Thursday, October 30, 2014

Festival of Trees for CCMC327

It's Thursday and time for the new challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.  This week we have a great sketch to work with.

I always love the sketches with unusual angles, they are extra fun!  I have been on a Festival of Trees kick, so I went with it for today's card.

Talk about lots of patterns!  I went crazy with the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack on this card!

I started out with a Garden Green card base embossed with the On Point embossing folder.  Then the madness begins with lots of patterns of designer paper.  First layer is the trees angled to the side.  Next, a more muted layer of snowflakes, then a plaid oval.  The tree is kept fairly plain and simple.  It's stamped on Whisper White with Garden Green and has a gold glimmer star on top.  The finishing touches are a trio of small gold stars and a simple sentiment.

I hope you will join the challenge this week and make a card of your own!  Just go to Create with Connie and Mary for all the details plus more great samples from the Design Team.  You can also find more details about the Holiday Collection which is going strong in week three right now.  It's not to late to subscribe and join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting!  Happy stamping!

Monday, October 27, 2014

White Christmas for TSSC338

I'm back for card number two!  This one is for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge from Technostamper.  Per ususal, Mary Jo has an awesome sketch for us.

I usually don't make square cards, I adapt the sketch to a standard size.  But this time, I went ahead and used the square design to create a beautiful frosty winter scene card with White Christmas.

Is this the perfect winter scene or what?!  Like I said earlier...I love this sweet little bear.  So for this scene, I had him standing on the hill looking up at a Christmas cardinal.

The card base is Pool Party with a square of All is Calm Designer paper in the center.  I also added in Lost Lagoon Taffeta ribbon (so yummy!) and Silver Glimmer paper.  These frosty elements set up the focal point beautifully.  The snow seems real with the Dazzling Details shimmering along the hill.  The bear is stamped separately and added to the card with a small bit of dimensional.  He looks more realistic when standing on the snow with a shadow below him.  The trees and cardinal are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Blendabilities.  There is a hint of blue in the sky made by Soft Sky re-inker and alcohol in a spritzer.  The sky color was actually added in first, I simply masked off the hill with a post it and spritzed the color on.

I loved this card so much, I ended up making two with different designs of the All is Calm paper.

Well, I hope you are feeling inspired to make a card and join us!  Just go to Technostamper for all the details plus more great samples from the Design Team.

Mary Jo Price- Williams:  Technostamper 
Sue Root:  Stampin' With Sue2
Robbie Rubula: InkedX2 
Eileen LeFevre: Eileen's Stampin' Fever Blog 
Tanya Bell: Stamping T! 
Carolyn Bennett: Carolyn's Paper Fantasies 
Jonia Smith: Stampin for Me 
Mary Brown: Stamper Camper

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White Christmas for CCC19

Monday's here (already!) and as usual I have two cards to share.  This first post is for the Creative Challenge Club sketch.

In keeping with the Christmas cards I've been working on the last few weeks, I made a card with White Christmas for the challenge.

I just LOVE the sweet little polar bear in this set.   When I saw a bag of fake snow at the Dollar Tree, I bought it knowing I would make great shaker cards with this set.

The frosty All is Calm Designer Paper is so beautiful with the white snow in the shaker.  Kind of makes you feel cold looking at it!  Per usual I used window sheet and dimensionals to construct the shaker.  The cut out for the scene is one of the Chalk Talk framelits, it fit perfectly.

I added in a few other details to make the card extra special.  A couple of snowflakes with rhinestones on the shaker brighten up the focal point.  And of course I always add in stars and silver glimmer paper!

I hope you are feeling inspired to join the challenge with us!  Just go to the Creative Challenge Club for all the details plus more great samples from the Design Team.

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Stamping!

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