It's time for a new challenge over at Jellypark Friends! We had such an incredible response to our month long Christmas challenge, with well over 200 participants! We hope to see you all join us again!
The new challenge theme is "New Beginnings" which is very appropriate as we begin a brand new year. This challenge will run for two weeks. For my card I have used a brand new Jellypark release called "New Home House Keys." I started by coloring the keys with my Versa Marker, and then heat embossed them in silver and bronze. I colored the rest of the image and then fussy cut it. Now, what to put it on? A door immediately came to mind. I LOVE old doors. I used to have one, you know. Just a battered old door with the most gorgeous crackling paint and a rusty old door knob. I didn't really have a place to put it, and it took up a lot of room, but I just couldn't bear to part with it! So we cut it in half and I only kept one half! lol Some day I hope to get a hold of that fabulous Bo Bunny collection called Avenues. So many beautiful doors to play with! Well, that's a bunch of useless information for all of you. Doors excite me and start me rambling! ;o)
Back to my card...and how I made the door. I used my Stampin' Up Woodgrain stamp on kraft cardstock twice using brown and the black ink. I cut around the stamping and then cut it into 3/4" strips. I then inked around each strip of "wood", and adhered them to a kraft base, alternating the brown and black. The hinges and keyhole were adhered, and a embellished with bronze brads. I added the image to the door. I printed out a second image and colored the heart and tag, fussy cut them, and added them on top of the first using dimensionals. Finally, I added pearls for the chain. It was a super fun image to play around with!
A closer look at the embossed keys and pearl chain:
Papers: Recollections - Kraft Cardstock;
Image: Jellypark - New Home House Keys;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Embossing Powder: Stampendous - Black, Bronze;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Black, Basic Brown, Versa Marker,
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Maker: American Crafts - Metallic Silver;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Woodgrain;
Die: Tim Holtz Alterations - Hardware Findings;
Brads and Pearls: My Stash.
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So come on over to Jellypark Friends and join us in our "New Beginnings" challenge!