Saturday, October 4, 2008

OCC Challenge - Got Some BLING...

Happy Saturday everyone!! Today's card is for another fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Since its a NEW month we have a NEW host ~ Lynda Benden from Stamp Act. This weeks challenge is to make a card using BLING!!! Your bling can be ANYTHING shiny, Flowers, shiny paper, rhinestones, glitter, etc...

There is no time limit on our challenges so please play along when you can. If you upload your card to Splitcoast, please use "OCCC" in the keywords.

Can you spot the bling... For fun, I used my Martha Stewart branch punch and punched out a few branches and cut them to fit around the door. Once I had the doorway covered I added some ruby red rhinestones for berries. The bush was created the same way except I started from the bottom of the bush and went up. For some extra fun, I added some liquid applique and heated it to make it puff up like snow. The image was colored using my Copics and then I sponged chocolate chip and close to cocoa to give it a vintage feel.

In this picture, you can see the placement of the cut branches & some of the areas I made 3D.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I truly have appreciated ALL of the wonderful emails and comments about my NEW blog makeover & the cards I have been sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!!

{Update} I have had a ton of emails about the detail on my card... Here is the recipe ~ Stamps: Home for Christmas Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red, Real Red Prints Ink: Memento - Brown Accessories: Square Nestabilities - Cut At Home, branch Punch by Martha Stewart, Ribbon, Nestabilities - Tags, Copics, Liquid Applique, Rhinestones.

25 comments:

Carolyn said...

What a great job you did on the doorway. Very creative.

Carolyn

Desire Fourie said...

This is just too beautiful ... can't believe how realistic all those ferns look around the door. All the elbow grease was definitely worthwhile. Warm regards

Sandy said...

Amazing, simply amazing!! You have totally transformed this image.

Oh and I love all the cupcake graphics. Super cute!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer! Love the ferns around the door...such a wonderful look!
Your new blog make over is fantastic too

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome new look for your blog, Jennifer!! Well worth the wait! Your card is stunning! What a great idea to add the punched greenery around the door!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love it Jen, superb work.

silke said...

Fabulous x-mas card - Jennifer!!! I love it!!! I bought this Set too and I have not yet inked it up...I better do it soon or x-mas will be over...LOL!!!
Have a fun weekend!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Jennifer, you just AMAZE me! This card couldn't be more perfect! Your are so creative! I love that greenery and rhinestones around the doorway! STUNNING!!!!

Ann said...

oh wow the more I see of the things you can do with this punch the more I think I must invest in that. Another gorgeous creation.
Ann xxx

Tammi said...

Wow, how real that looks...your full of great ideas, love this! I think I "need" that punch too! :)

Jen said...

Love the "Welcome Home" appeal of this. It's been years since I lived where there is snow but still love to send out "snowy" looking holiday cards.

Fantastic job!
And love your signature! Mmm... cupcakes! Too cute!

Lori A. said...

Wow!! That is a beautiful card!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

oh Jennifer!
Love the flocking! very pretty card.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer what a welcoming scene I just love the layering and the colors. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Erika M. said...

Jennifer - you outdid yourself with this card - I love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful! I love this image, and especially with how you worked the branch punch!!

Janet Swofford said...

What a gorgeous card! But you are making me what this punch, so my husband wants you to stop now. I don't ! You are on a hot streak! TFS!!!

Jennifer said...

Oh.my.gosh! I love what you did with that Martha punch. I have *so* got to play with mine.

Viv said...

Wow!I go on holiday for a week and look what happens!!! A fabulous new look to your blog and some amazing designs! Love the new look, love the new cards and love that Martha Stewart punch!!
Hugs and smiles, Viv xxx

Shirley said...

This is just so pretty. Love how you used the sprig punch and then added the rhinestone berries and the snow is wonderful too!

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Jen, this is just AMAZING! I LOVE the greenery around the door and the snow and glitter is AWESOME! You really rocked this challenge! Great job!

Jackie Pedro said...

Hi Jennifer! This card is gorgeous! I love your creative use of the MS Branch Punch around the door...

Your blog makeover is AWESOME!! Love the new look...

Susan said...

This card is tremendous. True creativity in action! Thank you so much for sharing.
BTW - what is the stamp company for that stamp?
Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

That card is gorgeous! I just got that stamp set and I am not sure that I will be able to do it the same justice! TFS!
Diane Cooper
diane7@rogers.com

Holly said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with the branch punch and the swag and little tree. Too cool! I have got to CASE that idea. Love it!