas Treasures (sentiment and border)

Ink:  Versamark Watermark

Accessories:  Just-Rite 3-1/4" round stamper, Big Shot, Big Shot magnetic platform, Ranger Silver superfine embossing powder, heat-gun, Perfect Layers Tools, Lifestyle Nesting Circle dies, Nellie Snellen Christmas Square-1 EFE004 embossing folder, Ranger Wonder Tape, Tombow Mono Multi glue, Papermania adhesive stones Silver PMA351103, cardstock - silver glitter, white


Hazel said...

Beautiful white on white. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Jobear wonderful combination of elements on this beautiful card. Love it for its simple beauty. Great stamped images and embossing combo.
Thanks for sharing it. Have the Ranger EP in gold and it is my absolute favourite.
My current silver is about twenty years old and is good too but not sure of brand! Had two combined them in one larger container for ease of return powder.
Found them cheaply at Woolies and put my most used EP in them on my desk. :) praying for you and your family to be fully well soon.
Love and God bless you all dear friend. Shaz in Oz xxx

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, love the silver/white combo :o)
Jackie xx

Lynn McAuley said...

What an elegant holiday design, Jocelyn! Your embossed framing around this wonderful sentiment is divine!

Whisper said...

Simply stunning, Luv Sam x

Rose said...

this is stunning!!! So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

pam said...

hi Jocelyn, thank you for leaving me your lovely comment on my blog, really appreciate you doing so.

love this beautiful WOW card, very elegant.
pam UK

Marie B. said...

Beautiful card! Love it! :)

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, love this. It's very elegant with the silver on the white, Liz x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the embossed background and silver embossing
Carol x

gobarb26 said...

Hi. I just found your blog on Splitcoast Stampers and I am enthralled with your work. I have been going back and forth on your posts for quite a while, today. I am from the USA. I have decided to follow your blog. I don't do that too often! You really inspire me.
Barb Burgess, CZT

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