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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Let's get metallic!

I didn't have a chance last week to play along with the Less is More blog, but when I got up this morning to let the dogs out, I logged on to see what the challenge was this week. This week, it's a colour challenge with METALLIC.

The wheels immediately began to turn. I had a few things to accomplish before I got creative today, including stopping at a couple of craft stores with my friend M. It looks like the Michaels stores here will start to carry Spellbinders (they were not actually on the shelves, but there were tags for them!). Then we headed to one of our local scrapping stores that is under new ownership and checked out the cards we'll be making at a Dreamweaver class later this month.

OK- on to the challenge. Anyone who knows me, knows I love sparkly things. Bright, shiny, new things. So, this challenge is a natural fit. However, there were a few false starts. I thought I had a brilliant idea, but combining two embossing powders just turned into a gigantic mess.

As I had to stay in the basement until the laundry was done, I decided to play with a punch I got last year that I haven't really done a lot with

 I punched the pine needles out of metallic green cardstock and adhered it to a green base. There are about 40 punched out boughs on this card. To dress it up a bit, I punched the circles out of metallic red card and adhered it with Glossy Accents. To finish it, I tied the bow and attached it with Glossy Accents as well.

The greeting was stamped and embossed with holographic embossing powder.

 I have a couple more ideas for this challenge, and there's two more days left in the weekend for me to play.

19 comments:

  1. The punched boughs look so lovely, I am glad you were generous; it makes your wreath look so thick and inviting.

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  2. Your wreath looks great Andrea... quite a lot of punching too!
    Super CAS card... can't wait to see what the next one will be!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. The 3D effect is brill and love the sparkly sentiment!x

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  4. That's a super wreath. A fab festive card. xx

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  5. Hola Andrea beautiful christmas card, i love your wreath, well done.
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain

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  6. Lovely wreath and a gorgeous sentiment stamp too
    Anne
    x

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  7. wow-well done on all that punching the effect is fab.
    Linbyx

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  8. Super card Andrea; love your wreath! x

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  9. What a lot of punching Andrea
    So worth it though!
    That sentiment is fabulous
    Thank you
    Mandi
    "Less is More"

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  10. Your wreath is fabulous Andrea.Well worth all that punching.
    Lynne xxx

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  11. Hi there, Great card, love the wreath works so well and the holographic embossing's gorgeous, Gay xxx

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  12. Lots of punching there, Andrea. But well done, because the results are an amazing wreath! Love your sentiment, too.

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  13. This must have taken you ages to make and the wreath is such a perfect circle too! Fabulous Christmas card...I love these traditional colours and designs :)
    Jenny x

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  14. You've made a really gorgeous card. Diane x

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  15. Your wreath is fabulous, very intricate. x

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  16. wowwy , wondefull , stunning and very fabby card
    Nicky

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  17. Great card Andrea, love the wreath and embossed sentiment.
    Avril

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