Before we get started with today's challenge, we want to let you know that our brand new 1-5/8” Round and 2” Round CLEAR Stampers are now in stock in the warehouse and ready to ship! You can find them in our store, by clicking on the hyperlinked text above.
Here we are with another challenge to help you get started on your Christmas projects! Hopefully, by making a some each month you'll have a good stash by the time late November or early December rolls around and you won't be scrambling! Either that, or you'll have a few good designs worked out and will be all set to get them produced quickly. So your JustRite Friday Challenge #027 is to make a Christmas card or some other Christmas project with your JustRite stamps!
I know it's a little difficult to think about Christmas when the the U.S. temperatures are so hot right now, but hopefully our new Christmas Collection I will help get you in the spirit! Here's my sample, using one of our new 2" square Christmas sets, From Our House, on a 3" x 5" tag that could be used on a card front, made into a tag card, or used as a gift tag:
I stamped the center tree by inking the tree and border separately with red and green inks, and then stamped the ribbon border with brown ink. I love all the dimension this set has! Everything was colored with Copic markers (listed below) and die cut with Spellbinders Labels Three Nestabilities die, which matches the ribbon pattern perfectly!
All the images in this set will also punch out easily with a 2-inch square punch (border) and/or a 1.25" square punch for the centers. The "Winter Wishes" sentiment is a border from this same set -- I just inked one side of it and stamped it a few times in a straight line.
JustRite design team member, Kathy Jones also has a Christmas inspiration sample for you today. Kathy used our sweet new Groovy Snowman set and says it was a little easier for her to get in the Christmas spirit because she's going through her Australian winter right now!
You can find all the details about Kathy's card by clicking over to her blog, Inspired to Stamp.
This week's contest winner will receive a $50 JustRite gift certificate and three Honorable Mentions will each receive a $15 JustRite gift certificate.
You will need to use JustRite products for your project and upload it to an online blog, gallery or photo hosting website. (Please see our blog post HERE for important information about our gallery on Flickr, how to upload to it, and another opportunity to win some JustRite products!).
You will then need to link to your project back here on our blog post, using the linking system on this challenge post. Please make certain your link is directly to your project, not just your general blog home page or overall photo gallery, so we can find it easily. (Links that are spam, commercial in content, or are not linked properly/directly to your project will be deleted). If you choose to upload your project to www.Splitcoaststampers.com OR our Flickr gallery, please use the weekly challenge code (example: JRC_027 <== that's an underscore between the letters and numbers) in the keyword section of the Splitcoast project upload page or the Tag section of the Flickr gallery.
You will have until next Thursday, July 22 at 9am Central to make your project and enter a link to it below. Then the winners will be chosen and announced a little later that day here on the JustRite Inspiration Blog. By entering our challenges, you grant JustRite Stampers permission to use your artwork here on our blog as well as our company website gallery (with designer credit given and your blog post or gallery linked) or any possible advertising.
We can't wait to see your Christmas cards!
JustRite Stampers®: JB-09775 From Our House
Paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x6, Neenah Natural White cardstock
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves & Rich Cocoa; Copic markers-R83, R85, YG03, YG95, E31, W1
Accessories: Spellbinders Create A Flake One and Labels Three Nestabilities die sets, EK Success Open Scallop edger punch, Glitter Ritz Transparent Glitter-Warm Highlights, Zig 2-Way Glue pen, foam tape