Friday, July 4, 2014
Just-Rite Christmas Treasures Fan Club Christmas Challenge
Hi blogging friends
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.
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