Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sparklemania Challenge

This week's High Hopes challenge is sparklemania. I decided I wanted to use the new Festive Wreath image. I chose a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper and then colored my image in coordinating colors. Then, I sponged ink around my image while it was still in the nestability die. I cut all the layers for my card and added some gold to the edges of the ocean tide and pure poppy layers using a gold paint pen. Then, I embossed the ocean tides layer with an embossing folder and sewed the layers to my card base. To bring out the embossing more, I inked the raised embossing with an ocean tides ink pad. I cut a piece of patterned paper, added a pure poppy mat and used a punch to create the scalloped edge. I added some gold stickles to the circles in the patterned paper and let it dry. Then, I wrapped a gold ribbon around the piece, added a bow, and adhered everything to my card.


I used the gold paint pen on the beads on the wreath, some gold stickles to the poinsettia centers and added some shimmer to the wings. I added a pure poppy mat and used foam adhesive to add my image to my card.

Have a great day!

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Recipe
Stamps: Festive Wreath (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: white, pure poppy, ocean tides, ripe avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey)
Ink: black (Momento), ocean tides (Papertrey Ink), antique linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accents: gold ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: copic markers, square nestability dies, sponge, scalloped border punch (SU), sewing machine, gold paint pen, gold stickles, angel wings (Shimmerz)

16 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Niki, love the image and the beautiful papers. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

IamDerby said...

really beautiful! it looks like it was a lot of wrk.

Claire Brennan said...

OOOOOOOOHHHHH aaaaahhhhhh!!!!! very Christmasyy Niki, gorgeous - love all the detail in the layers.

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

stunning card!

Janette said...

very pretty Niki! So glad for the close up because it shows the sparkle you can't see in the larger photo. I think I need to get the gold paint pen too.

Michelle said...

This is so pretty, Niki ~~ love the sewing, something I'm *still* working on lol!

Nicolette said...

This is a beautiful piece! THe colours are so rich....love it!

Lesa said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love the colors and the sparkle. Beautiful job!

Amy said...

Just stunning Niki! I just LOVE it! The paper you used is gorgeous... fantastic

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

So elegant Niki!! I love it!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh Niki!!! This is sooo stunning!! Total eye-candy delite!!

Julie Masse said...

Oh boy this is just gorgeous Niki!! Great job! :)

Jennifer Love said...

Well....this is just fantastically gorgeous!

Stampin' Meg said...

This is just lovely Nicki- love the papers that you used with the stamps-it all came together really gloriously!

Jak said...

This just oozes Christmas and the wreath just pops right out at you.
Love this.

Joan B said...

Wow, this POPs. What a beautiful card.