Oct 26, 2009

Festive Frame Preview

Good evening!

Tonight we are kicking off Preview week with Melanie Muenchinger's gorgeous Festive Frame stamp set. It is another large card-front sized image that works with so many different techniques! I'm sure you'll see a ton of awesome ideas on the blog hop tonight - I know I can't wait to see what everyone will be sharing.

My first card is a shaker card that I made with some Martha Stewart Glitter I picked up over the weekend at Michaels. Have you seen it? There are several different types there - I bought the shapes and the tinsel assortment packs.

I had such a hard time taking photos of the card so you could see the glitters, sparkle of the stickles, and the images - so bear with me with all my photos tonight... Remember, you can always click on my photos to make them larger.

After I completed the Shaker card, I went over the outer frame with a layer of silver Liquid pearls... which I ended up hating! Don't you hate it when what seems like a good idea turns out not to be! But, I shared the card with my mother-in-law this weekend and she loved it (so, it looks like this will be her Christmas card! lol!) and encouraged me to go ahead and share it with you all tonight.

Next, is a paper-mache ornament that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I painted the entire ornament with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint Crackle paint - that stuff is so much fun! The brush is included in the bottle and after you paint it you can zap it with your heat tool and it dries and cracks in seconds! That's my kind of paint!

I just used a portion of the stamp set and then layered the flower so that it is a little more 3D. Then, I added lots of stickles to the entire image. The bow was made with 3 ribbons and my bow-easy. Gina has ordered a ton more of those little treasures and they should be arriving soon! Hopefully in time for the release Thursday night!


For even more inspiration tonight, please visit the Illustrator of the Festive Frame stamp set Melanie Muenchinger's blog. Then, check in on our Center Stage Spotlight Designer, Diana Queen who has prepared a project for us tonight too.

After that, check out these GinaK Designer's joining in on the Preview blog hop tonight:

Gina Krupsky
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Nina Brackett
Theresa Momber

31 comments:

Jennie said...

Wow Jessica! Love your shaker card and just so you know I have many of those "why did I do that" moments! I would have tried it too.... I just did something similar with White Flower Soft and the whole things got thrown away :o) Thanks for showing yours...I love the coloring on it.

emilymomto3boys said...

oh how pretty! love the pink shaker!!! perfect way to change up the norm with this set!

Tina Gilliland said...

Aaaack.... LOVE that shaker!!!! Gorgeous work, Jessica!

Giovana said...

Love them both!! Wonderful creations Jessica.

God bless
Giovana

Maria Levine said...

Holy crow!! These are fabulous! AWESOME JOB Jesssica! Love it.

Selma said...

Your shaker is gorgeous. So happy you did share it with us. I love this stamp and the beautiful things you have done with it.

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are spectacular, Jess. Such an awesome shaker card and a beautiful tag. You do such a great job with the versatility of this set.

Carolyn King said...

I really wanna shake that shaker! It is beautiful! Love your ornament too!

imastampin said...

Wow, wow, wow! I never would have thought to make it a shaker card, but it worked beautifully! AND I love how you used just a portion of the image. Fabulous!

Sharri Seffens said...

Jess, Your shaker card is beautiful and I love the ornament!

Janice M said...

Love your shaker card with the pink poinsettia's!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful job on both! had to smile at your liquid pearls - i have a hard time with that stuff too! but your shaker card is awesome! need to get some of that stuff...and the paint crackle! my credit card thanks you LOL

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jessica!!! What a great idea for a shaker card and I so love pink poinsettias!!

JenMarie said...

FABULOUS!!!

Melissa Cash said...

So pretty Jessica! I love all the glitter and sparkle!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhhh this is super FANtastic!!! The shaker is stunning!!!!!

wordbird said...

Jessica...I'm so happy you reconsidered and decide to share your stunning card with us!!!OMGoodness it's so beautiful and a shaker card...such a cool idea!

I'm so glad you shared the paper mache project as well...love it...I bought one of those recently and now I know what to do with it! ;D Diana Q

NinaB said...

I love your card and ornament. The glittery elements are just perfect for the holidays. They're both so elegant, Jess.

Deb said...

Both of these are SO gorgeous! I am so glad your MIL persuaded you to share! I walked right by those MS glitters yesterday and convinced myself I didn't *need* them! Well, now...WRONG! ;)

JazzyH said...

That is so pretty!

catdidit said...

So glad you did show the shaker card, I love it too! Gorgeous pink poinsettias! And love the ornament too, very vintage feel to it with the crackle paint, love that stuff too!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful creations, Jessica! I love the shaker card and the beautiful ornament!

Patti J said...

Beautiful! Love that you made a tag!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, that shaker card is so beautiful!!! The ornaments rocks! Gorgeous projects!

Cecilia said...

Hola, es una tarjeta muy linda, me ha gustado mucho, yo hago tarjetería pero de otro estilo, y tu estilo me ha encantado.

Melanie said...

WOOHOO!! i LOVE the shaker idea and the embossed background behind it to boot! fabulous jessica!!

JKB said...

What a fun card!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Wow, Jess - I'm gonna have to get some of Tim's crackle paint. I love that effect. I really love the shaker card too - non-traditional colors that are a big hit!
~ky

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful! The glitter shaker card is amazing and I love the ornament. This looks like another must have stamp set!

Christi said...

Oh, your projects are gorgeous! I love the shaker on the card and that ornament is so pretty!

kerianne said...

Oh wow...that first card knocked my socks off!!! And that ornament...awesome!! You never cease to amaze me!!!

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