Saturday, November 15, 2014

JUST US GIRLS #267 - Color Week

Hello and good morning peeps! It's COLOR Week at JUST US GIRLS! Sharyn is our hostess this week and wow! Did she pick some fabulous colors to play with!

I just love this inspiration picture she found. Here's the card I made:

 and the inside:
(Pay no attention to the fact that I stamped it crooked)

I think I must be the only paper crafter on the planet that doesn't own any square and rectangle Nesties. I cut all my panels with a trimmer. That poloroid shape is no exception, but it's easy to make: First I cut the rectangle then on the back I traced a square shape. Using an X-Acto knife, I cut an X in the square, then took scissors to cut out the square. The red paper is really bright, so I smudged the edges and random spots with gold chalk ink. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in champagne EP. (Note to self: Make sure the chalk ink is completely dry before heat embossing over it. The EP stuck to all the gold smudged places! GAH!!) After taking what seemed like for-ev-er to clean up that mess, I added the border punched trees and the blue DP on the back of the frame. Once the snowflake panel and the poloroid were adhered, I randomly dotted some of the flakes with gold Stickles, because - shiny! 

Ready to play along? Sure you are, so don't forget to link up your project at Just Us Girls! While there, check out what my teammates, and our November GD, Tajanna, have made for your viewing pleasure! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Stamps: TAWS - Chill Our; SOG - Holideer
Ink: VersaMark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Clear Snap - Gold
DP: scraps
CS: Darice; Copic X-Press It
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Darice - snowflake EF & folder frame; Ranger - diamond & gold Stickles; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; Fiskars - tree punch; X-Acto knife
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Recollections - red tape


  1. So cute, love the design! Love those embossed snowflakes and touches of gold. And what's not to like about that cute snowman (great coloring). I love the way you always finish off the inside of your cards.

  2. I am the second person on the palate right there with you...not a square or rectangle to my name either. Yours looks PERFECT! Cute card Chris!

  3. Third person... no rectangle nests, although I do have some Nellie's squares. This is an awesome design! Are you saying that a red can be too bright, though? :D

  4. Super cooooool card Chris. That snowman is cute as can be. I don't have rectangle dies either just eye ball it or check it our sometimes with my Tim ruler. Do have square ones though lol

  5. Your focal image is adorable! I love the background you created and that touch of sparkle!

  6. Me too I don't have squares or rectangles - that's what the paper cutter is for, right? Or at least that's what I tell myself :) This is ADORABLE all over & I love this colour combo!

  7. So cute, Chris! Love that little snow dude and love the Polaroid frame you created! The embossed background is fabulous, too. I think the tiny bits of gold sparkle you added is brilliant

  8. Craft and learn, right? You'll never make that mistake again! This is a lovely card! Love the snowflakes in the background!

  9. I just love that tone-on-tone embossing and your snowman is just so jolly!


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