Monday, November 7, 2016

Shine Bright Like Diamond Christmas Ornaments Card and Tag!!!

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Hello and happy first Monday in November everyone! I am happy to say that I am the Guest Designer for Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog all through November! That's right...I'M BACK...and having fun again too!
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This weeks challenge is to "Shine Bright Like A Diamond" using Tim Holtz products. Boy oh boy, did I take this to extremes. I don't think I've ever made such a bright and blingy project before! Thank you so much for asking me back SSS! I'm having a blast!
 
I die cut all of my pieces for the ornaments using Tim's Deco Sheets, that were stuck to cardstock.
I inked the edges of all the pieces, and then assembled using Multi Matte from Ranger, and then added Loop Pins for the hangers.
I inked directly on the Harlequin Texture Fade with Archival, before embossing, so I would know exactly were I would put the Stickles (in the next step).
I used Black Diamond Stickles on the black harlequin shapes, and Diamond Stickles on the white areas. Talk about shine and glitz.
I stamped onto the Crinkle Ribbon with the Diamond Background Stamp.
I colored in the debossed areas of the Typed Token with Picket Fence Distress Crayon. I used the new Metallic Trimmings for the ornaments, and the sentiment came from the new Idea-ology Metallic Stickers as well.
I made what I call the cheater's bow...wrap ribbon around your fingers about four times, remove, and place in the middle of a small piece of ribbon, and tie that in a knot, then separate loops and fluff up...never fails. I also still have lots of Baubles in my stash, so I used those too along with the Typed Token.
 
The ribbon for the ornaments was already silver, but I wanted a little more bling, so I misted it with Tim's Mica Spray in Pewter before making my bows.
 
 
 
Make a project for the theme this week, and you can be chosen to win a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! Good luck, and I look forward to all your entries, AND thanks for coming by!!!
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Anita, I love the colours and sparkle on the baubles and the background and all of the details are fabulous! :-)

    Its lovely to have you here with us this month! Thanks for agreeing to be in the spotlight! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. I love your card and tag, Anita! They're so beautiful. Love the design and love all the pretty shine! I'm thrilled to have you with us this month and can't wait to see each new creation throughout the month.

    Cathie ♥

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  3. This is BRILLIANT in every way! I love the colour combination and I think you 'do' bling in a fabulous way!

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  4. Wow, Anita! I love the retro Christmas look you have going here! It's so exciting to have you with us this month!! Maura xx

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  5. Fabulous! Great contrast between white black and red. I love the glittering of every layer of your cards. Very pretty! So happy to have you with us this month! Hugs, Marzena

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  6. First up, congratulations on being back as GDT as Simon Says!

    Your card and tag are fabulous, bling, bling, bling for sure and wonderful it is too but you have made them look very elegant and retro at the same time. Love them, pinned them!! Anne xx

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  7. Beautiful vintage Christmas set, Anita! I love them! Congrats to be guest designer at SSS! xx

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  8. Hey Anita! So happy to see you back on our team! Loved having you as a teammie then, love having you as our GD for the whole month of November!! Wow you really put the shine in this shine challenge for sure! Love it! So much details! Love to see your step-by-step pictures!! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Biggest congrats on this amazing opportunity! Beautiful cards. Hugs, Autumn

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  10. Woohoo!! Congrats Anita, terrific to see you in the SSS Monday lineup. This set is totally fab & funky. Girl, you sure can do sparkle too!! Nicola x

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  11. Wow wow wow!! These are sooo gorgeous! The stickles for the background... I'm still trying to wrap my mind around that... so awesome... must try! Congrats on your guest designer spot! You obviously earned it!

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  12. Gorgeous!!! Love all the bling! xx

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  13. Uniquely beautiful, love that color palette!

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  14. All I can say Anita, is WOW!!!!! I'd like to see you demonstrate applying those black Stickles to the harlequin pattern! so many details! amazing results!

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  15. So gorgeous! Love the glitter!! Great to have you back as a guest :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  16. Absolutely wonderful projects, Anita! Both designs are really fabulous.
    Mar :)x

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  17. Gorgeous Anita, love the harlequin pattern and all that luscious glitter, thank you for sharing them! Deb xo

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  18. WOW! Anita, has American Greetings or Hallmark called upon you to design a series? If not they should! I would never have thought to use these nontraditional colors and yet, You have created pure gorgeousness here! Seriously you need to design!! hugs to you!

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  19. Anita I'm so happy to have you as Guest Designer and to work with you this month!! Your works are always so inspirational for me! This project is FAB!!! love your tutorial, love the color combo, really genius!!!! Barbara

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  20. Firstly...I wanted to say welcome to the team Anita, it's so good to have you and your talent join us throughout November and I can't wait to see what you create! :)

    Your first project is a definite showstopper and as soon as I saw it I was in love ~ it's wonderful and I adore the colour combination which creates such an impact! Stunning work as always...

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  21. I love everything about your fabulous project Anita...wow the sparkle is amazing...great to have you join us and can't wait to see more hugs kath xxx

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  22. Wow Anita! This is so stunning!!! I love all the harlequin patterns, glitter and bling. The stamped crinkle ribbon looks lovely too. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this month. I can't wait to see all your projects!

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  23. This is such a gorgeous creation, Anita. Love all the fabulous embellishments and details you created. It's so great to have you as our guest designer this month. Love and hugs. :)

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