Sunday, November 11, 2018

Christmas Comes Early Blog Hop: A Simple Gilded Card Challenge

Hello friends!
I am back again for my second challenge for the 
Christmas Comes Early Blog Hop Party Challenge.

The inspiration for my second challenge is the lovely 
Pink Haired Angel Angel Die Cut from 
Rita Barakat's Angel Wing Die Cut Collection.

Every time I look at these angels, I literally think of a host of songs, both holiday and inspirational, but kept coming  back to the Christmas classic,
"Angels We  Have Heard On High".

I decide to go with a a basic 5x7 card, and add some gold & glitter, and of course soft feathers 
to add to the angel wings.

The gold foil paper, by Rinea, made the perfect
northern star, and some Gold Dew  Drops form the Robin's Nest, gilded stars in the "distance".

I used gold ink, and stamped miniature sheet music in the background, and added gold metallic thread.

Your challenge,
is to create a simple card, layout and design up to you, but add some glitz & sparkle, ANYTHING to give it spark.

Instructions for this challenge:
  • Use a basic card
  • Add some kind of glitz, bling or sparkle
  • If you have Rita Barakat stamps or die cuts, please feel free to use them in this challenge.
  • This is not a requirement though, any products or images are just fine. 
  • You have one week to complete all challenges and a random winner will be picked for each challenge and announced on Monday Nov 19th on Mixed Media Monday at 8 pm CST at Ritabarakat1 And don't miss a chance to enter our grand prize by participating in our hop starting Mon Nov 12 at 9am est.

Follow these instructions in sharing this
for your chance to win!

When you have completed your project, please share it on the GET CREATIVE WITH RITA BARAKAT Facebook Page post on the original post in the comments and tag your post with challenge name.

Be sure to visit the Christmas Comes Early Blog Hop Event Page on Facebook, and let us know you will be joining us this week for this FABULOUS event.

We will have great projects full of inspiration by the talented Rita Barakat Design Team, as well as a host of some of your favorite artists & crafter's in the crafting community.

Did I mention there will also be a chance to win a
Full of Rita Barakat products, PLAID and additional goodies.
You don't want to miss this!

Thanks for joining the party today, and for visiting the INSPIRE blog.

If you have any questions, or would just like to leave a comment, please do so below.

Hope to see you again real soon!


  1. Those angel stamps are adorable. I can think of ways to use them not only at Christmas, but the whole year through.

  2. Simply beautiful! I’m a fan of Plaid too. Joe sent me.

  3. Love the Angels. The gold star and few drops are a pretty back drop for angels.

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! I really like the White feathers behind the wings of the angel! Just so precious!

  5. Cute design. I love to doodle cartoon people like that.

  6. I love drawing cute cartoon people like that. Cute idea to use them on.