Thursday, November 20, 2014

Stage Card

My latest issue of Quick Cards Magazine featured stage cards.  They are kind of like a center step card but a little different with a valley fold in the middle.   I used the free papers from the magazine to make this card:
I always like to emboss the magazine papers because they are rather thin and I like the added texture.  I used Spellbinders scalloped circle dies to make the stage opening and backgrounds for the sentiment and a border punch for the red strip across the bottom. The sentiment and holly leaves are Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps.  I added super fine glitter to the berries and leaves, teeny tiny bling in the border and on the sentiment, a poinsettia brad from CTMH, and a triple loop bow. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Beccy's Place a Month of Challenges - Day 11 - Border Punch
Sparkle N Sprinkle November Challenge - Anything goes with glitter, flocking, or embossing powder 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #120 - Use a sentiment for any December holiday 
Creative Knockouts #64 - Bling is the Thing 
Scrapbooker Phd Challenge #17 - Shaped or Folded Cards 
Scrappy Land Challenge #6 - Texture + Dies 


  1. Beautiful card - you are always so adventurous with the new styles and folds! Great papers and I like how you embossed them!

  2. This is lovely Debi! Thank you for sharing with us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  3. Wonderful card and I love the colors. Great tip about dry embossing the patterned papers. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge and Congrats on being a SNS Featured Artist!

  4. Another fabulous card Debi, I love the colours and patterned papers you chose. I also like how you have used a little bit of glitter here and there to add some sparkle to the design. Great tip about embossing the thin paper for added texture!

  5. This is gorgeous, Debi! Love that embossing folder you used and the poinsettia and bow are simply wonderful.

  6. Wonderful stage card, Debi! LOVE all the embellies! The colors are gorgeous, and I especially like the sentiment in red! Did you find a location closer to Tampa for wintering this year? Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  7. Great 'traditional' style card Debi. Thanks for joining us for our 'Shaped' challenge #17.
    Alicia (Scrapbooker PhD DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  8. I'm back with a different hat on today. Love the unique fold and of course the colors (red is my favorite). Thanks for sharing it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge too.

  9. Love the traditional colors on this very pretty card! I love the glitter on the holly leaves! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #6!

  10. Clever card, love how you have adapted the papers! Thank you for joining us at ScrapbookerPhD for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    SPhD DT

  11. Just love the look of your card. Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  12. Very pretty card and like the colors. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  13. Lovely card and papers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T


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