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Friday, November 27, 2009

Time for Another CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Blog Hop

Wow! Where has November gone?! I can't believe our last CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Hop was on November 4 and that was the last time I posted here! Thanksgiving is over?! Really? How can that be! Even worse -- Christmas is less than a month away and I'm totally unprepared. It has been such a busy month and I've had very little time to do anything for the holidays. I'm hoping to have a bit more time in the coming weeks to do some 'creative' things. If I don't, people may be getting New Year's cards from me instead of Christmas cards!

Here is one Christmas card I can add to my stack. I made this for tonight's challenge blog hop. It was fun to stamp and color on patterned paper, although I have to admit I didn't end up doing a lot of coloring! LOL! Take a look at the card both inside and out. All card info is below. Be sure to hop along and see all the gorgeous things the past and present Spotlight team members have made and are sharing tonight.


This is the outside of the card, which was difficult to photograph because the ornament is covered with Crystal Lacquer. I stamped the ornament onto the candy cane striped paper and then stamped the sentiment in the middle. I colored the lines with a red copic and covered them with red crystal lacquer. I sprinkled glitter onto the wet lacquer and then used clear lacquer on the rest of the ornament. Since the dp wasn't very heavy, I got some wrinkling from the lacquer. If I were going to make this again I'd adhere the dp to some heavier stock before cutting it out and putting the lacquer on it. I taped the silver cord to the back of the ornament and then popped it up on pop dots. Note the ivory frame here and the green striped frame on the inside of the card. These are the left over pieces from cutting out the Top Note die on the Big Shot. I went to a holiday card making event and we made some cards that used the center piece but I decided to keep the frames just in case I could make use of them and I did! I like it when I can "recycle" pieces like that!


Here is the inside of the card. The ornaments are blinged up with Spica red, green, clear, and silver pens. I never embellish the insides of may cards so this was quite a challenge for me!


Card Recipe:

Card base: SU Riding Hood Red
DP: All from SU
Large ornament and Merry and Bright sentiment: Holiday Hospitality from Gina K. Designs
Happy Holidays sentiment: Holiday Cheer Stamp TV Kit - Holiday Greetings set
Small ornaments on inside: Vintage Borders set from Gina K Designs
Embellishments: Silver Cord from Gina K Designs; brads from Basic Grey Wassail; ribbon from SU

It's time for another CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Blog hop!
Hostess: Jessica Fick {Design Team Coordinator} Theme: Stamp and color the image on Patterned Paper { any occasion card acceptable, it doesn't have to be Christmas themed} { image may be cut out and layered, but must be stamped and colored on patterned paper} Requirement: any GinaK Designs stamp set & Glitter Bonus Challenge: decorate the inside of your card to coordinate
Participating Designer's links:

20 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

How very pretty, Kay. Love them both.

Stampin' Pam said...

Kay these are lovely - That candy cane paper is striking! Nice effect with the crystal lacquer!

Sharri Seffens said...

Kay, beautiful! I love the shiney ornament!

tlgirl353 said...

Great job Kay! A very cheerful looking card. Nice job on the inside too!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Beautiful Christmas Card Kay! Love the inside too.

NinaB said...

Beautiful, I esp love how you layered different Labels dies.

Deb said...

This is beautiful! I love the combination of papers you chose, and the way you stamped the greenery in the background! Oooh, can't wait to put the tree up now! :)

Selma said...

Kay this is a beautiful card. Really like using those left over scraps to create something else. You did a great job using the dp.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Terrific card, Kay! Both the inside and outside and decorated beautifully!

joy said...

Great combination of colors (love the stripe), brads and ribbon. GREAT JOB!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi kay! this is just beautiful!! I love all the details you added it to it as well. TFS!!!

qvande said...

I love how you used that striped dp to stamp the ornament and the inside of your card is just as pretty as the outside.

Janice M said...

Great card Joy! Love the DP you used!

Giovana said...

Beautiful!

Jennie said...

This is just lovely Kay! Love the dp and the way you did the ornament. I can't believe November is already almost over...this month has flown :o)

redwasher1 said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Kay! Geri

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Kay!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Totally fun and festive!!!

Jessica said...

Kay, what a festive card! Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge - you did so great!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Kay! Beautiful card!!

I am trying to spread the word about a "March of the Snowmen" Blog Hop I'm participating in, and would love to have you check it out. Lot's of blog candy being given away! The blog hop is tomorrow. http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com