Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Only Words - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Time for another challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Just Words'.  So no images, just words and it will fit the theme.  This month, we are sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps who is generously giving away a fab prize to some lucky winner.
This card should have taken 20 minutes but no... it took 4 hours and a mound of trashed paper!  One thing after another and it was all dumb things... like sticking my finger into warm Frantage, gems looking like they were dark enough but sadly, they are not.  Well, guess what... that stuff smears until it sets.  I knew that too but it's like my brain nodded off for a few minutes.  Anyway, after a few different tries, I think I finally have it.
It was fairly easy once I got going.  I simply stamped the image with Versamark and then sprinkled Aged Teal Frantage over it.  After that was set, I used the Shabby Blue Frantage.

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp - Stampendous Jumbo Sparkle Joy
Frantage - Shabby Blue , Aged Teal
Winter Wonderland - KISS (Keep It Sweet & Simple)
Sparkle n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking


Maxine D said...

Hmm - I hear you, but it was worth you persisting Marilyn, this is a stunner!

Sarah said...

Why is it that the simplest of cards take soooo long?! Anyway yours was worth the time Marilyn as it looks fabulous!! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and image, detailed added goodies are

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Doreen said...

Beautiful,well worth the time it

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn, some days it feels like we should never even pick up a piece of paper, let alone ink! lol. So glad you stuck this one out.

heidy said...

FLove tis card Marilyn ,it´s amazing!!
XXX Heidy

heidy said...

FLove tis card Marilyn ,it´s amazing!!
XXX Heidy

jimlynn said...

We just have to be sisters! That type of thing is what happens to me on just about every card I do it seems!
I do love this Marilyn. The joy being the main focal point is so pretty and of course I love the Frantage! Beautiful card.

Tracey T said...

It's true - cards which SHOULD be simple to put together never are! I think you've really pulled off this look as the design is totally gorgeous. xx

Vivienne Holden said...

OOh I feel your pain Marilyn! Bin there dun that, got the video. It was well worth your angst though love, 'coz your card is a real stunner! Never would've thought to use Frantage to emboss a stamp!
(I'm a late developer). xxx

Karen said...

Really lovely and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card. Love it.
Lorraine x

Sassy Raggedy said...

How wonderful this is. I have had days like that as well. I will have to ahem borrow this Hugs, joann

Kat W said...

I'm glad you finally got this card done and it's really beautiful. The big sentiment is a perfect focal point and I love the combination of Frantages :-)

Big hugs, Kat x

Eileen said...

A lovely CAS card. Love your colour choices and layout. Thanks for joining in with our 'Keep it Sweet and Simple' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Anne Temple said...

This looks great! Love the frantage. So glad you shared this with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Well, your end result is so worth the effort. So elegant!