Sunday, December 21, 2008

Good Grief...

said in my best Charlie Brown voice....have you SEEN this weeks Featured Stamper???? Honestly, I am no stranger to here work, but still when I go to Paula's gallery, I am BLOWN away. She has MAD coloring skillz...seriously, she is crazy talented!! I had the pleasure of being a Whipper Snapper Featured Designer with her as well as being on the My Favorite Things team, so like I said, I am no stranger to her work. When I saw that she was the FS this week, I knew EXACTLY what card I wanted to attempt to CASE. Well, I attempted it, and I FAILED, but I still love my card...it just is no where near as amazing as hers is, kwim?? I was not only inspired by her card, but by her wonderful use of Kraft cardstock, so I decided to combine the two. I am out of acetate, so I had to make my card base Pearlized White cardstock instead. I paired it with Kraft and some yummy DP by Basic Grey. It is part of the Fruitcake collection and is truly gorgeous. I loved that the ornaments on my branch, from the MFT Branch Out set, mimicked the shape of the ornaments on the paper. I stamped the branch with Chocolate Chip cardstock and then colored it in with my SU markers. I then added some white gel pen to highlight it and went back over it with my Creamy Carmel marker. The ornaments were colored with my SU markers and then highlighted with my white gel pen. I made a major booboo, and was gonna have to start over, then I got the brilliant idea to cut the branch and ornaments out...what the HECK WAS I THINKING?? Talk about hard..geez me, never again, LOL!! I then adhered my branch to a piece of Kraft cardstock and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I then layered it with some more Pearlized white. The rest is pretty self explanatory, and I have a ton to do. Last night my mom and siblings, along with their significant others and children, were here for Christmas, and tonight we have Christmas with my Dad, so I gotta get busy!! Thanks for stopping by!!

10 comments:

  1. Wowsers! You cut all those out? Amazing!! You are far more energetic than I am! LOL! Beautiful card, enjoy your time with family tonight!

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  2. Hey Jessie! Just came by to wish you Happy Holidays!! Your card is lovely! YOU have super stamping skillz too!!
    smiles,Deena

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  3. your card came out beautifully!

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  4. Oh my word girl...that sounded exactly like me when I saw who the FS was! ACK! She sure can colour and I loved her use of Kraft too. I didn't have time to play yet but maybe tomorrow.
    Your card is awesome!!!

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  5. This card really caught my eye in the Featured Stamper's gallery too! I love your case of it. The paper is beautiful.

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  6. so pretty, great job of cutting that out, when I saw it I thought no she didn't cut them all out did she, sure looks great though!

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  7. what a fun card, I'm off to check out this branch set again, gorgeous!!

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  8. Wow Jess! All that extra work really paid of...it's gorgeous!

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  9. Girl, you know you've got the mad skillz too! I don't know what you're talking about! This is amazing!!!

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  10. I think your card is just adorable!!!

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