Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just Us Girls #101: TEXT ME!

Well hello again, bloggin' friends! Or fiends...whichever you prefer! ;D I was really excited to try out this week's technique challenge at Just Us Girls! The "theme" was TEXT ME, which describes me to a tee! I text...a lot...and I have unlimited texts thank goodness!

Anyway, the whole idea of this TEXT ME thing was to create your own background with different texts. SO....MUCH....FUN!!! I decided to make a Christmas card.

Because I'm really far behind making them.

And I know time is running out...

...yet I will continue to procrastinate.


I will.

Here's my submission~

I used a giant rubber cling on stamp from Tim Holtz for the lightest layer of text. Then I used a random clear stamp with a cluster of words on it and stamped it randomly with a dark brown. Lastly, I stamped the Joyeux Noel in black Stazon. I roughed up the edges and then sponged them dark brown to give more depth to the background. I am pleased with the results!

The other part that I am extremely happy with is the sentiment.

Here's a closer look at it~

I stamped the image with gold and embossed it in gold. I sponged the edges with the dark brown again. Then, because it looked too plain, I backed it with four different punched scallop squares. And then I had to add bling!!!!! Because what is a Christmas card without just a little bling? Right? Maybe it's just me...

Anyway, thanks, ladies, for a fab technique challenge! Thank YOU for taking a peek--I appreciate you! I hope you've been inspired to experiment with something new to you today! Happy experimenting!


Faye said...

This is such a beautiful card, Mynnette. I love all the sparkles. said...

Very pretty cards!

Monique said...

What a wonderful holiday card!! I love the gold embossing..Thanks for playing along with the Jugs this week :)

Sandra said...

Beautiful card... very elegant.
Sandra x

Patrice said...

Fabulous Christmas card!

Dana Gustafson said...

GOR-GEOUS! You nailed this challenge perfectly! Whoever receives your beautiful card is going to be one lucky duck this Christmas. Thank you for getting your text ON with Just Us Girls!

Rachel W K said...

thanks for stopping by my blog, i love seeing new faces and inspiration :) This card is so gorgeous, what an amazing traditional holiday card. And what an awesome back ground stamp! Very cool!

-rachel w k

Mynnette said...

Thanks, friends! :)