Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Do Not Open Until Christmas - H2H Nov Wk #4

My concentration has been on Christmas Cards.  At our last Crop we were introduced to Gelli Plate Printing by one of our members.  My background design is one of the Gelli prints made at our Crop (see below for other designs which you may see in future cards).  This background reminded me of ribbon candy which based my decision to use a couple of different stamp sets for more candies, a stocking and gift.  All the images were stamped with versa-mark on different color cardstock, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, fussy-cut and adhered on background with 3D regular and thin foam tape.  Added a gold twine to the gift, and stamped on a sentiment.  

This week's challenge at "Heart 2 Heart "Anything Goes" ... how fun is this.  You must have a card in the making now that you can post in a second challenge...ours.  

You have until the end of the month to create any of the November Challenges to be eligible for recognition as one of the Top 10 "Darlings"... AND if you create a project for each challenge in the month of November you will earn a badge as an H2H Addict for Perfect Attendance.

For additional inspiration on these Challenges hop on by to see what other Design Team members have created and join in the fun. Hope this gives you some inspiration and enthusiasm to link your artwork as a participant ... we look forward to your creativity. 

Other backgrounds done at our Crop using Brayer tool, gelli plate and acrylic paints.  Fun, messy and never a duplicate design.  Click here for You Tube tutorials for a variety of techniques.   Or go directly to GelliArts for their tutorials.   

Also submitted to the following challenges
Merry Monday 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Background - Gelli Plate Printing 
     Cranberry, Flaxen and Daisy White 
Stamp Sets
     Sentiment - D1177 No Peeking 
     Candy - S1410 Home For the Holidays
     Stocking & Gift - S1610 Yuletide Joy 
     Michaels - Gold Twine Christmas Ribbon
     Rangers - Embossing Powder "Clear" 
     Versa-mark Ink
     Glitter Pen


  1. love that gelli printed background - thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  2. What a fun card with a fabulous vibrant background. You certainly were busy at your crop!
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS.

  3. Comments from DT at The Outlawz "Festive Fridays"

    Darcy Schroeder, DT on November 29, 2017 at 12:53pm
    Wow, Suzanne!  This is fabulous!!  Your gelli-plate background is beautiful! I must try this!!  I love your gift with the bow and the gorgeous stocking, too, that is overflowing with goodies!!  Great card!!

    NanaConnie on November 29, 2017 at 1:16pm
    Ooo, love the embossed gift and stocking, Suzanne!  Lovely background, too.

    Laurian Macdonald, DT on November 29, 2017 at 3:56pm
    Wow, a lot f work in that one Suzanne, awesome!

    Bonnie Kohane on November 30, 2017 at 10:06am
    Suzanne, this is so beautiful!  I love ho you embossed everything and adding the bow to the package too!

    Anne Fenton DT on November 30, 2017 at 12:40pm
    Suzanne this is very interesting.  A very interesting technique.  Great job.


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