Take it or Leave it Challenge

Take it or Leave it Challenge

Stampin' Up!

It’s Friday! Wooooot!  Here’s another Stamp-Off challenge for you, from my friends Jackie and Susan, and me. This week, it’s a “Take it or Leave it” challenge. I love those – because you can basically do whatever you want. Here’s what you can take or leave.

Stampin' Up!

I actually have been on a ribbon, framelit, Christmas, green kick today. I created at least three other cards that used everything on the list. But my favorite only used two of the elements.

Stampin' Up!, Christmas Magic, Tin of Tags

This was my favorite of all the cards I made today, but I did like the others as well – so I went to a higher authority. “Mike, which is your favorite. And there are no wrong answers.” (I added that last because he always has a “deer in the headlights” look when I ask him those questions.)  He started to open this one, and I shook my head. “You know there’s nothing inside yet.” He laughed. “After all these years, you’d think I’d know!” Anyway, this is the one he picked. (YAY!)

I stamped the trees from the Christmas Magic set in VersaMark on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and painted over them with ink. I used an Aqua Painter and Marina Mist, Pool Party, and Night of Navy ink.

Ideally, you should let your cardstock dry before stamping, but I couldn’t wait so the sentiment is a tad fuzzy. I like it thought, because it fits with the overall “feel” of the card. I stamped Joy to the World from the Tin of Tags set in Night of Navy. It still seemed a little blah, so I splattered some Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details/Water mixture over the card, and then sprinkled Silver Stampin’ Glitter over the splatters. Because I trimmed the paper before it was dry, it also ripped a bit. So…this is where the sequins come in. I added stars and circles from the Metallics Sequins Assortment over the card.

Here’s a closer look at the embossing and glitz.

Stampin' Up!, Christmas Magic

I wanted to add some Silver Metallic Thread to the top of the card, just for a bit more glam and sparkle. Thread could be considered a ribbon or twine, but the sequins covered that line anyway. It’s a Christmas card, so that box is also checked off. No die-cuts were used in the creation of this card. And, unless you consider Pool Party a green (and it is kind of a blueish green), I didn’t use green anywhere either.

Over the next few days, I’ll post the other cards I made that checked off all the boxes. In the meantime, check out Susan’s and Jackie’s amazing creations! And feel free to join us in our challenge. If you post your card to your web site or blog and leave a comment with the link, I’ll post it here for everyone to see!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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(Did you notice that last line is all silver? I have a theme going here!)

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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3 Responses to Take it or Leave it Challenge

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Beautiful card, Buffy. I love how we all take a challenge and each one is so different!


  2. Jackie says:

    Buffy this is a stunning card. (Thank Mike for his selection). I love the technique and look.


  3. debsmart says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love the soft blurred look of the watercolouring.


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