Sleigh Bells Ring

Sleigh Bells Ring

Here’s a card I made for a challenge this weekend. It was a “Chopped” challenge. In case you don’t watch Food Network, Chopped is a competition hosted by Ted Allen. Contestants are given a basket of “mystery ingredients” and they have to cook a dish using all of the ingredients. More can be added, but they must use the mandatory basket ingredients.

In our challenge, the basket was an envelope, because that’s easier to mail! They were sent to “contestants” in Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina and Texas. The ingredients were – four mini jingle bells (two red, two silver)
– two Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits die-cuts (the “background” from copper foil and the top from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper)
– two lengths of ribbon (two of the three colors from the 3/8″ Ribbon Trio Pack)
– one 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper

The entries were amazing! One was a box – like the lifesaver boxes we got as kids (remember those?). And there were several cards. They were all different, which kind of surprised me. I mean, when you have very specific materials to work with, it’s hard to do something really different than everyone else. But they were all very unique.

Here’s mine.

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I “transformed” a few of the ingredients. First, I sponged Rich Razzleberry ink on the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I also sponged some Mint Macaron over the Designer Series Paper. And finally, I embossed three of the Mini Jingle Bells with Copper Embossing Powder. Isn’t that fun? They emboss really well! I just rolled them around on a VersaMark pad, then used tweezers to dip them into the embossing powder and heat.

Since I used a portrait layout, there wasn’t room for an animal to pull the sleigh, so I just hinted at it with the Linen Thread reigns. And for the “snow,” I stamped the splatter from Touches of Texture in VersaMark, sprinkled on Heat & Stick powder and heated, and then added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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