Saturday, September 17, 2011
My Challenge Card
It seemed strange to see people with light jackets on in the store tonight. Just 2 short weeks ago our air conditioner was still running. It is supposed to warm up in the next few days. I really do like the warm days and cool nights of fall. Just not near freezing temps.
Time to move on to my card for today. This one I made for the challenge I am hosting for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Korin released the new Christmas stamps on Thursday night. If you missed all the fun you can get all the chatty details here.
There are 3 challenges running and there is still time to play along to win one of the new stamp sets.
My challenge is to make a Christmas card. Get all the info here on what you need to do to play along.
There are 2 other challenges along with the one I am hosting. Taylor has a recipe challenge and Janette has an edge challenge. Check those out as well. Lots of new stamps to be won.
I called my challenge "lets get festive". For my sample I made a square card. I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point so I stamped it on a circle and then used some white ribbon underneath the circle.
I worked the swirly ribbon around the circle. This was the first time I worked ribbon this way and I really liked how it turned out.
I layered this on a doily die that I cut in a teal shade using a die from Cherry Lynn designs. Korin is now carrying these dies in her store.
I added a pearl snowflake button to my bow to complete this card. I have the best tool for cutting off the button shank. It makes a smooth back so you can use it on your cards.
That's my card for today. I hope you will join along in this challenge.
Some other challenges:
1. Inspire me Fridays has an anything goes.
2. Phindy's Friday challenge blog has a Christmas challenge.
3. The Crafters Companion blog has a Christmas Challenge.
4. The Bloggers Challenge this week is to add a button to your card. I used a pearl snowflake button.