Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 FIVE Countdown Cards

Today I have a number of Countdown Challenge cards to show you, so this post is waaaay longer than normal and I hope you'll bear with me.

The first one  requires us to make a card with a shimmering background.  I need a card for a party hostess on New Year's Eve, so I used a CB Dotted Swiss folder, which I layered onto a snowflake embossed folder. I highlighted the flakes with a Clear Star pen.  I added Stickles to the dots and then a die cut star/banner.  The wine glasses from Melanie's "Square Pegs" stamp set available at Gina K's were heat embossed with detail gold EP. The numerals were die cut and painted with a gold paint dabber.
The snowflakes shimmer a lot, but I just couldn't get them to show up as well in the photo as they are IRL.




For the next challenge, we were to make a background using wax paper that has been embossed in a Cuttlebug.
 I made 3 of them for this challenge, because it is so much fun. This first one uses flowers from the "Elegant Flowers" stamp set.

 My next card uses a bird from Asela's "Winter Wings" set, and the music bg from Nina's "Vintage Borders" set.

Next up is my card that also uses the bird from Asela's "Winter Wings" set, and the diamond pattern CB folder.


 My last card for today calls for the cracked glass technique. My stamped images are from Theresa's "Timeless Treasures" set.  This set and all the ones mentioned above are available from Gina K Designs.

If you made it to the bottom of this post, I REALLY thank you for hanging in there!

5 comments:

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards, Karen! Wish I had more time to work on these challenges, but it was back to work for me today. I did get a Wax paper Cuttlebug card finished last night. I need to get that up. Love your entries. Good luck with challenges!

Selma said...

Karen all your cards are gorgeous.

Theresa said...

Your cards are all beautiful. I too love the wax paper cards and made 3 also. Will be posting on my blog but have on my STV page already.

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful cards Karen!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! (again) Look at you piling in all these gorgeous creations! Ending the year on a BIG BANG!!

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