Monday, November 30, 2015

The Challenge #53

Guess who's the guest designer at The Challenge this week.  Yes, it's me.  This proves it.
I won challenge # 50 with this card and Kimberly asked if I would like to be a guest designer.  Would I?!  You bet!!  Here's the inspiration for this week.
Hmmm.  Non-traditional Christmas card.  What will I do?  I had an idea right away but had to do a little finagling to work it out.
One year I wrapped all my presents in kraft paper with gold tags and that inspired me to make this card.  The Neenah Desert Storm paper is covered with polka dots, stenciled and gold embossed. And then came the problem.  I knew I wanted a poinsettia but one I have is too big and the other has other greens around it.  I went looking for a leaf that I could use to make my own and found one on SSS Summer Garden.  The top layer is as it comes in the set, gold embossed on black.  The middle layer is stamped in a circle and fussy cut.  I thought it needed more leaves so I cut apart my practice paper and inserted the individual leaves.  Voila'.  Talk about stretching your stamps.

Now it's time to go see what the Design Team has for your inspiration at The Challenge.  You, too, could end up being a guest designer.

11 comments:

  1. This is SUCH a great take on the challenge, Bobby! Love your kraft inspired card! It is SO elegant!!!

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  2. Congrats on your GDT! Your card really shines!

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  3. Bobby, I was so sorry to hear the news about your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    On a much lighter note, I absolutely LOVE this card. The gold polka dots are fabulous.

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  4. So happy to see you as the Guest Designer at The Challenge! Gold is always a great choice for Christmas - terrific card.

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  5. Congratulations on your GD role and WOW! I'm swooning over your stunning kraft and gold card! I can just imagine how lovely the gifts were that inspired this gem...
    Hugs~c

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  6. Congratulations on the Guest Design spot on The Challenge, Bobby! Your card is simply scrummy all over! I'm weak over those giant polka dots and gorgeous poinsettia!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Your card is lovely - I enjoy the kraft and gold. This is great! I also enjoy that we have had the same idea -- I have cranberry picks, raffia and mauve decorations on the tree, so I often wrap everything in kraft paper and go from there!

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  8. Elegant & Gorgeous!! I absolutely love this!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  9. Gorgeous card Bobby, so rich and elegant! So very successful in your resourcefulness in building your poinsettia.

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  10. Bobby, you did such a wonderful job creating that GORGEOUS poinsettia from leaves, very creative!, and I love the kraft and gold combination!! It was so fun having you this week as our guest designer at The Challenge!!

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  11. Wow, Bobby ... your poinsettia is a stunner ... talk about creative genius ... it's a stunner ... and beautiful against the shimmery gold polka dots! What a gorgeous card for your GD spot at The Challenge ... congratulations, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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