Christmas Gleaming for The Spot #131.Welcome back to another The Spot Challenge Project. This week we are CASEing projects from one of our Design Team Members. The Amazing Sar Levin, who is all over Facebook involved in so many Design Teams. I urge you to go and have a look at her work (there is a link in the image of the project I was inspired to CASE). This is my project, which turned out better than I imagined it would – more on that later.
Of course, I also want you to take a look at the other projects that the Design Team has come up with, including Sara being inspired by one of her own projects. The details are on the Challenge Website. If you click on the image below, you will go straight there.
So, I have shown you my project, the link to the Challenge Website, so you can also enter to win the prestige of having our Winners image on your website. But I have yet to show you the project that I was inspired by. Here it is.
Can you see the similarities? I am sure you can. In place of the, retired, oval frame I have made my own using the 2 largest Layering Oval Dies, die cut in Brass Foil. I double stamped the baubles, first in second generation Sahara Sand (any light coloured ink would work). This gave me the outline and general shape of the baubles so I could colour them with Stampin Blends.
As I had decided to use the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (one of our Returning Favourites!) so chose the same colour Stampin’ Blends, one for each of my baubles. I included the Colour Lifter in the mix to help to get the highlight in the middle of each bauble. Once the colouring was done I made sure the ink was dry and then stamped again in Versamark. I had used my Stamparatus for the stamping, so I knew the baubles would line up well. Originally I had intended to use Copper in place of the Brass Foil, but then I remembered we don’t have Copper Embossing Powder any more. This was why I went for the Brass Foil and chose to use Gold Embossing Powder, which goes so well with it.
I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to duplicate the ribbons that Sara had used. Then my eyes fell on the Pretty Peacock and Old Olive Reversible ribbon. I always think of Old Olive as the lighter version of Mossy Meadow, so I knew it would work on this project. I have the Pretty Peacock side showing, which is possible with a little persuasion (or is that determination).
The frame, as I mentioned, is cut in Brass Foil, but I also cut 2 layers of Pretty Peacock card and stacked them all together. This not only provides some dimension, but also helps to keep the oval more ridged. You can see in the image above that I have stacked the Pretty Peacock Bauble over the other two and used Dimensionals. The finishing touch are a few Gilded Gems around the baubles and the ribbon.
I hope you enjoy the project and will take a go at the Challenge. Sara has a LOT of wonderful projects from which you can take your inspiration. I do hope you have a go.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″