Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stars Challenge 9/10/15

This week's team challenge was to create a card using the following sketch.  Isn't it versatile?  I chose to rotate the card 90-degrees, but you could also replace the strips underneath the square with banners or ribbon or you could use patterned paper instead of the solid cardstock I chose.  And that square, well, it could be a circle, or any of the Thinlits shapes...the sky is the limit.  As for me, I have had one of this year's new Christmas paper packs, Merry Moments, laying around and decided it was time to start using it to plan upcoming classes & to start preparing for Christmas.  I drew color inspiration from the patterned paper, using Mossy Meadow, Real Red, and Old Olive for my colors.  Also, I added a bit of bling to the Tree using our Rhinestones.  When you buy a pack of our rhinestones, they come with many individual rhinestones of varying sizes and then several strips of the smallest rhinestones, which made it super easy to just line up over one of the plaid lines on the tree.  I just trimmed them to the right length with my X-acto knife and then used the point of the knife to transfer the strip of rhinestones from the packaging to the paper.  I experimented with placing the cut-out tree on plain red cardstock, but it needed something, so I ran the cardstock through my Big Shot in the On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The tree & inside sentiment are stamps from the Lots of Joy stamp set.  I've got several more designs up my sleeves using these papers & stamps so check back often!


If you'd like to buy this card, bop on over to my Etsy store by clicking HERE and I'd be happy to help you out! 

If you'd like to see how my friends interpreted this sketch, click on their names below:
Connie Plaumann
Sharon Bennett
Robyn Rasset
Judy Strickling
Ashley Simmons
Miriam Bollinger
Dawn Olchefske

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Christmas cards Michelle! I went through your other posts also - I really love the way you keep your elements to minimum and keep it so simplistic (mostly cuz its really hard for me to do!)


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