Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Blog Named Hero Guest Design

Hello, my friends! It brings me great pleasure to share my project with you today. I am part of the Come Celebrate Christmas with A Blog Named Hero.
BE MERRY
My challenge is to make a Christmas card with non-Christmas supplies and stamps.

About this card:
1. choose a pattern paper, mask the triangle pattern stencil with Washi tape
2. apply white embossing paste mixed with green distress inks
3. create the alphabet "BE MERRY" with gold embossing paste and letter dies, let dry
4. stamp the red postal border ;  add confetti, gold strings and small gemstones
close-up
Supplies: Collage Postcard Cling Stamps, Triangle Pattern stencil, Alphabet dies by Hero Arts, Fancy Pants pattern paper, Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste (white), TH Distress Inks (Pine Bough, Mowed Lawn) by Ranger, confetti by Simon Says Stamp, gemstones (Michael's)

I hope that you are inspired to create holiday projects with non-holiday supplies. You will be amazed at what you can come up with. There are PRIZES to be won over ABNH. TWO gift vouchers from Simon Says Stamps and a prize package from Hero Arts are being given away to random commenters on the blogs and A Blog Named Hero. Be sure to leave a comment and enter your name !
Thanks so much for stopping by!

23 comments:

conil said...

I'd say you aced this challenge. Very festive...love your colors.

alexandra s.m. said...

absolutely STUNNING Virginia!
Thank You~

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Virginia and so super creative!

Becca Cruger said...

I commented on this over on the ABNH, but just wanted to stop by to leave you some additional love because I adore this card! The mix and match of patterns and the texture of the tree are just fantastic!

sunshinelouisiana said...

Wow, Virginia...love the idea of masking the stencil! This card is great! I must CASE!!

Lisa said...

A pretty mix of patterns Virginia with great flow!!

Betty Keefe said...

what a great way to do a christmas tree - love it!!

Cindy C. said...

What a clever way to create a Christmas tree without stamp!!

Annette Allen said...

what a pretty card..love how you added the sequins.

Barb said...

As always, you are so clever and creative, Virginia! Just love this fantastic card! The colors are so pretty! ♥

joy said...

You sure know how to think outside the box, Virginia! I love your use of embossing paste and the colors, too!

Susi Kelly said...

Lovely design, Virginia - I love how you added the bling to the sequins :-)

Pam said...

This is stunning and so clever!

~amy~ said...

This is wonderful!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this, Virginia!!!

Brenda said...

You just have so many wonderful ideas Virginia that I can't keep up! Love the colours on this card!

lenny said...

aaaaw...totally adorable X-mas tree! Love how you created this tree and the sequins as ornaments, so very fun!!
Love, love, love this!!!!

Melissa F said...

LOVE your traditional Christmas card made from NON traditional supplies! I am inspired to look at my stash a bit differently, like through a tree or ornament stencil .... Thanks Virginia

GeeCee said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!! Luv it!

Laura B. said...

Brilliant masking to create the tree with embossing paste!! Love how this turned out!

Sheila H said...

Again, your creativity is astounding, Virginia. I love this card. It's bright and cheerful, and so Christmasy :)

Barb Ghig said...

How clever you are to use your embossing paste to create your tree! I love the tint of soft green and how you added sequins with sparkly gems for your ornaments! Beautiful card, Virginia!

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!!! Love it!