Thursday, September 1, 2016

You're On The Nice List

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our new hostess which is Lois.

Lois is starting off the month with a Technique Challenge. A simple technique she loves is  the Bokeh Background. You can find a tutorial on this technique in the Resources section of Splitcoaststampers

For my card today I created a Christmas card using the Anita Frames Pop Up die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I used the Bokeh Technique for the background on the side panels, decorative trims in the centre and also on the front. For my background I colored white card using Candied Apples; Festive Berries and Pine Needles Distress Paint. Once this was dry I then used various solid circle stamps I had to apply white inks over the background.

To decorate my card I used a stamp set from MFT Stamps which I cut out using my Scan N Cut. I also used the Snow/Dirt die from the Outdoor Edges die set with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

For the front of my card I cut a square from the Bokeh Background piece using the Fitted Squares die set and the Scallop layer was cut using the Dotted Scallop Squares. I added a few more images from the stamp set I used on the inside and added a sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Jingle All The Way - MFT Stamps; Holiday Circles; Box of Dots - Hero Arts; Solid Circle - Amazing Grace
Paper: White; Red; Green
Dies: Anita Frames Pop Up - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fitted Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Candied Apples Distress Paint; Pine Needles Distress Paint; Festive Berries Distress Paint; Foam Tape; Copics


Karen Aicken said...

Sooooooo cute. Perfect images for the card.

CASTOWNE said...

So cute, and the sentiments and images are adorable.

Vicky Gould said...

What a fun Christmas card! Some little kid (or big kid) is gonna love receiving this one for sure!

Liz Williams said...

I love your bokeh sky. As always, your card is spectacular!!!It is packed with holiday fun!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Adorable! Naughty is more fun!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Such a fun and festive Christmas background you have created for this delightful card, Frances! I especially love how you worked those snowflakes into the bokeh background! They are so perfect for Santa and this little sweetie!

Lois said...

What a fun card! Love the way you did the background with the "snowflakes" in the circles.