Sorry I've been a bit lax on posting ... still trying to get caught up after my crafting trip to Indiana. It was so much fun visiting with my friends and I was so excited to play with some new techniques and projects! Would you believe only today was I able to get back into my cave and play!
The weather has been so beautiful earlier in the week I just had to get outside and take care of a few things. So NOW I'm ready to PLAY!!
The current challenge (which ends today - new challenge starts tomorrow) at Joan's Gardens is to:
I can't begin to tell you how much inspiration I find from doing Joan's challenges!
Here's what I've created for you today.
My focus image comes from the Crafty Secrets Christmas Images & Journal Notes Booklet. My base card is of red cardstock and the background panel comes from the Graphic45 Twelve Days of Christmas 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pack which I purchased last weekend at Joan's Gardens. A full list of products will be listed at the bottom of this post.
How I made the flower:
- I first inked an embossing folder with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and ran it through my embossing machine onto red cardstock ... then reinked and used white cardstock. This gave my flower petals more texture and holiday sparkle.
- Next I die cut my flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. One set with the red cardstock and one set with the white.
- Used my PunchBunch Flower Making Kit to shaped the petals and then glued my panels together to create this 'candy cane' flower. Gold Stickles was used in the center.
A few additional challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round (October) - Christmas
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas is Around the Corner
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Inspired by Christmas Carol (We Wish You A Merry Christmas)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I have my first craft show of the season coming up on Saturday so I'd better get back to putting the finishing touches on my craft show projects.
As always . . .
Papers: Christmas red cs, Winter Green cs, Graphic45 design paper, Crafty Secrets Christmas image & journal note
Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink, Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs B178 Flourish Leaf Strip die, Cheery Lynn Designs B165 Lacey Corners Deco E die, Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, Michaels red grosgrain ribbon, JoAnn's holiday rik-rak, gold Stickles, PunchBunch Flower Making Kit, Ranger Ink Blending Tool & Sponge Pads, xPress It Foam Mounting Tape, Art Glitter Glue
Items identified in RED where purchased at Joan's Gardens.