At the advice of a virtual friend and blog reader, I participated in Shelli Gardner's November Demonstrator Blog Challenge (Shelli is the owner of Stampin' Up!) I gave it a whirl with this card (previously posted) and was selected this morning as one of the winners. I'm honored and thrilled (closer to freaked out) to think that the owner of SU was checking out my Stampin' Pretty blog and enjoyed my little creation. Big smile.
Today's holiday card relies on this week's Taylored Expressions sketch challenge (TECC43). It's both simple and chic. I inked Stampin' Up!'s Scandinavian Season tree in VersaMark and stamped on Old Olive card stock. The tree dazzles when heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. Three proud gold brads line up in the top left corner. TIP: For precise alignment, I use a template and paper piercer to set the holes for my brads. I matted this layer on Bravo Burgundy card stock.
The panel below is a Tangerine Tango pattern from Stampin' Up!'s Haiku Designer Series Paper. It's layered on Bravo Burgundy and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Whisper White.
I stamped the floral portion of the tree a second time, VersaMark on Bravo Burgundy. After heat embossing with Gold Embossing Powder, I snipped out and adhered the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals. A slip of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon with an accent of fun, orange buttons trumps up a little pizzazz. TIP: I have the best luck attaching buttons with Stampin' Up!'s Mini Glue Dots. They really stay put.
The sentiment is from Season of Cheer Rub-Ons. Save 20% on all Stampin' Up! Rub-Ons with a $20 purchase until November 30. Click here for details. TIP: Try using a Bone Folder to transfer Rub-Ons. It's smooth sailing.
GET READY, GET SET! Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Extravaganza Sale begins Nov. 26 and ends Dec. 1. Avoid the crowds and shop on-line here (wearing your jammies and fuzzy slippers if you want). Better yet . . . save 20 to 50% on selected Stampin' Up! product bundles. I'll have all the details ready for you when they are released on Nov. 26. I have personalized gift certificates available, too.
Stamp Set: Scandinavian Season (111774)
Paper: Haiku Designer Series (112470), Old Olive (100702), Bravo Burgundy (105123), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit), Bone Folder (102300), Stampin' Up! Mini Glue Dots (103683)
The Perfect Touch: Bravo Burgundy 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109053), Season of Cheer Rub-Ons (112843), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Gold Brads (104337), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Various Orange Buttons (Non-SU)