Monday, July 8, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Christmas Parchment

It's Christmas in July at Sweet Stamps .  Out challenge for week two is Christmas Parchment!
 
 Parchment is a technique on Parchment Paper- similar to Vellum..... HERE is a video by Stacey from Sweet Stamps that shows HOW TO do Parchment.
 I stamped the image and embossed with Fine Detail Queens Gold Embossing Powder. The outermost frame area is highlighted with a Stardust Gelly Roll Pen- so it is sparkly IRL...The next frame is embossed from the back side with a parchment stylus. It looks 3-D in the picture, doesn't it?  The image is colored from the back with Copic Markers.
 The brads holding the sentiment were dipped in Pigment ink, and embossed with Fine Detail Queens Gold EP to coordinate. The Gold cardstock from Paper Temptress is embossed and a ribbon and antique button added for final accents.

HERE are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Stained Glass Madonna and Child HERE
Sentiment- Luke 2:11- For Unto You HERE
Parchment Vellum HERE
Antistatic pad HERE
White Dye Ink HERE
Fine Details Queen's Gold Embossing Powder HERE
Copic Markers HERE
Soft Tip Stylus Tools HERE
Spray Adhesive for Vellum HERE
Damask Embossing Folder HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 We have a monthly challenge as well- 6/15-7/14- use the Chalkboard technique- you have a chance to WIN a TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CD!!! Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

 Challenges:
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
ABC Challenges- Christmas in July
Card Mania- Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

27 comments:

Ani said...

Lovely card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck!

MaxineD said...

This is gorgeous Shelly - love the way you embossed the frame to give the dimension.
Blessings
Maxine

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful vellum card Shelley just lovely, wonderful image etc. and yes our home grown pineapple is very sweet, thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

Monica Edwards said...

Okay Shelly spill the beans how do you do this one. Me and parchment dont get along. This great is the coloring under the paper or on top?

Michaela said...

Oh wow, what a card,Shelly. Adoring the embossing effect. Just Gorgeous!
Michaela xx

Rene said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Good luck,
Rene :D

Carolyn L. said...

This card is quite stunning. Love the embossing!

Irit Shalom said...

Fantastic as always!

Margaret said...

So stunning! Love the gold embossing to make it look like stained glass.

Terry said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Shelly! Love how rich the gold is! Will have to check this out! Enjoy the week!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so gorgeous! I love all of the gold on here and the button is perfect!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Love everything about it.
Lynn

Linda Palmer said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card. Love the image and the beautiful colors and love the embossing. Beautiful work.

Sandy Fredrick said...

What an elegant design, beautiful coloring on the Stained Glass Madonna. Love the embossed background, ribbon and button. It's gorgeous.

Miss Emerald said...

Awesome Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Donna said...

This is absolutely stunning, Shelly! Love the gold embossing. It just pops everything off the page! Beautiful!

Annette said...

Wow, Shelly, this is amazing! Love all your work you have put into it!
Gorgeous!
Hugs Annette

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Shelly. I really like the embossing, it adds so much to the overall look!

Laura said...

Shelly this is a beautiful Christmas card. Love the look on the parchment paper. That gold EP looks awesome. Love it!! TFS

Penny said...

Such a stunning card, Shelly! It is just beautiful & I love it! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Elegant design! Love the gold and vellum - very classy!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Gorgeous! Love the gold embossing on vellum. The ribbon and bow is lovely!

Juliet A said...

how rich and luxurious with all that gold! Very elegant.

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Shelly. Nothing better represents the season than a nativity. :-D Fantastic stained glass window effect.

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow - absolutely stunning. LOVE the stained glass effect you've created with this lovely image. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Ger said...

Lovely techniques - just love the stained glass effect. Beautiful Christmas card. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

Patty Gorka said...

This is just beautiful, Shelly! I love the image and all the pretty gold too!

When you have a minute stop by our challenge blog, I have your card featured in our winner's post today.

Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Challenges!