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Welcome to the weekend! This week's Our Creative Corner challenge is one of my favorites so far. Our November hostess, Denise Marzec, challenged us to use silhouette stamps on our projects, and as an added bonus to add a little sparkle in honor of this week's Guest Designer, Silke Ledlow aka Sparklegirl! For all the challenge details and to see the gorgeous creations by Silke and the OCC regulars, head on over to Our Creative Corner.

As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew I wanted to use Abundant Blessings. And since I've been dying to try the SCS Sketch challenge layout all week, I pulled out my supplies and got to work. I started with white cardstock cut to size, then started stamping across the panel with various silhouettes in Chocolate Chip Craft ink. Next I embossed in clear embossing powder and then sponged the edges with creamy caramel, close to cocoa and chocolate chip ink. Next I pieced two Nestabilities Long Scallop Rectangles together in both Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip to make coordinating mats. I used a paper piercer to poke a hole in each scallop, then wrapped some chocolate taffeta ribbon around the stamped panel and secured with some We R Memory Keepers hardware.

The sentiment is from the Artful Elegance set and is stamped with Chocolate Chip craft and embossed with clear EP. It's a tag shape from Nestabilities and I hand cut a thin mat for it with chocolate chip, then glued it under the hardware. The squares at the bottom are 1" squares of sage shadow, stamped with the SU! Linen background in sage, then inked softly with chocolate chip ink. They're matted on SU! scallop square punches. The base of the card is Kraft, stamped randomly with the silhouette leaves in chocolate chip. I finished off by lightly sponging the edges of the card base and then adding some Stardust Stickles accents to the silhouettes and bottom scallops.

35 comments

  1. Julee this card is so heavenly tranquil. Love the colors and the stamps.

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  2. WOW - Julee - this is absolutely fantastic!!! I love everything you have done with this card - a real stunner!!!

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  3. This is so beautiful! Just amazing.

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  4. This card is amazing.. I love the colors and the bling! Beautiful!

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  5. WOW, that is about all I can say! You go girl!

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  6. Wow!! This is absolutely stunning!!!

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  7. Wow again, this is beautiful! I always look forward to your new posts. You give me great ideas.
    Thanks,
    Mary

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  8. Wonderful card! I´m speechless.

    x Natasha x

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  9. Julee your card is stunning and SO beautiful!! I almost grabbed this set but then reached for the Always set.

    LOVE the stunning design, gorgeous colors and beautiful detail!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

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  10. WOW!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

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  11. Beautiful! All of your cards are so elegant! tfs!

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  12. Wow this card is like no other I have ever seen! So unique! I love your color choice and that ribbon is so yummy!
    A work of art!

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  13. WOW Julee, this is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the colors, shading, everything!!!

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  14. This is so beautiful. I just love the color combo, and especially the layers of browns that make it so warm and yet soothing.

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  15. WOW, this is sooo beautiful...the colors are just gorgeous and the stamps make the perfect silhouette images!!!

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  16. WOW Julee, this is spectacular!! I love the colors and awesome sponging! Great challenge combo!!

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  17. This is gorgeous! I *love* how serene it feels!!

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  18. Be still my heart! Julee, this is amazing!

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  19. Oh Julee this is fabulous, love all the layers, and love the colors.

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  20. This is stunningly beautiful! The colors, the sponging, your ribbon placement... Love it!!!

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  21. Julee this is gorgeous!!! I love everything about it.

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  22. Oh my goodness. Julee....this is soooo beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

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  23. This is a totally stunnig card Julee, beautifully made. hugs rachxx

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  24. This is so gorgeous! Love the colors you used, and the bit of sparkle!

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  25. This card is so beautifull that it completly takes my breath away!
    Hello, I folowd the link from the OCC blog. I realy lke your work, your creations are so, so prety!

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