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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"Dear Apple" Gorjuss + Seeing Red Challenge

Hello, hello!

I wanted to stop in today with another card for the "Seeing Red" challenge at Naughty or Nice Challenges. The contest ends at midnight PST on February 25. so you still have time to join.   This is such a beautifully simple card, but I just love it. I wanted the apple to stand out because it was just perfect for this theme. It reminds me a lot of Snow White and the apple the witch wanted to give her.


I made this card using the "Dear Apple" Gorjuss stamp set from DoCrafts. I will be doing a blog review on some of their things in the near future so stay tuned :)  They are the most gorgeous stamps that I've seen in both quality and appearance. They're made of rich thick red rubber and the image is flawless. Flawless, people!  I'm not kidding when I say I just stared at them when I first got them. I was amazed at how pretty and sturdy they were!

To make this card, I made an A2 base out of Neenah Solar White Card Stock and heat embossed the image in Ranger's Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I colored the apple with Copics (R 12, 14 and 17; YG 07), then stopped there because I was happy. Gorgeous :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to join us in the challenge!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Naughty or Nice "Seeing Red" Spinner Card

Happy February!

This month's challenge at Naughty or Nice Challenges is "Seeing Red", so get that red ink, ribbon, card stock and embellishments together and join in the fun!




This technique is really fun to do! To make this card:
--Cut a circle out of both your card base and another piece of card stock, then die cut two scalloped hearts.
--Sandwich the thread in between the hearts making sure to leave several inches of thread on both ends.  If you use glue, it may be helpful to tape the thread on before gluing the hearts together.  If you're a tape kind of gal like me, just make sure to tape it down before adhering the hearts together.
--Center the heart in the window of the card base.  When you're happy with the placement, make sure the thread is taut and tape it to the card base.  Trim the ends so you cannot see them. 
--Use a background stamp for the second piece of card stock and attached ribbon to the bottom.  
--Line up the windows and adhere the pieces with dimensional tape.  

Supplies:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ribbon from stash
Herringbone Impression Obsession Cover a Card
Red card stock
Silver string
Big Shot
QuickKutz Nesting Lace Hearts
Spellbinders Circle Dies

Thanks for visiting today! I hope to see some of you join in the challenge :) You have until Feb. 25 to submit your creation.