Saturday, December 8, 2012

Merry Christmas - 2 challenges

Hey, happy weekend.  It's been such a busy weekend so far, that I haven't had a chance to relax yet.  Hopefully, after I've finished this post I'll settle into my recliner for the rest of the evening...and do NOTHING.

So, when I finished addressing Christmas cards today, I realized that I needed 2 more.  So this little number is one of the cards that (I hope) finishes my stack of cards that will go off the the post office on Monday.

I'm playing along in 2 challenges.

CASology week #22 - Sparkle (oh yes, I love sparkle)  This challenge blog is new to me, and I'm really excited to play along.  You should take a look at the inspiration provided by the design team!
Just Us Girls #166 - Technique Challenge {embossing}  I enjoy both heat embossing and dry embossing, so it didn't take me long to decide to play along with the girls this week.

I combined these 2 challenges into this Christmas card.

Guess what?  This card came together so quickly, that I wondered if something was wrong. Ha!  Really, though, I'm so pleased with how it turned out.  It was easy AND fun.
I used a set of star dies from WPlus9 for the focal panel, then I adhered a piece of champagne glimmer paper - very glittery - behind the panel.  The sentiment is heat embossed with champagne embossing powder.  After that I just popped up this panel with foam tape onto the card base and I was done.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  I hope you'll leave a comment; I love hearing from my visitors!

Card stock: basic black, champagne glimmer (SU)
Ink: versamark
Stamps: Christmas blessings (PTI)
Other: clear cut stacker dies - stars (WPlus9), champagne embossing powder (Recollections), foam tape, scor-tape, anti-static bag


  1. Susie I love your glitter stars. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  2. Totally glam Susie! LOVE those gold sparkly hearts, they really do pop on the black!

  3. Gorgeous sparkle on the black background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  4. Love the movement of the stars across the panel and the sparkle is perfect! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  5. Wow! Super sparkly fun...LOVE IT!!!

  6. That shimmery paper is gorgeous and I love how you used the negative cuts for the stars. Sentiment pops wonderfully with it being embossed too! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  7. love the champagne glitter paper against the black... fab card for the challenge! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. the CAS yet bold design! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!


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