Sunday, 27 November 2011
Dream Valley Challenge 21 Sparkle!
Afternoon, all! I hope you're all doing well. It's time for another Dream Valley Challenge and this time the theme is SPARKLE!. So get out the glitter, the glamour dust, tinsel and gems - and remember, it doesn't have to be a card!
The prize this time is two Lili of the Valley stamps:
Well, I'm in full Christmas flow, so I made a Diamond fold Christmas card following the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers. I used a 12 inch by 4 inch strip: if you use A4 paper you have to adjust the two side flaps, making them 1mm narrower than the centre - it sounds complicated, but it's really quite simple.
The folds look like this when you're done:
I like that the base card makes the borders so you don't have to mat the papers on coloured card!
So what else did I use? The papers are Papermania 'Noel' collection, which are glittered and shiny! The cute Santa, which I cut out and popped onto foam pads, is a Whiff of Joy stamp, coloured in Promarkers. I slathered Glamour Dust over the white fur. As usuall my naff camera skillz mean that the glitter doesn't really show, but in real life it's nice and crunchy!
I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the word 'Noel' and then distressed with Vintage Photo ink and a spot of stickling. They show up better in real life!
I'm entering this for the current Papertake Weekly challenge, which is 'Christmas Crackers' - ie a Christmas card. Well, this fold always reminds me of a Cracker, et voila!
Have a look at the gorgeous creations the Team has created, it's sure to be inspiring!
Have a great week, and thanks for looking!
love, MagsB x
Promarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink; Lipstick, Poppy, Crimson; Holly; Powder Blue; Burnt Umber, Chestnut