Friday, December 4, 2015

Thinking of You at Christmas

*** 12/6/15 Winner at 613 Avenue Create! **
** December 2015 Winner at Crafts Galore Encore Challenges! **

Hi everyone! It's time for another fun challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! I'm very proud to share my DT inspiration project for #131 - Shimmer & Sparkle with Ribbon or Trim! Dig into your shimmery and sparkly stash and come play with us! This will be our only challenge this month, so we hope to see you! :)

I created a mega shimmery and sparkly Christmas card using the absolutely gorgeous Light Navy Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon from the December Ribbon Club Assortment. All of the ribbon in this assortment is just beautiful and makes the best bows!

I created this yummy multi-loop bow with my Bow-it-All v2.0. Creating beautiful bows with this awesome tool is really much easier than it looks! Check out Bonnie's awesome bow tutorials on YouTube! 

It's hard to tell in the photos, but the background is white gold cardstock that has a really nice shimmer to it. I created the ornaments with Stampin' Up! dies and glimmer paper which is super sparkly, DCWV blue shimmer cardstock underneath, and silver foil cardstock for the caps. The sentiment is from the SU stamp set that coordinates with the dies, embossed in silver and cut with a stitched die.

Keeping the inside fairly simple, I used a strip of the white gold cardstock along with a very narrow strip of the blue shimmer cardstock, and then stamped the sentiment from the SU set in Navy ink on the layered panel.

Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, The Paper Cut White Gold cardstock, Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (#135315), ColorBok Glacier Springs Blue Glitter Paper, DCWV Blue Shimmer cardstock, Marco's Silver Foil cardstock
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornaments stamp set (#139759)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy ink (#126970), Versamark
  • Dies/Punches: Stampin' Up! Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies (#139667), MFT Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX die
  • Accessories: RRR Light Navy Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon, MISTI, SweetStamps Silver fine detail embossing powder

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project for our Shimmer & Sparkle challenge this time! You definitely need to check out all the ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon! There's an amazing selection of products, awesome prices, super fast shipping and great customer service! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


Robin said...

Your card is just stunning Leslie! I love the lacy ornament with the blue in back. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Robin

Nancy Hill said...

Very beautiful card, Leslie. I use the white or white/gold shimmer paper most of the time. You did a gorgeous job with the ornament with the blue paper behind it. Your bow came out gorgeous. Nancy, RRR

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything with a sentiment” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

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Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I just love a blue and white Christmas card, and this one is so sparkly! That bow is gorgeous, too! Love your work, Leslie! it's so classy!

Lillian A said...

This is an elegant card, Leslie -- love the dark blue against the white and silver. Your bow is gorgeous !! What a great Christmas card.

Vicki robertson said...

Leslie, this card is gorgeous! Love the color contrast with the blue and white. Your bow is fantastic! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

Cathy Potosky said...

Beautiful card! Love the layered ornaments! This would be a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

Kim Evans said...

Gorgeous submission! I love the overlaid die.

Amy Cohen said...

Very festive- love the dies you have used and the ribbon/bow is very lovely. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

What a stunning Christmas card!

Karon said...

Fabulous card and beautiful layers. Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

Karon DT

Melissa L. said...

Beautiful Christmas ornaments, Leslie! Gorgeous colors, super embossed sentiment and I really like the bow too. :) Thanks for playing along at ATSM's Holiday Challenge. Merry Christmas! Melissa - ATSM DT

Rae Ann said...

I bet this is even more gorgeous in person! Wish I could see all of the shimmer and sparkle! That ribbon and the bow you made are beautiful!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

Isobel said...

Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge …………..great project and good luck x

Team Clark said...

This is so pretty! I'm in love with these dies!

Barb said...

Great Card--very pretty!

Thanks for joining us at The Crafters Café Challenge Blog--TCCCB--this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.

Mimi said...

WOW Leslie, this is outstandingly gorgeous, so elegant and very classical. Anybody would love to be the recipient of this beautiful creation :) :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight :)

Veerle said...

Pretty card, thank you so much for entering our challenge.
Gr Veerle DT - CreativeCornerChallenge Blog

HeatherB said...

Gorgeous ribbon! And I love those ornament dies too. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges!

Leah Schaeffer said...

The dies..the ribbon...the design!
What a classy, gorgeous holiday card! Love it!
Thanks for also sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas!

Warmly, Leah

Jackie C said...

Pure class! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

Jessica Kaiser said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the bow and the colors. Just fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Corner Challenges!

Jess - DT

Milka Gubo said...

GORGEOUS card!!! Love it!!! :-D Thank you so much for joining us in Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :-D
Milka DT

Melanie said...

A great Christmas card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

Marg said...

Wow, its gorgeous!!! A beautiful card
Thank you & Good Luck with your entry into our challenge at Crafting Musketeers
Marg, DT for Crafting Musketeers

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.