Wednesday, November 3, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #9!

Welcome to the 9th week of JustRite Stampers’ Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops! Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps! Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find them HERE. This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team is the Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge blog design team!

For the month of November, we thought we would switch gears a little and throw in some holiday gift ideas using your JustRite stamps, so be watching for those, too, on November’s hops! And in celebration of JustRite’s 9th and 10th weeks of Christmas Blog Hops, they have a huge surprise for you -- take 25% off All JustRite Original Christmas Stamps now through November 15, with free shipping within the U.S. -- Don't forget to tell Santa!!

For my Christmas project today, I used the snowflake from the new Sparky & Friends cling set!
I don't emboss very much these days, so I decided to dust off the ole' embossing powder and give it a whirl! I stamped them on Inchie Squares with Versamark and then embossed 2 in silver and 2 in gold. I inked each Inchie square in brown ink to age it a bit. I pierced the perimeter of the four squares and hand sewed it using silver and gold thread. The images were matted with gold paper using the Scalloped Squares Spellbinder's die. I then matted that on black glittery paper using the Lacey Squares Spellbinder's die. I stamped the sentiment using the Sparky the Snowman Cling set.
I stamped the sentiment using the Sparky the Snowman Cling set. I cut it out using the Tags Trio Spellbinder's die. I tied it around the snowflakes with silver ribbon and gold cording. I love the look of the nontraditional colors!

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog

JustRite Design Team:

Debbie Olson
Sharon Harnist
Heidi Blankenship

Kazan Clark

Stephanie Kraft

Barb Schram

Michele Kovack<---------Me! : )

Angela Barkhouse

Kathy Jones

Just Us Girls Design Team:

Alicia Weiman

Andrea Matthews

Dana Gustafson

Kristin Bueter

Maria Levine

Kathryn Berthiaume

Lisa Kind

Pam Imholz

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Remember, Wednesday is the speed bump to Friday! : )


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh my goodness! it's been way to long! hope all is well. this is gorgeous!!!!!! (as always).

hugs :)

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Michele.

Hugs Riet.x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just beautiful, Michele! Love the silver and gold and richness of this wonderful creation!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful - classy - elegant! Well done.

Lisa Lee said...

What a great idea to stitch the Inchie Squares! Beautiful card!

*Vicki* said...

Michele, the embossing looks gorgeous!! What a pretty layout!! HUGS

Lilygirl said...

Beautiful card!! I love the embossed look!!

stephanie said...

What a gorgeous card. We forget how amazing embossing powder can be. Love it.

Cindy Haffner said...

What a BEAUTY!

Andrea M said...

Wednesday is indeed the speed bump :) What a stunning card! Love the embossed images - I'll have to give this a try! What a classy look :) Beautiful!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous card! Love the silver and gold!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS Michele! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Masse said...

Just gorgeous Michele! The embossing is so perfect and so pretty!:)

yyam said...

This is really beautiful! Love the gold and silver embossing! I'm inspired to take my neglected embossing powders out to play! ;)

Have a great rest-of-the-week Michele! :)

Luv 2 Create said...

Ooooooh this is so rich looking. Just stunning. Luv how you used the black lacy square to set it off.