Monday, December 26, 2016

Emerald Creek 2016 Review

Today, I am up on the Emerald Creek blog sharing all my Design Team Dare Challenge projects for 2016 with a month-by-month linked pictorial review.

Since I was fortunate to have joined the Emerald Creek Design Team, the later half of 2016 has just flown by. It has been a fun and embossed filled seven months of Emerald Creek goodness. A big thanks goes out to Kim Evans (EC Owner) for giving me an opportunity to create with her products. It is my fervent hope that my Dare projects bring some measure of pleasure and some inspiration to all you Emerald Creek Dares fans out there.

I am super excited that my 2017 with Emerald Creek will begin with me meeting Kim and some fellow Dare mates at CHA in January. I am looking forward to the adventure and the chance to explore and create with the new releases!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Emerald Creek Winter Wishes

As the song goes..."It's the most wonderful time of the year!". It is magical merriment with the wonder and beauty of snow (well at least for us northern folks) and the spirit of holiday celebrations of multiple faiths. 

I paired a red and white colour scheme with elements of a distressed wood background, metal and bling for my card take on this month's Emerald Creek Winter Wishes Dare.

Supplies: Victorian Snowflake Charms, snowflake stamp, Noel sentiment stamp, Candy Red embossing powder (Emerald Creek Craft Supplies), patterned paper (Simple Stories), Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress ink and paint (Ranger), vellum (The Paper Company), VersaMark  (Tsukineko), baker's twine and card base (Recollections), clear jewels (CTMH), red jewels (Dollarama)

I started my card out by randomly stamping the Flakee stamp on a piece of Cedar/White Ledger Simple Stories Snap Basics distressed wood background paper with Picket Fence Distress ink. Once the ink was dry, I splattered the piece with Picket Fence Distress paint to add some more "snow". While that piece was drying, I heat embossed the Noel stamped image on vellum with Candy Red embossing powder. I used a masked stamping technique to add more of the snowflakes and stars to the rest of the vellum stripe, heat embossing as I went along. Then, I attached two of the Mini Victorian Snowflake Charms and one the larger version using baker's twine and glue dots securing the twine at the back with tape. I assembled the card onto a 4" x 5 1/2" card base and then added the red and clear bling bits to finish it off.

You have until the end of the month to enter the Emerald Creek Winter Wishes Dare. Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate for the Emerald Creek Shop as well as discount codes for purchases. Details, as well as some other awesomely inspirational takes by my fellow Dare-mates, can be found here on the Emerald Creek Blog.

Sending you warmest wishes for a fun and happy holiday season!