Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tealight Christmas Card - TPP#225

I had another play around tonight with Nance's Black Tie Challenge at The Paper Players to create a holiday project that is fancy!  I figure this fits the bill:-


It looks quite unassuming until you pop a battery tealight inside & light up the moon!


I wanted to create something a little different & used the recent JAI sketch as a rough starting point for my design.

http://www.just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/just-add-ink-244-just-add-sketch.html
 (Click on the graphic to go to the JAI challenge)

The starry night sky was created by punching Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper with the Confetti Star Border Punch.  Each star was added using a teeny dob of Crystal Effects.  I used the large circle punch to create the moon aperture in the black cardstock layer, then used a slightly larger circle die to cut the corresponding openings in the white & cherry layers.  The sleigh image was stamped on the vellum with Staz On.  The house was stamped on whisper white cardstock with memento ink & coloured with Blendies.  Tiny pearls (coloured red) have been added to the fussy cut pine tree.  The banner end was cut with the hexagon punch & the house & tree are lifted up on dimensionals.

There are still a couple of days left to play in The Paper Players challenge which you can find by clicking on the graphic below:-


Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Card Components
All SU

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A couple of Christmas Challenges!

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would play along in a couple of challenges to create this card:-


The layout is inspired by the Tina's Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink:-

http://www.just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/just-add-ink-244-just-add-sketch.html

& Nance's Black Tie Challenge at The Paper Players to create a holiday project that is fancy!

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/pp225-black-tie-theme-challenge-from.html

I've kept to a monochromatic palette of white, slate, brushed silver & shiny silver cardstock, with silver embossed details & sentiment.  An extra touch of bling comes from a retired rhinestone embellishment that I had been saving because it's sooo pretty!  :)

Both these challenges are running longer than usual, so you can play along by clicking on the respective graphics.  Make sure you check out the gorgeous samples from the Design Team members too!

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Card Components
All Stampin' Up! as listed above, plus All Is Calm DSP, Versamark Ink, 
Bright & Beautiful S/Set, Many Merry Stars S/Set, Star Framelit Dies, 
Hexagon Punch & Dimensionals