I just couldn't resist this week's Papertake Weekly challenge. It is it's third anniversary and this week's challenge was to pick our favourite challenge from the past three years. It was a ton of fun to go through the blog and see what's been posted and it was impossible to choose just one. I finally decided on the sketch from February 23rd, 2010. The challenges for April 14th, 2008 and November 3rd, 2008 was glitter, gems or sparkle. The challenge for May 11th, 2010 was shiny , sparkly and special. The challenge for July 28th, 2008 was Christmas. The challenge for April 28th, 2008 was embossing. Ultimately, you just had to use all of your favourite things because the variety of the challenges put forward by Papertake weekly will cover absolutely everything a card maker could love!
The card base is from Strathmore. The background paper is Close To My Heart New England Ivy textured with Sizzix Holly and Berries embossing plate. The patterned paper is also Close To My Heart Mistletoe paper packet layered on a piece of Quickutz Quickstripz Manhatten. The red stripe is Quickstripz Tropical. The image is a Close To My Heart Glitter Rub-on adhered to a scrap of Stampin' Up Very Vanilla and layered on a piece of Anna Griffin's Christmas Scrapbook paper pack. The sentiment is Impression Obsession Christmas Sentiments.
This was a really fun card to craft. Going through Papertake Weekly's blog to look at all the challenges was fabulous. What a great group of wonderfully talented card makers. If you have a chance to check it out, take some time to explore the blog, it is so inspiring.
I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.