Monday, October 4, 2010

Time to be WICKED

Today I have some more fun news to share. . . . A little bit ago Jana (know as indyemmert on Spiltcoaststampers) contacted me to ask if I would be the October WICKED stamper and challenge hostess!  Of course I said yes.  ;-)  These challenges are specifically meant for Stampin' Up demonstrators, so you will have to be a demo registered with SCS to see the challenges and threads (see HERE), but even if you aren't a demo, you can be inspired and play along with me!  

One of the challenges I picked was Going Soft.  I'm loving the addition of fabric to the Stampin' Up, line, so I wanted to create a project using the fun new Designer Fabric.  Here I used the Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, from the Holiday Mini Catalog but of course despite the name it's not only for Christmas.  :-)  I actually had Valentine's day in mind when I made this card. 

The finished card size is 4 1/4" by 4 1/4". Going from the bottom up, the Very Vanilla layer was distressed around the edges using the Cutter Kit and the Distressing Essentials Kit--the Tea Stain ink.

The Cherry Cobbler (non-card base) layer was crumpled and then flattened to give more texture. I frayed the edges of the fabric a bit and used Snail adhesive to put a layer of Very Vanilla card stock under it. 

For the hearts, I punched them and then layed them on top of a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, peeled off, and then poured Dazzling Diamonds over the top. The adhesive keeps the glitter in place so that you have lots of sparkle!

I hope you like this card--it's a little more vintage than I usually make, but it was fun to try to step out of my comfort zone a bit!  Check back later to see what I created for the other two challenges! 

Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Deck the Halls Designer Fabric, Distressing Essentials Kit, Victoria Crochet Trim ribbon, Antique Brad, Full Heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, Jewelry Tag Medium punch, linen thread, dimensionals


Kym said...

What an adorable card Allison!! What a great non-Christmas use of the fabric too.

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous card! Love how you used the fabric. Great texture and embellishments. The sparkly hearts are super fun. Congrats on being chosen the SCS Wicked Ocotber challenge hostess. You go girl!!