Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Decorations Challenge for CASS

Hi there,

Wait, what happened to August (not to mention summer)? My September blog header is a "late bloom" of my hardy hibiscus! Such a huge flower, though I have to say the leaves didn't look so spectacular this year!! I know that Japanese beetles got to them last year and it looks like that again, however the big saucer blooms are so fun and although they only last a couple of days, it has put on a lovely display of blooms the entire summer.

I'm here today with my monthly post for Christmas at Sweet Stampin', where they have an anything goes Christmas challenge and this month there is an option to use decorations! Surely, you have a stamp or die cut of some kind of Christmas decoration?  We would love to see you join in the fun. So now on to my card:

I was able to attend the Scrapbook Convention last month, where I took a few fun classes and picked up a few fun items! One of the classes was with Rubbernecker Stamps using their Watercolor Background Set 1227. For my card background, I started with one of the background images and mixed some water from a waterbrush and some Nuvo Catherine Wheel Shimmer Powder, using the waterbrush I painted the image and stamped it on to a piece of watercolor paper. I continued this process several times.

After the red splatters were dry (I used my heat tool to ensure it was), I came in and repeated the process with Nuvo Green Parade Shimmer Powder.

I die cut a piece of red and green cardstock using the Memory Box Addison Background Ornament die.

I then cut the Addison Ornament twice from Gold Mirror cardstock.

The gold ornaments were adhered to the red and green ornaments using a little Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. The middle bauble was made by die cutting the ornament out of red cardstock and then putting a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet on top of Gold Mirror cardstock and running it through with the background die cut. The Adhesive sheet was peeled back to reveal the sticky gold surface on to which I placed the red ornament.

The sticky surface of the ornament was then filled in with 24KT Gold glitter.

I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts CL551 on to white cardstock with Versafine Claire Golden Meadow. This was then heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder. It was placed at the bottom of the card and then the ornaments were added with mounting foam.

The bauble tops were glued in place using some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then I added a little gold thread and taped them to the back of the background piece before layering to a green layer. This was then layered to a white card base.

Here's a close up of the ornaments:

Hope you've enjoyed my share today? Please stop by and join in the fun over at
the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Creative Challenge. Below is a list of my card

Rubbernecker Stamps 1227 Watercolor Background Set
Hero Arts CL551
Detail Gold (EP168)
Versafine Clair Golden Meadow
Super Adhesive Sheet
24kt Gold (GM2038)
Gold Mirror Cardstock
Nuvo Shimmer Powders: Catherine Wheel and Green Parade
Water Brush
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Memory Box Addison Ornament Background
Memory Box Addison Ornament
Foam Mounting Tape
Gold Thread

I would like to take part in the following challenges:
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Classic DT Open Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #55: Anything Goes
Take it Make it Challenge - September: Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #121: Anything Goes (use a die that SL carries)

Till next time,