Monday, November 15, 2010

Hidden Element Challenge and Christmas Celebration

Have you heard about the Christmas celebration Dec. 3-5 at The Latte Lounge? Rhonda will be hosting a fun filled time. Stop by now to sign up for Secret Santa.

I want to say congrats to Maria for winning my digi paper challenge. I'll have another digi paper challenge for you in two weeks.

My new challenge starts today at The Latte Lounge. For the next two weeks, I'm sponsoring aHidden Element challenge. Your card should have a hidden element - tag that slides out, something that flips open.

DH has been wanting me to make a lift-the-flap card similar to Peanut's books. So, I gave it my best shot.

My first card uses the Matroyshka Dolls from The Stamping Boutique. My sister colored most of the dolls. I cut them out leaving a tab at the top and then glued two of the same size doll together. I cut out a slightly smaller hole in my paper underneath the doll. I then glued the tab to the underside of the paper and constructed the card in layers. The bottom doll is still glued to the front of the card.

For my second card, I used JLJ Designs (aka me) Beary Merry Christmas Dreams and Beary Merry Christmas Morning. I used the same technique of leaving a little flap, this time on the side of the image. For this card, I actually cut a hole in the card and the paper that I used to cover the front. I stuck the tab between the paper and the card. The second image is mounted inside the card. I added a string of beads and red roses.
There are other great challenges to check out as well:
You have a few more days to enter Rhonda's Thanksgiving challenge.
Stacie has challenged us to use real money on our cards. She's got a great one with a hidden bill, which would qualify for both our challenges!

I hope to see you at the Hidden Element challenge at The Latte Lounge.

Happy Crafting!


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