Friday, April 8, 2011

Jingle Belles Rock - Week 15

I think I've got it this time. This week's Jingle Belles Rock challenge was to use the following elements on a card:

1 - as white as a ghost
2 - a present
3 - a bow or knot
4 - a touch of traditional Christmas colours

And where my first attempt earlier this evening was only 50% there, I think I've nailed it this time:

Present - check. Bow - check. Mostly white - check. A touch of traditional colors - check. Bada-bing, bada-boom.

Okay, then, let's talk details. The prezzie is the Hero Arts Antique Brocade (thank you for the enablement, Libby - I love this stamp!) stamped in Versamark onto SU Naturals White card stock and embossed with white EP. I stamped two of them, and cut one up for the prezzie "lid". The edges of both pieces for the box were inked in Old Paper Distress ink. The ribbon is from my last OMG I NEED MORE RIBBON moment. I love that it's two-sided! The other piece of SU Naturals White card stock was embossed with the SU Finial Press folder, and I turned it over so the flat side is up. I stuck the whole thing to a Kraft card base, and put teeny tiny red and green bling in the impressions of the embossed image. The tag was a last-minute thang so I could use the 'merry' sentiment from my SU Tiny Tags set and my maybe-used-for-one-class Jewelry Tag punch. There. I've justified their purchase. ;/

Ooooh, I did both heat-embossing and dry-embossing on one card! Sweet.

Okay, that's it for tonight. Tomorrow I plan to work on my taxes some more (I'm up to charitable donations, and my records are all over the place... you know, online giving is one thing, but finding those receipts later? Gah!), get a mani/pedi (because I'm worth it), and prep for my Stamp Camps which are Sunday and Monday. In between all of that I plan to reward myself by doing a few more challenges. I hope.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Superb!! Love the different "tones" of white & that antique brocade stamp is absolutely stunning on your card. Beautiful details from the ribbon, the teeny tag, down the rhinestones. Love this!

  2. Beautiful! I love the rhinestones and I have to agree with you about the damask stamp, it's one of my favorites, too. Love what you did with it on this card.

  3. Brilliant - I always get in such a mess about these lists that challenges require..I end up over focussing and miss something! Your card is lovely, extremely tasteful and reminds me that I NEED that Hero stamp!

  4. Gorjus, stunning, absotivley posilutely beautiful! I see a CASE in my near future!

  5. I love the way you created that present and some gorgeous embossing too! Thanks for joining us at Jingle Belles this week. x

  6. I love that Hero Arts stamp too ... so elegant ... and I also love how you added the tiny bling to the embossed background ... what a great way to add a little pop of color ... thanks for cooking-up some Christmas fun with us at Jingle Belles.

  7. I love it. Was kinda what was going on in my head... but different. Um... I'll go back to thinking! lol! Great job. And I love the two-tone stamping and embossing. Super awesome.

  8. You have already made your card for this week's JB challenge? This is beautiful, L :)

  9. super-mega bonus points for doing e/f AND heat embossing on the same card...and YEOWZA does it look ♥FABULOUS♥ i love*love*love the present with its dimensional lid and REAL RIBBON, as well! actually i just love this whole thing full stop!!! ♥

  10. Gorgeous. Love how it's all about texture. The embossing (love that stamp) and the little sweet gems-what a great idea. And that little tag! You rocked that challenge!) Sorry to hear you have to work on taxes some more. UGH. ;o) Hope it's over with soon. oxo

  11. Love your card Leslie! All of the different texture comes together wonderful for a simply stunning effect! I love seeing your JB cards every week!

  12. What perfect placement of that bling. Adds the perfect punch. Love it!


I'd love to hear what you really think! :-)

PS: I've had to disable Anonymous comments, because the spammers were killing me. If you are unable to comment, please email me your comment and I'll get it posted for you. Sorry. (stoopid spammers)