Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Clearly" this technique needs a little work

I decided to make a card using vellum for the Jingle Belles "It came upon a Midnight Clear" challenge, to make a Christmas card using a clear element. This one was, ahem, "challenging" (snort!).

I stamped the snowy scene on white cardstock and inked around the edges, then attached it to kraft cardstock. I laid vellum on top and liked the fuzzy ethereal effect. The problem I wrestled with is how to affix the vellum to the image without using adhesive. Stitching seemed like the perfect solution, added bonus, I love sewing on cards. But what I didn't figure out until AFTER's virtually impossible to make the vellum lay flat when it's been stitched to the cardstock. So it came out even more fuzzy/ethereal than I intended. So I wasn't going to post it but it started to grow on me. So I added a couple stickers from My Mind's Eye and decided it will do.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Frosty gets his Mojo!

Today I'm using Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #451 to create a Christmas card for the Jingle Belles Frosty the Snowman challenge, to make a card featuring a snowman or snowflakes.

Here is the Mojo Monday sketch:

In my shoe box of Christmas shtuff I found a snowman gift tag on the top of the pile...coincidence?? I think not. That little dude was meant to be on this card! I went with traditional colors, red and green, layering a remnant of patterned snowflake paper and Very Merry paper by American Crafts with black cardstock. I stitched around the edges and added some baker's twine. I stamped my sentiment using white embossing powder. It left some shpritzels on the black paper but I decided it had a nice frosty effect.

Here's my Frosty card:

One more card to add to the inventory!

I'm also submitting my card to:

CHNC Challenge #284 Vintage or Anything goes as long as it's Christmas
CHNC Challenge Extra It's always Anything goes as long as it's Christmas