Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simple and Shiny!

The first day of VBS went very well for the first day!  Not many kinks to work out and the kids all had a great time!  So did I, despite having to talk very fast, for 2 hours straight!  Not to the same group of kids for all that time, you'll be happy to hear for the kids' sakes! There were about 10 groups that came by, two groups at a time, for 20 minutes each.




After I got my order ready for delivery, I set to work to do a challenge card, keeping in mind that I have a very full Christmas Stamper's Dozen on Thursday to prepare for.  I did The Paper Players Challenge #159, which was a real challenge for me:  a one-layer card!!  I'm really working on my clean and simple skills these days, but I'm enjoying the process.

I used a new stamp set for this one called Special Season.  Here's how it turned out:






  • I stamped the tree image from Special Season in Versamark Ink and embossed it in White Stampin' Emboss Powder, along with the sentiment from that same set.  It's really hard to see in this photo, but where the little ornaments on the tree are, I used the Two Way Glue Pen on them and then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, shaking off the excess.  It's really shiny in real life!
  • I added some accent Rhinestones Basic Jewels.  They show up so well against the Midnight Muse card base.
  • And....that's it!  Short and sweet!  How 'bout that?



  • You can just catch a glimpse of the glittering ornaments on the tree in this shot.
And now, I think I'll head to bed, and try to get a good night's sleep so I can be full of energy for tomorrow's VBS session! (You are actually reading this in the morning, but I write it the night before and I have had to correct more than one string of zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's as I fell asleep typing my post.) 

Stamp Set:  Special Season Stamp Set (w131766; c131769)
Paper:  Midnight Muse Cardstock (126843)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283)
Accessories:  White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Tools:  Heat Tool (129053); Two Way Glue Pen (100425), Embossing Buddy (103083)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Special Season Stamp Set

Heat Tool

Versa Mark Ink Pad

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

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