Hello … bonjour! Welcome to our first Time Out Challenge of June, where we have a theme for you to play with … it’s Holidays … with the optional twist of making a one layer card. I didn’t twist this time around …
I was going to make a card about holidays (as in vacations) … couldn’t find the right combination of stamps in my stash … so adapted … and made a Christmas card. I don’t use the term holiday for Christmas, although many of my US friends do, so I felt most everyone would understand the adaptation! I gold heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp sentiment onto a white card panel, sponged on some Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch and splattered/spritzed Shimmer Spray over it. The dove was cut with a Poppy Stamps die in gold foil card and white … I adhered the gold outline flat to the card, added glue to the spaces, used Press N Seal to pick up all the white inner pieces (it worked a treat!) and pressed them all into place at the same time. The finished panel was attached flat to a card base …. and I was done. My inspiration for the background colours, gold and dove came from Pam A who is Guest Designer at Muse Christmas Visions … thanks, Pam!
How will you interpret our Holidays theme … and will you use our optional twist? We’d love to see what you create in our gallery. This fortnight, we’re sponsored by Seven Hills Crafts (thanks, Tara!) … there’ll be a random winner, drawn from those who use the optional twist, of a goodie bag of stamps and dies from the store. As usual, our overall winner, as voted for by the DT, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge. All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with heaps of inspiration from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Ishani from Quillish. Why not pop over and have a visit with Ishani … you’ll have a splendid time exploring all the inspiring and fabulous cards on display … and you can leave her some love while you’re there!
I’m playing along at …
Muse Christmas Visions – Inspiration below
Clean and Simple on Friday – Embossing
Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Anything Goes … No Joy Option
Simon Says Stamp Monday – All Things Bright and Beautiful (how bright is that gold!)
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂