Friday, March 26, 2010

Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge #45 - So Many Embossibilities!

Hello Friends!! Happy Friday to all of you! It's Friday so that means it's a new challenge at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!! Yup! This week is an easy challenge! It's been tough ones the past few weeks but this week, it's pretty simple but oh, so fun!!! Stop by the challenge blog and play along with us! We'd love to see your beautiful Christmas card!!

Vicki of Summerthyme Studio came up with a fabulous challenge for us this week. The challenge is to add some sort of embossing on your card whether it's dry or heat embossing! Well. . .I did both and more! Not only did I do some dry and heat embossing on my card but I also added dimensional paint to my card and I created 2 of them! I meant business this week! LOL!!

I can't remember the Stampin Up set I used for this card. I'm too lazy to pull out the set and check the name of the set. . .sorry, but it's almost midnight and I'm prescheduling this post. If you want to know the set name or the card recipe, email me. You're probably wondering how I'm going to fit my cards into envelopes with the huge bow on my cards! Well, where there is a will, there is a way! LOL! I've done it before . . .:) Seriously . . . the trick is to create your card about 1/4" to 1/2" smaller than the envelope size. By doing so, it'll provide a bit of space for your big bows!

Okay. . .I'm not sure if the arrangement of the pine cone and the branch is correct. For those in the know. . .is that how it suppose to look?

There's a lot things going on with my card! LOL! I just can't seem to make a simple elegant card. I try but I keep adding and adding stuff. . .uggh!

Here is a quickie instruction on how I created my card:

  • First of all I ran the white background through my Sizzix embossing folder.
  • I then stamped the images on white card stock using Versamark ink
  • I applied gold embossing powder to the stamped images and heat embossed the images
  • I added Tulip Fabric Paint to parts of the images to make it look like snow
  • Before the fabric dried, I added clear glitter to the paint and allowed it to dry
  • I cut out the images then mounted to the embossed panel
  • I matted the embossed panel on to gold metallic card stock
  • Finally I added the 1 inch ribbon

I don't know if you can see it but the white area of the image is puffed up with the fabric paint and it also has a bit of shimmer from the glitter.

Anyway. . .today is going to be a busy day. . .I won't be home to craft today until later in the afternoon! Whaaaaa! Then tomorrow, I won't be home all day again. My daughter wants to visit the Wild Animal Park in San Diego as a birthday gift. She loves animals and wants to work at the Wild Animal Park as an intern one day. I think she wants to be a Vet but she wants to test it out first before she decides on her biological science major concentration. She knew from the age of 5 that she wanted to be a Vet or wild life conservationist. I think it has to do with her watching the Animal Channel and Animal Rescue show when she was a small child that made her decide that she wants to work with animals. It's funny because I don't remember deciding on a career field that early in life. I think I finally made a decision on a career when I was already in college! LOL! Isn't it nice to know what you want to do with your life by the age of 5?

Well I hope y'all will play along with us at CSAYL! Be sure to stop by and check out the beautiful cards the design team created!!!

Hope y'all have a beautiful Friday!!


Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW!! These are GORGEOUS, Maria!! I love the white & gold color combo...very elegant!!

Sparkle said...

These are so lovely!

Jaime Benavides said...

Your cards are gorgeous...I love the snow effect on the pinecones and needles. Simply Fabulous! Thanks for sharing...I look forward to your blog feeds daily! ;)

Marcia said...

and another totally Awesome card!

Jodi said...

Wow!! These are gorgeous girl! I love the embossing and the gold you added on your card!! So pretty!
Jodi =)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Maria! What an elegant card! I LOVE it!



Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

so lovely and elegant!

2 Worlds said...

I do love my cricut and love scal but i still buy cartridges because provocraft still making great graphics but to have scal is a plus and they have for mac.
Stay tuned I will make some cut files also for scal

lisa808 said...

This card is gorgeous! The pine cone looks so real and the bow is beautiful.

Jacqui said...

My are so very talented. This card is absolutely fantastic

Patty Chalas said...

SanKari: i love those pinguins... they are adorable... your card is beautiful!!

Nice job!!

Patty Chalas said...

Maria: awesome card.... I love the beautiful color combination...

Nice job!!

The Wired Angel said...

This is stunning Maria.. You always do such a fab job and leave us with such inspiration. Hugs, Peggy

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