This week's challenge is an easy one as well as a fun one! All you need to do is use/create a word background. We are also welcoming our Guest Designer Nancy Penir!
That being said, I'm fessing up to tell you that I cheated, a lot! After the week I've had I just didn't have the mojo to create a background so I pulled out a background stamp (in this case, Stampin' Up's Tres Chic word background - one I have had for some time and ashamedly have never used!) rather than create my own so I'm hanging my head in shame here!
Not only that, but I went with a "subtle word background" to boot. Many lashes with a wet noodle for me today LOL!
I clear embossed the background stamp on some gold card stock and then cut it into strips (if you look closely you can see the embossed words on the gold). Next, I gleefully pulled out my Spellbinders Poinsettia die (oh how I love this die!) and sponged the flower layers while still in the die to create more prominent veins in the flower. Two more touches of red to balance things off and just had to add the gold snowflake.
The rest of the JUGS team have some wonderful and more...ahem.... appropriate samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what the Design Team has created. Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week. Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.
Kids have a four day weekend so I get to enjoy their company and hopefully get a bit more (if not close to all) my Christmas shopping done. Don't hate me! I try to get it done before the end of November so I have lots of lead time to do the other things that come up along the way (decorating, baking, kids school activities etc.). I find by doing this, I can fully take in the wonder and joy of the Season rather than being so stressed out and exhausted that it becomes just another chore.
Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with my Mojo Monday card.
What's In It?
Stamps: Tres Chic Background Stamp (Stampin' Up), Hero Arts
Paper: Real Red (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen, Brushed Gold
Accessories: Poinsettia Die (Spellbinders), Clear and Red Embossing Powder, Snowflake Punch (Marvy), 5/8" Red Sheer Ribbon (Michael's), Dimensionals