It's a sad day for me, as our challenge leader has decided to close CASE-ing Christmas. I feel like I just started! We do hope you'll come hop along with us one more time, and say goodbye to this wonderful team!
I decided to try a shaker card. I started out by stamping the sentiment, then used a circle to die cut the center. For the shaker part, I sewed a little pocket out of plastic I cut from a page protecter, then filled it with some Flower Soft and a few tiny sequins. Under that I layered some white embossed snowflakes stamped on navy paper. I cut into some of my new papers I got on a shopping trip recently with my card making friends. Some twine tied around the top and a snowflake charm finishes it off. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Welcome back for another Great Impressions weekly inspiration.
Going for a real wintery look on this one, I started with glossy cardstock, Distress ink, glimmer mist and paint spatters for the background. Then I heat embossed Just Me. Thinking of You. D405, and Snowflake Swirls E657 in white. A strip of snowflake vellum, and sheer ribbon along the edge finishes it off.
Sorry I'm a bit late with my card for the Eureka challenge. It's been a busy week and I hadn't fully anticipated the time it would take for my background to dry.
I wanted to try some fun techniques on this one since the sentiment talks about uniqueness. (Eureka's: If God Takes the Time) To make my background, I started out by using distress inks to color some cardstock, let that dry, gave it a few spritzes of glimmer mist, then printed off the Snow Background over it.
Next I added some areas of clear crackle paint around the edges and also smeared on some Stickles. There are also stickles added to the little snowflake accents, and I used metallic silver thread for the sewing.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll swing by Eureka and inspire us all with your creations this week.
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Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge: Snowflakes
There's a fifth week challenge going on over at House of Cards ...and here's your inspiration:
There are some beautiful colors and patterns in here that would be great for spring cards, but I chose to make a winter card with the blue, white and silver.
I used a couple snowflake images and sentiment from Alley Way Stamps-they are available as free downloads on their site.
I resized both snowflakes to create my own patterned paper for the background-adding stickles to the centers. Then a bit of sewing, some embellishing with sheer ribbon and silver trim, glitter paper, rhinestones, a button, and I used a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle die. Thanks so much for stopping by...come join the House of Cards challenge as we say goodbye to March and hello to April!
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That Craft Place-Buttons
Allsorts-Use those Dies
Completely Christmas-Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas-Going Round in Circles
Sugar Creek Hollow-Make your own Background
Alphabet Challenge- D for Diecuts
Christmas Stampin all Year Long- Diecuts & Ribbon
Stampin with the Dragon- Bling it Up
Crafty Ribbons- Ribbon & Buttons
Little Red Wagon- Bling
Simon Says- Buttons
Here's a simple set of Christmas cards using a snowflake die from Quickutz on kraft paper. I used some silver mirror board behind it. I add just a stitched border and some twine for simple accents. I made a set of six (but forgot to take a picture of them all together!)
I recently got this snowman stamp from Unity and I've been having fun paper piecing his hat and scarf.
I stamped some clear embossed snowflakes on my black background.
I love using this little pom-pom trim on winter cards and this glittery blue paper is so fun and sparkly!
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Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge: embossing powder, glitter or flocking
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Craftyhands Challenge: anything goes
The House That Stamps Built: paper piecing
Deep Ocean Challenges: buttons
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!