Sep 26 2008

Blogger’s Challenge – Warhol

Years ago our yahoo group, Creative Stamping Friends, did Technique University challenges.  Pat from Technique Junkies shared the Warhol technique with us then and I thought it was SO hard.  (It is now in a past issue of Technique Junkies Newsletter.)  I remember how challenged I was when I did it years ago.  This time was easier…don’t know if my stamping "eye" has expanded or I’ve seen more samples done since Lisa Somerville does this technique to perfection, but I could see the Warhol immediately when I looked at the new set, Winter Post.  Here is a SNEAK PEAK of a couple stamps from this set along with the SNEAK PEAK of new Designer Paper, Frosty Day.  Very retro colors for holiday paper, don’t you think?  I love it!

For the details, I stamped the Snowflake with Chocolate Chip Craft ink on each of the colors, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Very shiny!  I mounted the colors of Really Rust, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I stamped and embossed the Santa Postmark and punched with the 1" circle punch.  I sliced a small piece of the new Frosty Day designer paper (you KNOW the first cut is the hardest!) and layered the 5/8 Chocolate Chip grosgrain over top.  I wanted something in the center of my snowflakes and was inspired when I saw my Pretties Kit with the vanilla half pearls in a perfect size!  I started with a base card of Old Olive since I wanted a little contrast between the Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive.  I love how those two colors work together, too!

Hope you enjoy the weekend.  I’ll still be busy working on my craft fair items…I’ll have lots to share after next week!

Set:  Winter Post
Inks:  Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
C/S:  Old Olive, Really Rust, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Frosty Day DSP, Very Vanilla
Other:  Clear EP, Pretties Kit, 1" circle punch, dimensionals, 5/8 Chocolate Chip ribbon


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26 People have left comments on this post

Sep 26, 2008 - 09:09:06

Wow…who would have thought that the Warhol look would be such a wonderful technique for a Christmas card. What a great take on the challenge.

Sep 26, 2008 - 09:09:50
Patti Chesky said:

Love, Love, Love this card!!!! Love the colors, the stamp set…it’s all gorgeous!!

Sep 26, 2008 - 10:09:51
Susan H said:

Great card! I love seeing non-traditional colors used for Christmas cards.

Sep 26, 2008 - 10:09:08

OMG! That is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it! I hope you don’t mind if I CASE it for my next month’s christmas card class! (i’ll make sure to give you credit)

Sep 26, 2008 - 10:09:54
kim howard said:

Gorgeous, I love this card!!!

Sep 26, 2008 - 10:09:34
erin said:

love this card, if i hadn’t already designed & purchased my xmas card supplies i would be “borrowing” this idea for my own cards!! i use your designs a lot of ideas to style my own cards off of, thank you for everything you share with us in the blogging community!!

Sep 26, 2008 - 11:09:24

this is truly a treasured beauty! Love the different colors. Wonderfully done, Connie! TFS!

Sep 26, 2008 - 11:09:22
beckie said:

Very cute! I love the little details and the fact that you embossed it. It turned out great!

Sep 26, 2008 - 11:09:57
Kerry D-C said:

oooooooh! aaaaaaaaaaah! Gorgeous!!! love love love the pearls! pretty pretty pretty!

Sep 26, 2008 - 11:09:07
Sheryl said:

Very pretty! I like the addition of the pearl in each snowflake!

Sep 26, 2008 - 12:09:52
Nikki said:

This is gorgeous! I’ll have to file this one away for a future case! LOVE IT! {SMILES}

Sep 26, 2008 - 12:09:07
Ida said:

How cool that you did a Christmas card using this technique (I always think “bright” colors when I think of Warhol art) but this is just lovely.

Sep 26, 2008 - 12:09:37
Lisa Martz said:

Really pretty card, Connie!

Sep 26, 2008 - 02:09:06
Kristen said:

Love this card. Seems like you perfected it yourself. Great card.

Sep 26, 2008 - 03:09:44

great job!! i love the christmas take…i really need to order this set before the end of the month! just when i thought i was done ordering this month…. i really do love what you jave done with it here 🙂

Sep 26, 2008 - 06:09:57

Beautiful card, Connie!

Sep 26, 2008 - 08:09:29
Lisa B. said:

Absolutely love that you used the colors from the DSP as inspiration! Just darling!

Sep 26, 2008 - 08:09:21
Lisa said:

Very classy Connie!

Sep 26, 2008 - 08:09:04

Oh Connie! This is FABULOUS! What a beauty – I’m truely in awe.

Sep 26, 2008 - 11:09:07
Marcia said:

Okay you have blown me away with doing this on a Christmas card! Awesome

🙂 Marcia

Sep 28, 2008 - 12:09:12
Lori said:

This is so pretty! The embossed images really pop and the pearls at the centers of the snowflakes are the perfect embellishment.

Sep 28, 2008 - 04:09:55
Bev Gerard said:

Love your interpretation of this challenge, Connie!

Way to go!


Sep 28, 2008 - 12:09:49

Wow Connie! I really love what you did with this challenge!

Great Job!

Sep 29, 2008 - 09:09:47

Connie, this is absolutely beautiful! Wow! This technique wasn’t one of my favorites, very challenging for me, which is good, but I love your take on it! Thanks for sharing!

Oct 3, 2008 - 04:10:50

This is fabulous! I absolutely adore it, the colors are perfect. Great job.

Oct 13, 2008 - 12:10:00
Toni said:

I love it Connie! Great colors. I really like the pearls. Nice touch.