WOW - Joan's Gardens has already hosted 25 challenges - can you believe it? Time surely flies when we're having stampin' fun eh? You are absolutely going to want to play along this week!! Before I share those exciting details with you, here's my project.
I made this sympathy/encouragement card using the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations stamp set, Hope in the Lord. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with white detail embossing powder then cut out with Nestie's Label 16 die.
I used the HFC corner die (I cut two) from Perfect Petals die set to create the lacy pendant behind my sentiment. I also used HFC Perfect Petals die to cut my two leaves - then I stamped the leaves with two different patterned leaves stamps from the HFC set called Petal Perfect Medley. I used a MS border punch to create the lacy edge along the bottom. The finishing touches include some beautiful flowers (a blue Prima rose, a Mulberry Rose and a sprig of floral "buds").
Here's a close up of the detail.
Here's a close up of the detail.
I always try to finish the inside of my cards as well. I stamped a second sentiment from the HFC set Hope in the Lord. Then I created a simple two layer scalloped border for the bottom.
OK - now for the really EXCITING NEWS! Christmas is coming early for someone and it could be YOU! This week you have the chance to win an AMAZING PRIZE PACKAGE you won't want to miss out on. Heartfelt Creations has so generously donated the grand prize for this week's Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge. This prize package includes 14 stamp sets and 3 Heartfelt Creations matching Dies with a total value of over $286. Can you say WOW?!?!? In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's to give you 3 additional chances to win.
You will have until next Thursday morning (December 9) 6:00 AM EST to link your card/project. There are only two requirements for this week's challenge:
1. Create a card/project using ONLY Heartfelt Creations stamps (any HFC stamps and matching dies are acceptable) Do not use any other brand stamps. You may use any card stock, design paper and embellishments you want.
2. You must be subscribed to Joan's Gardens blog so you receive all updates about challenges and sales. This is an easy one, isn't it.
The winner for the grand prize package from Heartfelt Creations will be chosen from a Random drawing and will be announced Friday morning (December 10). This person will also be entered in the End of the Year drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens. You may enter this challenge more than once, but each card/project must be made with only Heartfelt Creations stamps.
Three more changes to win another a great prize! This week Joan and Selma have invited 10 guest designers to participate in a Blog Hop featuring Heartfelt Creations stamps. You won't want to miss all the inspiration in the beautiful cards created by these designers. While visiting each of these blogs, you have a chance to win another great prize from Joan's Gardens. In order to be eligible for one of these three prize packages, you need to leave a comment on each blog in this Hop. Out of the twelve blogs, there are three "mystery" blogs, each with a prize package from Joan's Gardens. For a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment on all twelve blogs.
Below are the guidelines to enter this week's challenge:
Post your challenge card to your blog. Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address OR you can post to the SCS gallery. (If you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card so it is entered into the challenge. This week's code is JG1202.) Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge on Joan's blog.
I told you that you would want to play so get out your supplies and join in on the fun this week.
Now be sure you hop along to all 12 blogs and see ALL of the magnificent entries.