Saturday, November 28, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #321 Photo Week

Welcome friends! I hope those of you who celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday had a wonderful time with family and friends!

And now that we've passed that holiday up, it's really time for all-Christmas-all-the-time-mode! LOL! With that in mind, it's Photo Week at JUST US GIRLS. Vicki is your hostess this week and she found this amazing picture to inspire you! Here's what I came up with:

 Here is the inside:

This is only the second time I've tried the Bokeh technique, and I think I did much better this time around (although truth be told, this was my second attempt for this card. The first panel was a crash and burn) Lots of glitter and shine going on here. Foil paper is sooooo hard to photograph so here's another shot so you can see all the glittery/shiny goodness. The two smaller ornaments were cut from a scrap of gray card stock, then I swiped them all over with a silver ink pad. One of them I traced a smaller circle on the back side then fussy cut. (That's why it looks wonky. I cannot fussy cut a curved edge to save my life! LOL!) The silver ornaments are popped up with thin foam squares and the largest one with regular foam squares, for a bit of dimension. The sentiment was embossed in silver.

See? Lots of shiny! 

We hope to see what you create using this awesome photo as inspiration! Be sure to link up at Just Us Girls so we can stop by your blog! While there, do check out what the other gals, and our Guest Designer, Louise, have made and please visit their blogs! 

FOR OCTOBER & NOVEMBER ONLY: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October or November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as one of two Guest Designers for the month of January 2016! The Team will be taking a two week break at the end of December, and therefore, will not have a Guest Designer for December.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your project in the gallery! Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:


Stamps: MFT - Seasonal Sentiments; Paper Smooches - Gently Seasoned
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Picked Raspberry; Memento Luxe - Wedding Dress; Brilliance - Starlite Silver
DP: American Crafts - silver glitter; Recollections - Raspberry Foil
CS: Darice
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle die; Slice die cutter & Noel cartridge; Whispers - silver EP; heat gun; DMC - silver floss; piercing tool
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Glossy Accents


  1. What a great way to use the inspiration pic! Lovely card and beautiful colours.
    Hugz Tinz

  2. OMGosh, this is gorgeous, Chris! You NAILED the inspiration photo and the bokeh! I've only tried to do bokeh once, and it was an epic fail! You rocked it! And I love the ornaments and love the sparkle and shine. This is my new absolute top favorite of yours!!!!

  3. Simply stunning! Beautiful background for those gorgeous blingy baubles. Love the sentiment stamp.

  4. Great job with the Bokeh effect. It's beautiful and I'm loving those gorgeous ornaments! Well done!

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  6. Beautiful card, love the baubles and your background is awesome. It was a pleasure working with you as guest DT for November

  7. Beautiful card, love the baubles and your background is awesome. It was a pleasure working with you as guest DT for November

  8. I love your bokeh background! A gorgeous interpretation of the photo, Chris!

  9. Incredible job Chris! You nailed the inspiration photo perfectly! Love it!

  10. This is so fancy and fun! I love it!

  11. Chris, this is drop dead gorgeous! Your background is amazing and those shiny ornaments are beautiful!

  12. Oh your card is absolutely stunning! I love the bokeh effect you created and those ornaments are gorgeous!

  13. omg that is PERFECT bokeh! I've managed to make it look "random even" but never the ACTUAL photography look. Gorgeousness!


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