Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge #13 and Belli Challenge #45

Howdy everyone!!'s a cold night here in Central Texas!!! The wind is blowing, rain is falling, and the temp is dropping.....yikes!! I better stay inside and stamp!!

This weeks Rubbernecker Blogger challenge hosted by the bad girl herself, Sherry Cheever, is to make a card any shape other than the standard 4.25 x 5.5 and ADD snowflakes!!! My card is 4x4 inches and features two of my favorite Rubbernecker stamps....the Snowflake and the Merry Christmas sentiment!
The snowflake was stamped with Versamark onto the Baja Breeze paper and embossed with white ep. It was then cut out and attached to the Stampin Up! paper background with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Black onto the Whisper White cs, cut out with Nestabilities, and also attached with dimensionals. Stampin Up red ribbon, red rhinestones, and scallops at the bottom finished it off. This was another card that I used scraps to create...I haven't cut into a new piece of designer paper or cardstock for several days now!!!
Why don't you join our challenge....upload your creations to you blog and/or online gallery and then post a link in the comment section on the Rubbernecker blog for all of us to see!! Use the Keywords RNBC13 when uploading to Splitcoast.
Our Design Team, as always, will delight you with their creations. Be sure to visit their blogs to see all their beautiful Snowflake projects!!

Bev Gerard (Tex)
Candy Williams
Juliana Swanson
Kittie Caracciolo
Linda Duke
Pam Hooten
Shelly Kuck
Sherry Cheever
Tami Mayberry
Broni Holcombe

Recipe: Stamps: Rubbernecker Merry Christmas sentiment and Stamp Oasis Snowflake
Paper: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Whisper White, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black
Accessories: White ep, Red Rhinestones, Red Ribbon, Stampin Up! Scalloped Boarder Punch, Nestabities


Belli Challenge #45 to Make a Christmas Card

The Belli Challenge was created by Chris (Chrissyd723) to inspire us to use the *stuff* lying around our stamping spaces...those long forgotten goodies that we once had to have!! Anyone can play, so get out your scraps, stamps, and embellies!! Check out Chris' blog for details on how to win the challenge!!
Be sure to visit the Belli Design Team Member's blogs to see the beautiful Christmas cards they designed!! You will find lots of awesome ideas!! Remember to check out Chris' blog to see how you can win!!

Holly Brown
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Courtney Fowler
Danita Hollander
Sarah Anderson
Christi Thorsen
Lorie Ames
Jennifer Greco
Shelly Koskinen
Rochelle Wick
Debby McGivillary

The sweet little Inkadinkado image was stamped three times, once with Ruby Red, once with Kiwi Kiss, and once with Not Quite Navy onto Whisper White cs. The hat from the Ruby Red image and the scarf from the Kiwi Kiss image were cut out and attached to the Not Quite Navy snowman. The nose was colored with the Only Orange marker and the image was then cut out and attached with dimensionasl to the 2 inch square piece of Basic Grey Dasher dp that was stamped with the Hero Arts Snowflake Swirl background stamp with Not Quite Navy ink. The sentiment from a cute little Studio G Clear Stamps set sent to me last week by my Double Dog Dare Stampin friend Beverly (beestamper) (thanks Beverly!!) was stamped with Not Quite Navy onto Whisper White and then layered with punched circles of Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy. The snow is a left over piece from the punched out area of a white square medallian I made earlier today. Ribbon, scalloped layers at the bottom, and Liquid Pearls finish off the design.

I added pictures of how I punched out the medallian. I certainly didn't create this design but I can't for the life of me remember who's blog I first saw this technique. If anyone knows, please let me know and I will gladly add a link.

EDIT: Thanks, Tosh!!! She clued me in on the original author of this technique...drum role please.....Taylor Van Bruggen. Click on the link for her awesome tutorial...she even has a video!!

I used a 2 3/4 inch square piece of cardstock and lined it up in the middle of the Stampin Up! Scalloped punch

Line it up in the middle on each side and punch.

By keeping the cardstock in the middle you create the connecting corners.

Taa daa....sooo easy!! You can use other border punches you have, just experiment with the size of the square piece.

Recipe: Stamps: Inkadinksdo, Studio G
Paper: Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Be Merry dp by My Minds Eye , Basic Grey Dasher dp, Whisper White
Ink: Same as paper
Accessories: Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Dimensionals, Stampin Up! Scalloped Border Punch, Circle Punches

Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful Wednesday!!!


Danita said...

Joan, both of your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love that big snowflake and that beautiful Merry Christmas oval!!!
Those snowmen on the paper and the stamp are ADORABLE!!! Great job!!!
Thank you so much for the award, I will take care of that tonight after work!!! Im sooooo excited, thanks for thinking of me!!!!

Chrissy D said...

Joan - you amaze me! I want to come down and stamp with you and Holly! That would be sooo much fun to be with 2 Creative geniuses! Thanks for the tutorial too - Those really help me - I am such a visual learner! TFS

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful Joan and cute snowmen card! Okay I so have to try this border frame you did. I don't have any of the nessties things or anything. So this would work great. Thanks for the tutorial!

Christi Flores said...

Your cards are amazing!! I love this!!

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Joan, both cards are just gorgeous, as always! I love visiting your blog! Thanks for the cool tutorial, that is really neat, I love learning new tricks!

Holly said...

What a beautiful card! Love how it looks like an ornament hanging down from the top of the card with the bow and ribbon.

Bev Gerard said...

Oh my stars! Look at these beauties! That fabulous snowflake creation is such a delight, as well as your 2nd darling card ... busy, busy are you! And I 'must' come back to your tutorial on using that punch ... oooooh, thank you for sharing that!

Rose Ann said...

I am loving both of your cards, Joan!! Your snowflake card is so pretty, and your snowman card is sooo cute!! Wonderful cards!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Both cards are so gorgeous!!! When I went to your blog I was oooing and ahhing out loud!

Joanne Travis said...

I just love that scallop border punch and the frame!! Thanks for sharing the info.

Debby said...

Fantastic job on both cards. I wish my sizzix was big enough for the snowflake die cut.
Angel hugs

Jacquel said...

Awesome cards as always Joan! I love your style and thanks for the tutorial on how to make the medallion....hope you're having a great day and staying dry and warm!!!

Lisa Foster said...

These are totally gorgeous!!! Thanks also for that wonderful tutorial...can't wait to give it a whirl...looks so cool!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Both these cards are absolutely breathtaking. Love the yummy blue ribbon, very scrumptious.

Ceal said...

love both your cards and thanks for the tutorial

LeAnne said...

Joan, just came across your blog & love these cards--the snowman is just the cutest! TFS!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both are fabulous Joan, love the tutorial on how you made the square!

Broni said...

Joan, I LOVE your snowflake stamped in white on the baja breeze! Very "cool"! And your Belli challenge card is too cute! Love the paper and all the scallops!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Thanks for showing the medallion tutorial... your card is gorgeous!! You have such great talent & ideas girl! TFS... :)

fishlips said...

You never stop amazing me joan all your cards are totally wonderful....Love the frame and your tutorial is wonderful....I hope to get this punch in the new year too !!!!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how to create one of these frames with the scallop punch!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! :)

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Love both cards, just darling! I have made the medallion and really like how versatile it is.

Candy said...

Both are wonderful Joan!!