Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just Us Girls #66 Technique Challenge

It's Saturday and time for another JUGS challenge!  I am back as Guest Designer for the month of January. For this second week of the month, we have a Technique Challenge and Pam is our fab hostess this week!  Pam's challenge is called Envy of the Envies and the challenge is to line our envelopes with patterned paper and decorate it to match our card. 

Gina K. Designs is the generous sponsor for this week's challenge. Gina has a terrific video tutorial on how to line your envelopes here on StampTV

Here is the card and envie I made for the challenge:

I used some cute images from the Gina K. Designs set, Retro Boutique, illustrated by Rupa Shevde. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black onto GKD Pure Luxury Layering Weight White CS and colored them with Copic markers.  I highlighted the individual images with Spica glitter pens.  I added gloss to the shoe and the purse inset with a Sakura Black Glaze pen.  Finally, I added a little bling to the shoe and purse.  My card base is GKD Pure Luxury Black Onyx and the mat is Green Apple.  The dotted DP is from Webster's Pages Life's Portrait collection.  I created a little awning with a striped paper from the same collection.  I finished my card with some black and white polka dot ribbon from my stash and a Sparkler from Webster's Pages.

Here's the 3 part challenge:
1. Make a card – no specs on this but if you have Gina K stamps we'd LOVE to see them :-)

2. Decorate your envelope to match/coordinate with your card

3. Create a liner for your envelope to coordinate with your card.
You'll definitely want to play along this week!  Link up a photo of your card and envelope over on the JUGS blog.  The Team will be giving away a Gina K. Designs stamp set to one randomly selected participant who follows all the challenge requirement!  How cool is that?

Be sure to stop by and see the awesome creations from the JUGS DT!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is perfect for the challenge Carla.. This reminds me of the little stores you see in Paris. LOVE the retro look of these stamps. Great job.

  2. Carla, this is amazing! I love how you created the storefront window! So clever! I actually have this set and forgot about it (how sad is that?)! The color combo is so pretty...I love polka dots! The envie looks fab too! Great job with the JUGs challenge this week!

  3. Wow I just love this card and the stamp on the outside of the envie! Beautiful!

  4. Hey Carla! Your card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Love how you made it look like a shop window!!! How clever :) Gorgeous matching envelope too - I'm in love with that polka dot paper!!! What a wonderful job on this week's challenge! So glad you could join us this month!!!

  5. I just love this window shop scene you've created Carla! Love the striped color of the awning and your envie also! Awesome job with this weeks challenge!

  6. Oh Carla! THis is so adorable! I love your bistro scene...I'd love to sip coffee here! And the awning design??? Oh my stars that is THE perfect touch!


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