Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Joy

Good morning!  Hope your day is off to a great start!  I feel a bit better today, so I am hoping to get a lot accomplished.  My tree is up and decorated and now all I have to do is get my cards and gifts in the mail and I can relax a bit.  Before I get back to it, I am popping in to share a card I made for a couple of challenges (and for some good friends for Christmas). First, it is for the current Copic Coloring Challenge on Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative Classroom site, which is make a card or project that is colored only in golds, cream and whites.  You'll definitely want to check out this challenge as there are many ways to win and amazing prizes up for grabs because it is also a charity fundraiser.  The charity is Reading is Fundamental and you can read all about the charity and the challenge here.  My card is also for the Just Us Girls Challenge #114 (to make a center step card) and Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge #19 (to make fancy folds/shaped cards).

Here is the inspiration picture for the CMC Copic Challenge:


Here is my card for the challenges:


For my fancy fold, I chose to do a center step card since this was the technique required for the JUGS challenge.  I followed the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here.  The base is GKD Heavy Weight Ivory.  It is layered with GKD Good As Gold and metallic gold dotted paper from the Kaisercraft December 25th 6.5 x 6.5 pad.  My image is a digi called Christmas Bells from Just Inklined.  I printed it on Cryogen White and colored it in shades of gold with Copics.  I added a tiny bit of gold Stickles to the holly berries.  I used the Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails Oval die to make my gold frame.  The sentiment is from the Layers of Color Christmas Verses set.  It is embossed on Cryogen White with gold embossing powder and cut out with a Spellbinders Grommet Tags die.  A gold trimmed sheer bow and a few gold adhesive pearls finished my fancy fold card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful day!
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27 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Carla! Love your gorgeous layering.

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  2. Carla, WOW!!!! This is stunning. Your card is so elegant. Beautiful image and the die cut is also wonderful. Your coloring is perfect with the theme. You did a great job. Thanks so much for joining us at Color me Creative.
    Hugs, Pat

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  3. THUD!!!!! that was me falling out of my chair, girl this is absolutley GORGEOUS!!!!! I love it all, the colors, the design, the image, a Winner!!!!

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  4. Carla,
    this is such a gorgeous card, amazing design and colouring.
    Thanks for join us at CMC Copic challenge.

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  5. Oh my Carla - this is just STUNNING!!! Love the center step fold and the image is just perfect for it!! The die is absolutely gorgeous and really love all the monochromatic gold - just makes it so elegant and classy!! Love it! xx

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  6. OMGosh Carla! This is SO beautiful. I love the colors and I am going to have to do one of those center step cards again. It really packs a punch of the wow factor.
    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  7. Carla, this is such a stunning card, I love each and every bit of it...especially that beautiful image and sentiment. Your coloring (as always) takes my breath away. Tfs.

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  8. spooky Carla, I have just finished colouring this same Just Inklined image...you have used it just perfectly, great idea to use just gold for it...stunning...thanks for your kind comment it meant so much to me especially today
    Mina xxx

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  9. Oh Carla this is just stunning, I think it's the prettiest I've seen.

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous card Carla, stunning colors.

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  11. Carla, this is pure elegance! Great design and your coloring on those bells is beautiful.

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  12. Gorgeous card! I love the gold and cream! ;)

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  13. Lovely card, Carla. I love the gorgeous gold color combo and you've colored those bells so wonderfully. Hope you are feeling better.
    Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  14. Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used…..
    Thanks for joining in with The Paper Shelter birthday celebrations & good luck!

    Hugs
    Judith

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  15. What a graceful work Carla. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Carla this is just jaw dropping! I love it!!!

    So glad you could play along with Just Us Girls this week!

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  17. Carla, what a gorgeous card. That image is wonderful and I love your DP as well. Beautifully colored too. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

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  18. Carla, this is a stunning creation. Wow! I would hardly know where to start to tell you all I like about this card...everything. That sentiment is so pretty. I have that Polynesian
    Sails oval die on my Christmas list. I'm glad to see how you used it...gorgeous.
    Glad you're feeling somewhat better.

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  19. Holy RINGING bells - THIS is a RADIANT card, Carla! WOW!!!! {Can I just say "Wow?"} Wow. I NEVER knew this technique could look SO amazing! YOU, girl - can't see me, but I'm bowing! {!} THANKS, sooooo much, for sharing this with Just Us Girls! {!} xoxo!

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  20. Carla, this is so stunning and so elegant. I love it. Love your border and DP. Thank you for joining us at CMC Copic Challenges.

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  21. This is beautiful, Carla!! I love the bells and that lacy die cut is out of this world. You did a great job on it.

    Hugs,
    Anne B.

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  22. Wow! You did a gorgeous job on this card. The gold tones are so pretty! Someone is going to be lucky getting this! Thank you for entering this gorgeous card in our CMC challenge.
    Hugs,
    Marie, CMC DT

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  23. This is so beautiful!! I love how you used this image on the center step. So many pretty details and wonderful coloring. Thank you for joining us at CMC.

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  24. I love this card well done , thank you for joining us at cmc this week

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  25. Beautiful card. So elegant!

    Thanks for joining us at CMC Copic Challenge this time and good luck. xx

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla