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Sunday, July 19, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #40

Good morning everyone,
I hope your weekend is going well. Lots of rain for us the last few days but nice weather is on the way...or so they say!!

This weeks High Hopes challenge is brought to us by Kimmie and she has chosen "Christmas in July". These fabulous new release images are just perfect for a step card....and you know how I can't resist those step cards....lol!! The images I used are "Let us Adore Him", Three Kings", and Herald Angel".



I embossed all the images with black and painted them with Tombows. I used liquid applique on the little lamb. The horn,the trim on one of the wise men and the stars on the angels hair are all colored with Gelly Roll Metallic gold and I added glossy accents to the gems on the wise men. The angels wings were painted with glue and I added fine white glitter, I also added some stickles here and there. I tore and brushed some sand colored thick mulberry paper for the steps and added some raffia bows. I edged the sentiment with a Versa embossing pen and dipped it into gold embossing powder and heat set. I used my Inkssentials pen for the highlights.

Of all the step cards I have done, I think this one is my favorite so far. I hope you like it, too.

The High Hopes new release is in stock at The Rubber Room in London, Ontario or for your convenience you can shop online.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great Sunday....

KAREN x

23 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

So sweet and darling, excellent work.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Karen, i hope your having a good weekend so far hunny. Wow what an absolutely stunning card, i love the detail you've added here, this must have taken you ages!! absolutely fabulous hun. Hope you have a good day today, do you have anything special planned? its going to rain here, so hopefully ill have time to fit in some crafting. Hugs Linda x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a super card. Wonderful images!
Hugs Jacqueline

pinky said...

This card is absolutely stunning, a real stand out creation, I love it.
Pinky

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Karen,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Michelle said...

Wow! These step cards always take my breath away. Yours is amazing!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Wonderful Karen, it's fabulous!

Rosanne said...

Awesome awesome card, Karen!

Rosanne

Bev said...

Oh my goodness!! This is not a card, it's a work of art Karen, absolutely amazing!! xx

Heide said...

Beautiful work!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

LOOK at you go, Karen! This is utterly fantastic!! Gorgeous step card and the images of course, are perfect! I can't wait to ink those up!! Miss you!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh
My
Gosh...


Wow.

I am stunned!
This is not just a card anymore... this should be a Christmas decoration for your house at Christmas time! And handed down as an heirloom eventually! This is an amazing piece of art work Karen! It is just simply the most beautiful step card ever. I just want to keep on staring at what you did! The colors are just eye candy. The raffia and mulberry paper are perfect for the theme. The bling and sparkle are also perfect. It is truly inspiring!!!!!
Wow girl.
Amazing!

Marcea said...

stunning work Karen, totaaly inspiring!! So much work has gone into your creation but the effect is brilliant
-x-

Sirpaliina said...

Wow, this is amazing card so beautiful.

**Inge** said...

Just one word: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!

Inge xOx

Di said...

Hi i think this is so clever and just stunning!

I have an Uncle and Aunt living in Ontario, missisauga they are coming over this november is the crafting/stamps any cheaper, is it worth me asking to get any do you think?

huGS di XXX

Janine said...

Great card Karen....

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

The photo doesn't do this card justice after seeing the actual card! Fantastic job Karen! Can't wait to sit down with you and learn how to do this!!
Hugs
Sarah

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, super cute card, great job!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh my word, your card is awesome Karen, I just adore your step cards and so much wonderful work goes into the them, gorgeous colouring and I love the raffia bows, Big Hugs, Nikki x

1crazyjoe said...

Hello Karen,
This this top shelf!!!
And guess what? not a bow or a flower anywhere!!!!! he..he
Again a beautiful piece!!!!

Joe

Curt in Carmel said...

You do these stair step cards so well, and this is certainly no exception! This is super cute! Best, Curt

Denise Clark said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Not only a beautiful card, but would make a great table decoration! Love all the details. Terrific scene! Beautiful!