Monday, 7 November 2011

Week 1, card 2 Holiday card boot camp

I decided I had to make a card based on Jennifer McGuire's gorgeous card for day 1 of the Holiday Card Boot Camp as well as one based on Kristina Werner's (see previous post).  I'm not one for photo cards, but I really liked the layout of her card, and I loved the idea of getting more out of a branch die by leaving the end open and cutting a longer branch by hand. 
For this ornament, I stamped it in Real Red ink from Stampin' Up and then covered it with red Perfect Pearls powder for some sheen.
Also submitting this to CASual Fridays - over the edge challenge


POST SCRIPT - I'm SO SO SO excited - Jennifer McGuire tweeted about my card!!  I'm in heaven!!

https://twitter.com/#!/jenmcguireink/status/133612159052685312

13 comments:

  1. The embossing folder you chose is just perfect for this card--love it!

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  2. Love how you combined the two inspiration projects! Lovely card.

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  3. Hi Michelle --- I am as thrilled as you to be back in camp!! I love both your cards and also thought about using the Ornament Stamp on mine. I also own the embossing folder that you choose and think it's perfect! Wish I had thought of that one! But, there are always MORE card to make!!

    I'm a fan of Memory Box dies and really LOVE them! I was lucky enough to have had the chance to take a class with Dave himself, when he taught at my LSS in August. I bought a few new ones, with the discount codes for class too!

    My latest purchase was a Silhouette Cameo, which I just bought two weeks ago and it's worked out to be a great bonus for class -- despite some initial problems. I wanted to be able to cut SVG files again and there are so many freebies online, but with Cricut making it impossible I decided my next machine would be a Silhouette! I knew both Kristina and Jennifer had highly recommended one, so I bought the new version as an early Christmas gift.

    Happy to hear from you and thanks for letting me know about your Yahoo name! :)

    Happy Creating!! I hope to make one more card today, but I'm getting a bit tired and it's already starting to get dark! YUK!!

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  4. Someone like Jennifer McGuire tweeting about your card is like meeting a celebrity! In our world, she is a celebrity! Congratulations! :)

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  5. Michelle - You must be very proud! I was so excited for you when I saw the Jennifer Tweeted about your card! WOOHOO!!

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  6. Love your card! Turned out super classy!!

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  7. Very pretty combo of both cards!

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  8. I love how your branch stretches over the edge of the card! Lovely idea!

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  9. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  10. Hi Michelle, LOVE your card . . . the all white background with the pops of red and green are gorgeous! The branch going off the edge is fantastic!

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  11. Love your design!! Beautifully done! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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