Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wisemen from afar!

In October, Stampin' Up! challenged their demonstrators to make phone calls and book 5000 workshops in one day! I was able to book 7 workshops on that day! Several of them were booked for November. So I created this card to do as our make and take. Actually, I think I saw this on another website and I CASEd it! I did change it up to make it mine but the original idea isn't mine! I love the torn edges of the layers. The best way to get the edges to look the same is to stack them on top of each other and then tear. Such a simple trick to keep the edges looking a like! The star has dazzling diamonds on it.

After my workshops were over, I had paper cut up for more projects and no more workshops! So I like to put them together so that I have cards on hand. I also use these cards as gifts, sell them at my church to raise money for a project at church or I send them to the troops to mail back to the states and their families. Anyway, I decided to play a little bit and I added embossing and silver shimmer paint. I'm not sure that I love this card. It seems too busy to me but I've created worse!

This is another version of the card. This one has lots of sponging on it. It's hard to see all that sponging but it does look pretty good in real life.

Stamps: Come to Bethlehem
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry ribbon, 2-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Modern Label punch, sponge, dimensionals, petals-a-plenty embossing folder, silver shimmer paint, finger dauber

Happy Stampin'!
Shelley

6 comments:

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

oooo, the tearing is the perfect accent on this, Shelley--and I love getting to see three variations on the theme, too!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

WOW! I love the colors, the layout, and the tearing!

Yapha said...

Great cards! Those are fantastic colors. Thanks for the tip on the layered tearing, too!

Cindy said...

I love the torn edges and non-traditional colors....and I'll be the sponged one looks amazing IRL!

angelswhostamp said...

Ditto from me on the tearing trick. I love this stamp and what you did with the design was creative. I learn sooo much from all of you.

Heidi Baks said...

Love the layout and colors!