Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Merry and Bright

Hey People!  Yes, yes!  Your eyes do not deceive you!  I'm back with another project.  It is amazing how much crafting one can do when off work!

Well, I made it to the semi final round for the SCS CAS winter DT challenge!  Here is the card I came up with for this round.


Let me just say that in real life, the paper and metal match so much better!  You'd think that as much as I like to use metal in my projects, I'd figure out how to photograph the stuff better!! Haven't figured out how to avoid over exposing and glares!!

Base is Pure Luxury 4.25"x 5.5" top fold.  I started with some Barn Red metal and embossed it on TenSecond Studio's Christmas Kubka mold (Sorry, it must be currently sold out as I cannot find it in the eP store or TSS!!).  I used a small wire brush to remove the metal color to a matte finish for the background of the package and a decorative wheel for the frame.  Swiss dots embossing folder was used on the SU Real Red background.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Joy to All, and was stamped with SU's Real Red.  Added the button and the twine and called 'er done!

Well, I'm off to go make the yearly requested cranberry salad.  I'm also thinking of making some Ooey Gooey Caramel Pumpkin Blondie's.    No one in the family is ever overly excited with Pumpkin pie.  Everyone will eat it (except my FIL), but no one is thrilled with it.  The last couple of years, I've been trying out different pumpkin recipes to take the  place of the pie. I'm thinking that you can't go wrong with caramel and chocolate added to the mix!! 

And lastly, but not the least:  I hope everyone has a safe, wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!  I know that I am very thankful for the visits, comments and friendships that I have made through this blogging adventure!!  

9 comments:

Sylvia said...

What a fun and beautiful card, Starla!Hope you and your family have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Linda D said...

I love your card, and congrat's on making the final round for the SCS CAS winter DT challenge! You so deserve it Starla, your art is always inspiring. I can't wait to meet you at CHA! Hugs my friend :)

Oh! Have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I saw your card on SCS and had to come to your blog to see if you have a metal tutorial. I didn't see one right off, but when I have more time, I do some more exploring of our blog. You do beautiful and inspiring work! I signed up as a follower to see if some of your creativity will rub off on me. :-) Again, Happy Thanksgiving!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Sorry for those typos in my first post----I hate when I do that. I need to sloooooooooow down and proofread before I hit submit.
Anywhoooo, I also wanted to congratulate you on making it as a CAS semi-finalist!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i really should get here more often. i just LOVE everything that you do.

happy thanksgiving!

hugs :)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Another gorgeous creation! Congrats! You so deserve it! Happy Thanksgiving!

Beate said...

Starla, your card looks amazing!I love everything you create!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday.
Hugs and smiles

Carolyn King said...

Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. LOVE this card. What a cool metal accent! You are so clever....love to visit!

Joan B said...

Ok, this is absolutely terrific!! that gift is fabulous