Friday, August 10, 2012

Artisan Awards Finalists Blog Hop - Day #2

Hi friends : )

Welcome to day #2 of the Artisan Awards Finalists Blog Hop! I hope you had fun hopping around on day one! How amazing were those projects?!

Yesterday I showed one of my 3 scrapbook pages. Today, I'm going to show you one of the 5 cards!

I got the hostess set Four Seasons with my preorder, and I'm so happy I did because it meant that I could use it for this entry. I wanted to make a Christmas card with non-traditional colours, so I chose Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Real Red (ok... the last one IS a traditional Christmas colour. haha)

**I regret not getting better pictures of my projects - please excuse the 'off' colour!**

I used the new Bitty Banners framelits as well and cut a banner out of Midnight Muse - to make it pop a bit, I put a Dotted Scalloped Ribbon border behind it. The frame for the sentiment was made using the Decorative Label punch, and then reinserted to crop it!

The frame around the bird i the Stitched Grosgrain ribbon - I simply pulled the stitching from the middle and it scrunched it all up for me! I used Multipurpose Liquid glue to hold it in place - if you don't have a lot of patience though, I suggest perhaps a gluegun :)

You've probably just come from Mercede's blog! If so, you're following right along :) Next up is Mindy's fantastic project!

Don't worry, if you get off-track, you can refer to this list. It's a continuous loop, so you'll always end up back where you started eventually - hard to miss anything that way!
  1. Connie Collins 
  2. Holly VanDyne 
  3. Melissa Stout 
  4. Amy O'Neill 
  5. Sandie Conner 
  6. Amy Rogers 
  7. Mercedes Weber 
  8. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin (you are here!) 
  9. Mindy Bingamon
Thanks for stopping by - don't forget to come on back tomorrow for day #3!

-Tara
xox

List of Supplies:
Four Seasons set, Petite Pairs set, Midnight Muse cardstock, Pool Party cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 2-1/2" Circle punch, Bitty Banners framelit, Decorative Label punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Mighnight Music Stampin' Write Marker, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain ribbon

5 comments:

  1. What a pretty card, Tara! Love the colors you used for it! :)

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  2. Love it Tara, it's a great Christmas card with some unexpected colors that turned out fabulous!

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  3. Tara, I love the way you mixed the traditional blue snowflakes with the pops of Christmas red. Just lovely!

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  4. Very pretty Tara. Love the ribbon detail!

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  5. Love the gathered ribbon frame around your stamped image - great detail!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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