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Saturday, December 19, 2015

It's Holiday Time at Twofers ~ Challenge #10

Hi all! Welcome to the Tenth Twofers Challenge! It was my theme choice for this challenge and it being so close to the holiday season, I chose Holiday as my challenge.  Little did I know that across the pond holiday is also used to refer to a vacation. So, whichever way you choose to interpret the challenge is fine.  Just remember to follow the rules: There must be rubber stamping, you need only one project, and follow the challenge prompt - there are a few more rules here, so please take a peek.
The background paper isn't as purple as this picture makes it out to be.
How I Made my Card:
White Card Base
Happy Holidays sentiment came from a 3 pack of stamps by Hero Arts (I have NO idea about this stamp)
Memory Box Die - Frostyville Corner, #98637 (disc? Available on the web)
White Glitter Paper
Bluish Silver Background Paper (I think it is Bravissimo Paper, which is discontinued)
Stickles in Stardust
Silver Ink from Color Box Petal Point Alchemy

The very first thing I did for this card was die cut the Frostyville Corner out of white glitter paper. I had actually done it about a month ago, when I first got the die, because I was dying to see how it would look.  So I built my card around the die cut.  I attached it to the bluish silver background paper using an adhesive I have been reluctant to buy but I am SO glad I did! I got the Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura and it is perfect for those little places where I always, ALWAYS, put too much adhesive.  I used it to attach the die cut to the paper and was tickled to see not a stray glue mark anywhere! I
didn't glue the entire die cut down, so you may see some parts that aren't stuck to the paper; I did this so there would be some fluidity in the design.

After my die cut dried, I trimmed the paper a bit and added Stickles to the mix.  I just randomly dotted  the glitter glue around the die cut, almost like snowflakes.  I stamped the sentiment, using the silver ink, on a piece of white card, trimmed it down and used Stickles again on the 3 little stars included in the Happy Holidays.  It's hard to see in the photo but they are there.  Once all the Stickles dried, I glued the sentiment onto the card and I was done.


I really like the textures of this card - the background paper has a texture of light lines, and the die cut has texture due to being cut from white glitter paper and of course the Stickles ad texture as well.  The card looks pretty striking in person.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my creation and I would love it if you became a follower - I am striving for 100 new followers in 2015 and I need about 15 more people and only have about 5 weeks to do it - I promise there will be many goodies if I reach my goal so please share with your friends.

Also, don't forget to enter your Holiday creations at Twofers for our 10th challenge.  The winner will get a whopping $20 Gift Certificate to Alleystamp - and trust me when I tell you, the prices are often better than those daily deals.  If you have a moment, please stop by my teamies blogs, both Jane & Zoe adore getting comments! Thanks!! Christi
This shows closer to the true color of the background paper
I would like to enter my Happy Holidays card in the following challenges:
Cut it Up! - #86, Brrrrr! Winter
Fussy & Fancy - #154, Happy Holidays! (runs til 01/14/16)
Jingle Belles - Happy Holidays
Little Miss Muffet - #127, Holiday Cheer
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy!
Inky Chicks - Merry Christmas
Scrappy Land - #32, Holidays
Die Cuttin Divas - #246, Christmas Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #116, Anything Goes TWIST Make it Sparkle!
Try it out Tuesday - Snow, Snowflakes or Winter Whites
Crafty Cardmakers - #154, Snow
Dies R Us - #39, Winter, Use Snowflakes
Virginia's View Challenge - All About Glitter (runs until 12/14/15)

36 comments:

  1. So pretty! I love that die, and the sentiment in the opposite corner beautifully balances this card. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our BRRRR! Winter! challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Evelyn! And I adore your cute little treat boxes - so cute and clever!

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  2. Simply beautiful! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘WINTER’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

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    1. Thank you Darlene! And I will certainly put the new challenge on Challenges for Days (we list challenges daily so people can enter and find them!) - Enjoy!

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  3. Have a very happy Christmas my friend hope Santa Baby brings you everything on your little list. XOXO

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    1. Thank you SO much my dear friend ~ A very happy holiday season to you and yours <3

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  4. OMGosh - I love that snowflake die LOL ... my not so secret addiction! ... Great card Christi!
    (Hugs) Cara

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    1. Thank you SO much for stopping by Cara - your comments are appreciated :) xoxo

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  5. What a beautiful card! This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

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  6. Love the simplicity of this card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Hope to see you again.
    Mary

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  7. A lovely card! The die cut is very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

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  8. This is very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

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  9. SO pretty, Christi! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    x Asha

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    1. Thank you Asha!! Have a wonderful holiday! xo

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  10. Thank you for joining us at crafty Cardmakers and more with your beautiful card
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  11. Beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Dies R Us for our snowflake challenge...hope to see you back in 2016!
    Diane DRU DT

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  12. This is so beautiful!! I love the corner die you used!! It looks amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a very happy holiday season!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Very Happy Holidays to you too :)

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  13. Such a pretty card, love how you used the diecut ♥♥ fabulous..

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  14. Wow! That die is absolutely gorgeous, love the elegant/clean design! Thank you for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

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    1. Thank you Sharla! Hope you had a very happy holiday :)

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  15. This is just stunning, Christi! I have the Frostyville Border die, but couldn't enter that card since it didn't have stamping. Hope you're having a lovely Christmas!

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    1. I'd love to see your card anyway Greta - I'll have to find it on your blog :)

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  16. Beautiful card, love that Frostyville Border die! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #32!

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  17. lovely CAS card. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.
    http://craf-ther.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. That die is amazing! I have always love the intricate style of Memory Box dies. Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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    1. Thank you Larelyn - I love them all, too - so pretty!!

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