Wednesday, September 29, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #4

Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature:
12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #4!

Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops to showcase their entire Christmas Collection!

Mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am U.S. Central Standard Time for great Christmas gift, card and project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog! This week, it's the Spellbinders™ Design Team!

Today, I'd like to share a card that I created with JB-09520 Clear Horizontal Stamper, JB-09255 Christmas Nested Sentiments & Verses and JB-P09770 Holiday Cheer with Free 1 3/16" Stamper (Limited Time).

Of course, in the mix are some of my favorite Spellbinders™ die templates. I shaped the card with S5-025 Labels Seventeen #6 (the smallest size die is #1) and used the same set to frame the sentiment (die #4) and its foil mat (die #3).

Using F-003 Blue Premium Craft Foil, I embossed with I2-1006 Impressabilities™ Floral and Stone for a textured mat behind the sentiment. I sanded the foil to highlight the embossing.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the JB-09255 Christmas Nested Sentiments & Verses and cut it
with the S5-025 Labels Seventeen #3. Make sure to secure the die template with repositionable tape.

After I stamped an image from the JB-P09770 Holiday Cheer and cut/embossed with S4-114 Standard Circles LG #1 , I colored with atyou Spica Olive and Red to give it some sparkle.

For its mat, I cut/embossed S4-114 Standard Circles LG #2  and used a cool product from It started as a wet paste and when it dried, it became artificial grass! Love it! They also have it in sand, snow and many other variations. When dried, I edged it with dark green ink.

The last embellishment was the flower I created by winding a pleated ribbon on a cardstock circle with Zip Dry. Then afterwards, I adhered the matted holly image on top of the flower.

I inked the edges of the other elements and assembled the layers as shown below for a finished card.

Supplies Spellbinders™ S5-025 Labels Seventeen #3, #4 & #6, S4-114 Standard Circles LG #1 & #2, I2-1006 Impressabilities™ Floral and Stone, F-003 Blue Premium Craft Foil; JustRite JB-09520 Clear Horizontal Stamper, JB-09255 Christmas Nested Sentiments & Verses, JB-P09770 Holiday Cheer with Free 1 3/16" Stamper (Limited Time); My Mind's Eye Sign Christmas Collection; Golf; atyou Spica Red & Olive; Maya Road Pleated Ribbon; Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry; Misc: white cardstock & fine grade sandpaper

Please visit the following designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today:

JustRite Inspiration Blog

Spellbinders Paper Arts

Becca Feeken

Mona Pendleton

Debbie Olson

Ashley Cannon Newell

Sharon Harnist

Eva Dobilas

Kazan Clark

Beate Johns

Kellie Fortin

Margie Higuchi

Kathy Jones

Regina Hanson

Sankari Wegman

Deborah Young

Angela Barkhouse

Michele Kovack

Terre Fry

Barb Schram

Thanks for visiting!


Gina said...

Oh Margie, your card is darling . . . I just love the ribbon flower! :)

Deborah Young said...

This is so sweet, Margie. Love it, girlfriend!

Sankari W. said...

Wow - what a great technique with the flower! Love the embossing and the techniques that you shared! beautiful creation!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

How wonderful, Margie! Love the embossing and pleated flower you created!

Kevin Renz said...

Fabulous Margie!!!

Michele Kovack said...

So pretty! Love how you created the flower!

Barbara Schram said...

I adore your flower embellishment! Perfect to frame your JustRite image!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such an elegant card Margie! The embossing looks fantastic & that lil' ribbon embellishment is fabulous! Thanks for sharing the process!

Marnie said...

Gorgeous Margie love it!

Eva said...

Margie, this is just that shape and your flower is just fabulous!!! Hugs..

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. Thanks for sharing all the details.

Sheri said...

I love the craft foil! Thanks for the flower tip!

Unknown said...

perfectly gorgeous Ms. Margie :)

Liz said...

I want all these stamps eeek help me

Noreen said...

I love the mix of shapes and textures you used.

Pati said...

Very pretty, love all the textures, esp. the blue background with the Impress.!! Very cool flower background too.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

HOw fun I love the flower those are fun to make

Beate said...

Margie, this is gorgeous! I love the sanded metal and that gorgeous flower. Beautiful project.
Hugs and smiles

Unknown said...

cute card - I love your ribbon embellishment!

Bev's Wild Adventures said...

Very Cute...

CreativeMish said...

What a pretty card. I love the embossing!

Kathy Jones said...

This is beautiful and I really love how you did that flower to frame the holly stamp!!!

Deb Lewis said...

Gorgeous project, Margie! Love the beautiful flower! Thanks for the very detailed tutorial!

Becca Feeken said...

Beautiful Margie!! Love your card and especially the colors!

Luv 2 Create said...

Great card. Love all the techiques you shared with us. Especially the flower. Thanks.

Latharia said...

Fabulous work ... but I'm still reeling from the word "Christmas"! ;)

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Wow! Gorgeous creation Margie! Love the colors too.