This card is for several Dare to Get Dirty Challenges, as well as this week's Play Date Cafe (Dublin-Style colors of Black, Grey, Kraft & Ivory), Unscripted Sketch Challenge & Res-Q Challenge.
I started by detail cutting an ornate frame from a Hambly Frame Wallpaper Overlay that I've had for a long time (the sanity of this decision was questioned several times during the rather tedious process ... but the end result was exactly what I was hoping for), so this works for DTGD10gbedwright Strut Ur Stuff Challenge.
Next, I stamped one of the holiday collage images from Tim Holtz Holiday Collections on Basic Grey Manilla paper and trimmed it slightly larger than the opening in the frame, so I could adhere without any adhesive showing.
Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes background was stamped in Momento London Fog ink on a texty piece of Basic Grey Manilla Paper. Next, I added several Marah Johnson Black snowflake rub-ons to pull more of that dark black color of the frame into the design.
I finished with grey bracket punched borders, three Martha Stewart punched snowflakes (with sparkly half-circle centers) - for Cindy's DTGD10cindy_haffner Die Cuts & Punches Challenge - and a sentiment from CatsLife Press. My holiday design works for DTGD10BevMom02 Winter Wonderland Challenge as well.
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Sun, Jul 25, 2010 @ 8:32 PM
Stef....the FRAME is fabulous and it really is the first thing I noticed. It just makes the card pop! Your hard work and usage of this much kept frame is fabulous! Wonderful card and design! Thanks so much for playing in my DTGD Challenge!
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Wed, Jul 28, 2010 @ 3:07 PM
Oh me, oh my, that frame!! I would have been cursing up a storm trying to cut that out! It was well worth the effort though, I love the entire card! I never would have thought "Christmas" when I saw that color combo, but you made it ROCK!