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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Center Step Card Challenge DSAC06

Salutations and Felicitations, Dear Readers!

 It's time for another Dolce Stamps and Cards Challenge! This weeks challenge is brought to
you by the very talented Edna.  Edna is challenging everybody to make a Center Step Card.
 You can find Frances Byrne's directions to make one on Splitcoaststampers, found.......Here. They look pretty fancy schmacy but are so easy to make!!  We would love it if you played along with us!! If you use a stamp that Dolce Sells, you get an second entry in the drawing for a Dolce badge for your blog and a  $10.00 gift certificate to the Dolce Stamps and Cards Online Store where you can find some pretty awesome products from a veritable buffet of  companies.  We would be thrilled if you joined us for our Center Step Challenge! Be sure and read the very simple challenge rules on the left side bar on the Dolce blog.  When entering to an online gallery, use DSAC06 as a keyword so we can all find of your fabulous creations.

On to my card......

~I started with Impression Obsession's- Hanging Tree Bulb and I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black on Classic Crest paper. I colored the image with Copics......G24, G29, BG0000, BG10, and 0. I added snow with Copic Opaque White using a small paint brush.  You can't see it in the photo but I added a smidge of Glitter Ritz glitter to the snow for a subtle sparkle. I covered the image with Versamark and Clear Embossed it for a nice shiny glassy look and it was ready to be cut out.  I stamped it again on a scrap of  Silver Mirror paper and cut the ornament cap out and pieced it on the image.

~I embossed my sentiment using Impression Obsessions -Believe in Judikin's Detail Silver Embossing Powder and hand cut it to fit inside my frame.

~The white panels were embossed with the Sizzix Snowflakes #9 Embossing folder. I attached some ribbon to the white panel and popped the ornament up.  The frame was made by placing two Spellbinders Dies on a piece of Navy card stock and running it through the machine at the same time. It was popped up with Ek Success 3D Dots. The frame was too plain and boring, so I pulled out the Nestabling made by Want to Scrap.  I love these because they coordinate with Spellbinders dies! Who doesn't love a little sparkle!!

~ I used the scraps of Silver Mirror Paper and punched out the snowflakes with  Ek Success Snowflake Border Punch. I didn't want the borders, just the PUNCH JUNK (the part you are supposed to put in the garbage). I added 3 snowflakes on the bottom panel and I adhered the ribbon onto the ornament. To finish them off, I added Kaiser Rhinestones.  It is so incredibly hard to photograph Mirror Paper!! It is plain silver mirror paper and has no pink in it. The pink is actually the reflection of my very loud pink shirt.  My photography skills are in the same place as my computer skills....not with me!


Be sure and take a moment to check out the rest of the Dolce Design Teams incredible Center Step creations and leave them a little comment love!  I hope to see something you have created on the Dolce Blog for this center ctep challenge!!


Stamps: Impression Obsessions-Hanging Tree Bulb D6905, Believe-B3504
Paper: Classic Crest, Navy Blue, Silver Mirror Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics-BG0000,Bg10, G24,G29,0, Opaque White
Accessories:SpellbindersLabels 14, Nestabling, Ek Success Snowflake Border punch-3D Dots, Judikins Detail Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Sizzex Snowflake #9 Embossing Folder

Your comments are so appreciated! Thanks for stopping by and have a most fabulous day!
Over and out,


  1. wow ellen a very elegant christmas card, great design.

    greetings karin

  2. Ellen, I saw this in your SCS gallery first and just had to come here to get all the details on how you created this magnificent beauty! Thanks for sharing them. I want that ornament image! Hugs, Charlene

  3. El dahling, you do create the most spectacular cards! all the bling is fabulous and works so well with your design. Exquisite design. Hope you are well. Hugs, Anne

  4. You achieved great tone with this card, the bauble feature is spectacular with this card fold, WOWIE!!

  5. Очень красивая новогодняя открытка, как будто со льдинками!


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