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October 16, 2011

Non-Traditional Christmas Cards & Scrapling Contest Winner!!

Hi Everyone:
I wanted to share a card with you that I made for Christmas. I was challenged by one of the ladies in the HA Flicker group today to make a card based on my last upload to HA Gallery! Now I didn't complete mine in the allotted time due to camera problems.  It was still really fun and I knew I would be submitting it to other challenges. My last card to that gallery was this one! So my card had to use the same stamps but in a different way. I so love the combination of black, white and red. Those colours are so formal but yet so elegant. So that is what I wanted to create today - a card based on the new Card Patterns Sketch, the Hero Arts challenge to make a card using non-traditional Christmas stamps, using the same stamps has yesterday's card, and to make it elegant.

These are the challenges that this card was made for today.

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Why Not True For Your Chance of Winning $50.00 of Hero Arts Products!

Card Patterns Sketch Challenge
I flipped the sketch to have the circle on the other side of the card. 

October Monthly Contest

And now for my card! Don't you just love these colours together!

Card Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Embellishments: Handmade Flower, Cricuit die-cut medallion and lace doily. 
Ribbon: From my Stash (It's really red broadcloth binding.)
Embossing Powder: The Artful Stamper - Black 

Using woodgrain stamp, add versa mark adhesive to surface and stamp onto a 4x6 piece of white cardstock. After stamping, cover with black embossing powder. Then shake off excess powder and place back into jar. Taking a Heat Embossing tool, set the embossing powder until you see it rise up and give texture.  Then trim around the stamped panel if need be. Set aside. Now cut a black panel just a little bigger than the first one and set aside. Now with red ribbon, wrap around white embossed panel and tie a bow. Taking half of a small size doily, add to right side of card. Add die-cut medallion and handmade flower. Now add this embossed panel to black cardstock previously cut. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with black ink and distress around edges with red  ink and add to card.


Brenda Urbanik Congrats On Winning My First Blog Card Challenge.
Please email me at Flickr with your mailing address to receive a Our Craft Lounge Stamp Set.

 Brenda's Scrapling Card. Isn't it beautiful.

Thanks so much to all of those who played along with my challenge. All of the entries were gorgeous and some of you got to make more than one. Wishing you many fun scrappy days.

Until next time, take care of yourself & each other.

Hugs & Blessings


Dawn said...

Love your flower on today's card Dana. And congrats to Brenda. Your little scrapling challenge was fun.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Dana! The bow and flower match so perfectly! Congrats to Brenda! Her scrapling card is darling!

Brenda said...

Hi Dana,
Oh I love this card in black and red and white! That Fleur de Lis die cut is just beautiful and dainty! And that woodgrain, just yum! (Thank you for the win, I am thrilled and it was such fun playing in your first challenge! I have Flickr mailed you). Hugs, Brenda

Anne said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card Dana!! Big congrats to Brenda for winning your scrapling challenge!

Amy said...

Wow look at that amazing flower!!! Such a beautiful card Dana! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!

Maureen Morton said...

Dana! I love this elegant card. So many textures and great contrasts. You rock. And, congrats to dear Brenda, who has always been a winner in my book.

Nona said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous, Dana! Love your handmade flower and the overall design of your holiday card.

A big congrats to Brenda! I had fun with your scrapling challenge. Hope you are doing well. Take care!


Nikki xx said...

Your cards are really just so very beautiful Dana!!!! Absolutely amazing :) Thank you also for supporting our blog hop over at Get Picky. It was so lovely of you to take the time to leave such lovely comments for us too. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. I look forward to popping back soon :)

Nikita Patni Malu said...

lovely card... i liked the way u worked on your colour scheme.... :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! Love that die cut medallion combined with the flower.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Love the woodgrain stamp on that stunning simple and elegant card! Awesome work!!!

Brandi said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous card! I love that big flower you added, it really pops. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

Christine said...

What a beautiful card Dana, someone will be so thrilled to receive it! I love that gorgeous big red ribbon!

Karen L said...

Oooh, I am loving your non-traditional takes on holiday cards. Your cards will really stand out from the rest! And black , white and red are a favorite color combo of mine!

Clare said...

What a beautiful card, Dana! Love the lovely flower, and the die cut behind it!

Donna said...

Hi Dana,
I am trying to crawl out from under my rock, making it slow but sure, thanks for visiting my blog, I am not an avid blogger, don't like talking about myself much.
Any way, just wanted to let you know i love this card, the black and white with the touch of red so striking!! Just awesome looking, I see you are keeping busy, as am I, sometimes more than I would like.
OH well, will post you more at a later date, just wanted to let you know I am still around, just slower than normal!!
Thanks much for thinking of me,
hugs for now,

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