Wednesday already! This week is moving along at a nice pace! Work was loads of fun today as the network was down for most of the day which makes for a very non-productive time. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here for the past couple of days and is supposed to stay like this through the weekend. On a happy note I finally finished the third Hunger Games book. I think I started reading it 8 months ago. My flight over the weekend prompted me to finish it and I have to say it was pretty good. I use to read all the time but there is just not enough time to in the day as it is and to add one more thing, well, you know how it goes!
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Now for today’s post that is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge. This week’s sketch has an interesting layout…
I decided on a Holiday card that is very non-tradiotional in it’s colors, so unlike me huh?! The base of the card is Pool Party Card Stock. For the background I used a piece of paper from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack on top and a piece of Midnight Muse on the bottom. Before I adhered it to the base I used some Sticky Strip to adhere a piece of Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon across the seam. The greeting is from the Joy to the World Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Midnight muse and is backed with a piece of Pool Party. For the small ornaments I stamped two from the Very Merry Tags Stamp Set in Pool Party and punched them out with the Mosaic Punch. The large ornament is from the Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set, stamped in Pool Party and Punched out with the Christmas Ornament Punch. The very merry is punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. All of the elements and greeting are adhered with Stampin’ DImensionals. Three Basic Jewels Rhinestones give the card a little sparkle and finish it off nicely. I really like the colors, they are a bit patriotic but fun for a Holiday card! Thanks very much for dropping by today to see my Paper Craft Crew Design Team card for this week’s sketch. Don’t forget to stop by the blog and see the other inspiration from the Design Team and enter yours in the gallery! Here’s to wishing you a fun filled Wednesday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Pool Party, Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Season of Style Stack
Ink: Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stamp Sets: Joy to the World, Very Merry Tags and Christmas Collectibles Clear Mount
Embossing Powder: Pool Party Stampin’ Emboss
Punches: Christmas Ornament, Mosaic and 7/8″ Scallop Circle
Embellishments: Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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How do we do it, Justin. I’ve also used Midnight Muse card and ribbon on my sample. Love your layered ornaments here.
Thanks! LOL! Just in sync sometimes Carolyn! 🙂
Fabulous, Justin! How good does the Pool Party embossing look on Midnight Muse card??!! Might just have to borrow that idea! The ornaments look great, too.
Thank you Christine! I love the Pool Party Embossing Powder! 🙂
Different color combo for Christmas. Thanks for sharing that colors don’t always have to be red and green. The more I look at your card, it grows on me.
Thank you Lisa! I love any Christmas cards that aren’t red and green! 🙂
I absolutely love this card, Justin! Love, love, love. It’s so bold and in-your-face, yet subtle and beautiful at the same time. I’ll be studying this one.
Thank you very much Brian! Love your description! 🙂
I love the way the mosaics work with the ornaments. Great card!
Thank you Sandy! 🙂
*picks jaw up*&
see I couldn’t even finish that trying to pick my jaw up
You know how I am a sucker for the nontraditional stuff lol
LOL! Thank you very much Fran! I know you and I both love non-traditional holiday cards! 🙂
OOOOOOO!!! Love it!
Thanks Vicki! 🙂
WOW! I almost had to stand up and salute that great Christmas card Justin! Loved it!
LOL! Thanks Grace! At ease! 🙂
Love the mixture of Pool Party and Midnight Muse with red! Traditional red and green are so overrated! This is modern and trendy.
P.S. – I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Hunger Games series too. Katniss rocks!
Thank you Crystal! I am with you on the red and green!
Yes, Katniss was great!! 🙂
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