Friday, November 14, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #73 ~ Color Challenge Baja and chocolate

I had a lot of fun with today's bloggers challenge! The challenge was to use the colors Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip with White. I NEEDED to add a little silver to complete my design, because my ornaments needed some hardware.

For this week's scrapbooking club, I did some out of the box ornaments, using punches and stamps to make some cool ornaments that served as journaling blocks.. It made me think that I could use some Non-Christmas sets to make ornaments for Christmas cards.

So, let's start with the base. I used white craft ink, then poured heat and stick powder on top. Heat it once, pour some glitter on, then heat it again to set it. That made my base layer snowflakes sparkle.

Next, I cut a piece of card stock 5.5" by 2.75" and scalloped both sides, so that my two inch piece of dsp would layer perfectly on top. The scallop punch takes a quarter inch off each side. so instead of cutting the piece 2 1/4" I added a half inch to scallop it on both sides.

Pick a petal is a fun set. Next, I stamped my images in chocolate chip and punched them out with the oval punch for time's sake. I only had about an hour to spare this morning. I cut the ovals to a point, following the shape of the petals and stuck them to the white & dsp layers.


Oh, I skipped a step here.. Before sticking the ornaments down, I used my stampin up wheel guide, to draw the lines for my faux ribbon, with a white gel pen. I drew the lines a little longer than I needed, then covered up the white line with the petal/ornament.. Next, I took my 3 flower punch, and punched some silver flowers. Stick them on with snail, then punch a hole through and add a brad...

And Glitter EVERYWHERE... I added it to the petals, my ornament holders, the top of the brads.. and on top of the rubon. That sentiment is a chocolate rubon from the snow flurries rubon set. Thanks so much for a great challenge Lisa!

Check out my friends from the bloggers challenge group for their awesome creations with this color challenge.

19 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh this is wonderful Selene. Those petals make great ornaments. Love you design layout!

Patti Chesky said...

Cute!!! Another clever idea from Selene!!! You rock!

Connie Paxman said...

Now what a cool idea, turning the petals into ornaments...I have this set.
TFS
Connie paxman

Robin Merriman said...

Awesome, as always! I love the layout and all the sparkle! Bring on the bling, sistah!

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo elegant! Love the hint of shimmer...and I agree..you needed the silver brads....stunning card! {SMILES}

Barb Hardeman said...

Very cool idea to use the petals for ornaments. The card is very elegant.

Barb Hardeman said...

Very cool idea to use the petals for ornaments. The card is very elegant.

Kerry D-C said...

Beautiful card!! Desn't it seem weird that blue and brown make such great Xmas colors!?

Ida P. Krause said...

This is so pretty. The petals make beautiful ornaments. I love the sparkle you added to them.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is CUTE! Great way to use those petals! TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I just love how you used the petals for ornaments Selene! What a wonderful card! :D

Rachel Hope said...

Great idea! The petals make Great ornaments!

Lisa Bohler said...

I like how you used the three flower punch and the pick a petal set in a new way! Very pretty!

Stacey Carter said...

I love this card. I never think to use this stamp set anymore but I think I just might case this for Christmas cards.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Connie said...

I love your ornaments! Great idea! Thanks for sharing...may have to case this for a class (if you don't mind!)

Beckie said...

cool card! I love your ornaments!

wendy groszkiewicz said...

Oh, I love it! Clever use of the petals! And it's nice and sparkly! :)

Claudia said...

Love it - Love it - Love it!!!!

Lori said...

This is fantastic, Selene! How clever to use the petals as ornaments!