Hello Bloggers. I have been keeping a secret and boy, oh boy, was it ever hard to keep!
Hazel invited me to be the February Guest Designer at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. This is a monthly challenge sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. The theme is always Anything Goes, as long as it is Christmas.
Pop on over to Hazel's CHNC Challenge Extra and check it out. If you link up one of your cards, you will have a chance to at the random drawing for $21.00 of Bugaboo images.
For my first card, I chose Poinsettia Heel. You can get it here from Bugaboo Stamps. I made this card for my eldest daughter (Glamour Girl). She owns many a pair of high heels just like this one, so should enjoy this card when she opens it in December. Luckily, she does not read my blog!
I coloured the shoe with three tones of silvery grey copic pens. I went over the striped toe detail with a silver Sakura Jelly Roll pen, to give a bit of shimmer. I printed the image twice, and then fussy cut out the poinsettia and layered it back onto the heel. I used the Jelly Roll pen on the Poinsettia berries as well.
You can see the Jelly Roll shimmer on the toe detail and the paper piecing on the poinsettia a bit better here...
I matted the image with a snippet of red mirri card and then again with a snippet of silver glitter card. I then diecut it and popped it upwards on my card. I wanted that shoe to be front and center when she opens her card! It is the first time I have tried this on a card, and I like the effect that it gives.
I added two Penny Black Holly dies and topped them with a Michael's red poinsettia. Yes, once again it is from the 25 cent clearance packages. A bit of stickles on the holly berries, and a snippet of fine silver cord were the final touches on this card.
Card Base - hand made, from my stash
Design Papers - Echo Park, Tis the Season stack and Heidi Swapp Peppermint Stix
Cards Stock - snippets of red and white card from my stash
Red Mirri Card - American Crafts, from my stash
Silver Glitter Paper - Multi Craft Imposts Dollar store purchase, from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders, Labels 26 mat; Penny Black, Holly Berries
Bling - red diamonds, from my stash
Cord - ultra fine silver cord, from my stash
Flower - Michael's, Nouveau Noel Poinsettia
Image - Poinsettia Heels, from Bugaboo Stamps
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must cover card base with paper
3. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - must be Christmas, theme is spots or stripes