Tuesday, December 21, 2010

early Christmas...

Christmas came just a little bit early for me this year.  The other day I received a great big box of happiness in the mail!  My brand new Spellbinder's Grand Caliber!  It is BIG! but oh so quiet and super easy to crank!
Since I needed to do my "Time with" post for Our Daily Bread Designs and my challenge card for the Papertake Weekly challenge, this weeks challenge is "Anything Goes", I decided that would be the perfect time to give the new machine a whirl.
I love that I can cut out several images at a time and that the machine is so easy to crank.  The plate sandwiches are super easy to put together, each one is color coded and labeled.  Now that I can cut out some of the jumbo Spellbinders, I will need to pick some up with my next order so that I can give those a try too!

 I am absolutely thrilled to share this simple little card with you that I created.  I chose the smaller ornament from the Our Daily Bread Designs Ornaments set and paired it up with the matching Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament dies and a verse from Christmas Blessing which I cut out using the Spellbinders Classic Ovals.  The ornament is stamped in Versafine black, embossed with clear embossing powder then colored with Copic markers.  I then added a touch of glimmer mist, which never shows well in the photograph but in real life is has a nice soft shimmer.  I layered the colored ornament on a larger layer of Heirloom diecut then layered that on my current favorite Christmas paper; Basic Grey's Jovial.
this weeks challenge sponsor is:

Make sure you pop over to the team blog and play along with us. Check out what the rest of the team has done and show them some love.
Steph
Angie
Lisa
What I used:
Our Daily Bread Designs: Ornaments and Christmas Blessings
GP white, SU basic black and riding hood red, Basic Grey Jovial
Versafine Black, clear embossing powder, Copic markers, iridescent gold glimmer mist

8 comments:

Sandee said...

Debi, this is so so pretty!!!! Merry Christmas my friend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Debi! Aren't these new machines fun! I love mine too, and early Christmas is right. hee hee :0) Hope you have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debi and what a lucky girl you are to have such a fabby pressie !!! I NEED one too !!!! :-)

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Sharon Caudle said...

OOOOO...what a wonderful present!!! Can't wait to see all the gorgeous creations you'll be "cranking" out with it!! (sorry...couldn't help myself! LOL!) Your card is so beautiful!! Sending you wishes for a Merry Christmas, Debi!! I'm looking forward to another year of working along side of you on the Papertake Weekly team!
big hugs! Sharon

Pati said...

Wow, nice present : ) Very pretty Christmas card, love the colors and papers. I just came from Time with Debi at ODBD. You made me think of my sister Debi (yes, spelled the same, and also crafty) whose Birthday is today. Merry Christmas!

Lavender Rose said...

I love the stylish card you have made with the beatifully stamped diecut ornament, it's stunning.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Debi!! Love it!!

I have not played with my caliber yet.

Merry Christmas to you and your family! May the joy and peace of Christmas remain with you through out the new year.
hugs,
Chris

Wendy said...

Wow! That looks like a fun tool. You are making some beautiful cards with it! :)