Saturday, November 16, 2013

Just Us Girls #215 - Color

Welcome to this week's Just Us Girls Challenge
Marisa has chosen a beautiful color combo for us this week - Red, White, Kraft & Brown.
Here is my card


This was a fun card to make.  I had just gotten a new shipment from Gina K. Designs with this gorgeous ornament and frame.  I stamped the frame and the ornament with white pigment ink and embossed with Rangers Holographic embossing powder onto  Red Hot cardstock.  It's very hard to see the sparkle in the photo, but it's there.  I used Spellbinders Standard Circles & Exquisite Circles for the focal image and the Kraft layering piece.  I tied a piece of  Red Hot ribbon to a piece of  Warm Cocoa cardstock and attached to a Kraft card base.  The focal image was attached with 1/4" pop dots.  My inspiration came from Gina and a gorgeous card she made over at StampTV using this stamp set and another lovely color combo.  Here's the link, if you would like to see
GKD Season's Greeting & Snow Frame stamps
GKD Red Hot, Warm Cocoa & Kraft cardstock
GKD White Pigment Ink & Black Onyx
GKD Red Hot Ribbon & Warm Cocoa Button
We R Memory Keepers Brown & White Baker's Twine
Spellbinders Standard Circles & Exquisite Circles
This next card is what happened when I tried to be a smarty pants and work several challenges ahead.......someone changed the colors.  lol  I thought I would post it anyway.

I bought this fun stamp set at Avery Elle called Merry & Bright.  I decided I wanted a white ornament with gold lettering.  I embossed the ornament with Zing! gold glitter finish embossing powder.  I, also, used the same embossing powder on the ornament hanger and the paper peeking around the edges of the red cardstock.  Here's a little trick I learned at StampTV the other day.  Glitter paper is kind of pricey especially when all you will see is a tiny strip around the edges.  Cut your cardstock to the desired size and ink the edges with VersaMark, apply the embossing powder and heat set.  You are only going to see the edges, and now it perfectly matches the embossing on the card front.  I used a Cuttlebug folder called Geometric Rings on a piece of GKD Red Hot cardstock and added Recollections white pearl centers.  The gold bow is from Hobby Lobby.
Now to clean up all that evil glitter because it gets everywhere, use a Swiffer dry sweeping cloth.  It works really well.
I hope you will stop over at Just Us Girls and see what the rest of the team and our guest designer, Nancy Penir, have created this week.  Come join in on the fun.....hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that Just Us Girls will be continuing the Guest Designer position.  Winning  Chic of the Week puts you in the running for the GD spot.  At the end of the month, after we have all of our Chic's of the weeks for that month, the JUGS girls will decide who the Guest Designer will be. The Chic picked from the November challenges will be joining the team as our Guest Designer for the month of January.


  1. Beautiful cards!! Great use of the colors and the texture on the 2nd one is quite wonderful!

  2. Love the stamped doily rings on the first card and great scripted decoration on the second.

  3. Love that color combo...great challenge! I love the embossing folder on the second one. What is it called? Really beautiful with all the pearls.

  4. Beautiful cards! I LOVE that 2nd one too, glad you posted it! :) Hey and congratulations on your Flourishes win with that gorgeous card too! Whahoo!!! :)

  5. Beautiful cards Sharyn! I really like the second one! Congrats again on your win at Flourishes!

  6. Hi Sharyn!

    Love, love, love the stamped holographic ornie. Just too gorgeous! And as for the 2nd card, the worst is you have another Christmas card (gorgeous too!) ready to go!

  7. WOW...really love the first card...but the second one is GREAT too! So glad you shared it! Great tip about embossing the edges!!! Smart! Love that embossing folder! Well done as always Sharyn!

  8. Your cards are so pretty! Love the elegance on these. You did a wonderful job with BOTH color combos.

  9. I love how you've embossed the red circle and the scalloped circle behind it! And the ornament on the second card is so elegant! Thanks for sharing the embossing tip!


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