After entering a challenge recently at Paper Creations Ink they chose me to be a Guest Designer. How cool is that! They gave this darling image by Sassy Studio Designs called "Santa's Helper" from their "Sassy Holiday Collection". (Thanks a bunch Sassy Studio Designs!) Doesn't she look pretty sitting on top of that huge prezzie. Wonder what's in it. Do you think she should shake it? LOL Uh...better not just in case it's breakable. LOL This is challenge #13 at PCI with a "Christmas Theme". Can you believe we're only about a month away from Christmas. Yikes! Where has this year gone?
The DP I used is from K&Co's new Christmas paper pad called "Elizabeth Brownd's Visions of Christmas". I loved the pretty blue paper with snowflakes & musical notes. The "Santa's Helper" digital image was colored with my Copics E0000, E000, E00, E31, E41, E50, E51, E53 / R11, R20 / BG0000, BG10, BG11. Then cut out with my oval & scalloped oval Nesties. The bling button, gold doily, gold ribbon & glitter snowflake are all from my stash. I distressed the edges of the DP with Ranger's Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
This was my first time adding sequins to a card. I purchased a bunch of cupped sequins from Cartwright. They have such a huge selection at such a good price so I got a big variety. These gold sequins came from an assortment pack with a mix of different Metallic colors. They are 6mm Metallic slightly cupped sequins. The 'cupped' center makes a great nesting place for the bead. What pretty little flowers they make. I'll definitely be using this technique again. The opaque ones are really pretty too.
Just in case anyone wants to know how I attached the sequins to my card:
I used some thin 34 gauge gold wire (I think it's called beading wire.......it's old & the label fell off.....lol) to "sew" the gold beads & sequins onto the top of the card. I cut a piece of wire about 4" long. Then strung the bead onto the wire & moved it to the middle of the wire. While holding the bead super straight & making sure it was centered between the bead holes so the holes wouldn't show......I twisted the wire close to the bead. Then I pierced a hole in the DP & threaded the wire through to the back, secured the ends with tape & cut off any excess wire. Easy peasy!
I'm entering the following challenges:
DYSU Challenge: #46 blue
One Stop Craft Challenge: #158 blue
Paper Pretties: Christmas card using non-traditional Christmas colors
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: #120 Christmas fun
The Craft Garden: Christmas without red or green
Wags' n Whiskers: Christmas themed
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges: #47 Christmas must use digi
Hooked on Craft Challenges: #12 use punch or die cut
Paper Sundaes: #96 Beautiful bow
Pile It On: #47 Anything with a "P" (prezzie aka present)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: #66 Let It Sparkle
Just Some Lines: Tic Tac Toe (glitter, digi, die cut)
Outlawz challenge: Pam111911 Christmas or winter celebration
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: #21 texture & must use digi
Crafts 4 Eternity: R#46 Embellishment recipe (snowflake, bling, doily)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #109 Snowflakes
Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge ~ Die Cuts!
Creatalicious Challenges: #28 Christmas & sparkle
The Paper Shelter: #40 Snowflakes
Thanks so much for visiting me & please pop on over to PCI to enter their Challenge. They would love to have you join them. This card will be traveling to Mass. to my dear friend Mary.
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~