Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I have friends who live in the Midwest who've reported snow flurries already! Aye carumba, no complaints here, although I did have to put on a jacket tonight to run Brett to karate lessons.
This card took the long road to completion, I won't go into the boring details, let's just say there were many variations along the way that ended up in the circular file - all having to do with patterned paper. In the end, the only patterned paper is the tree that is paper pieced with a small scrap of an SU! designer paper (no idea what it's called anymore).
The base is textured Not Quite Navy that has been stamped with 3 snowflakes from a set called Reindeer Games, available at All That Scraps. The great thing about these stamps is that they are red rubber mounted on EZ Cling foam (they are also available in wood mount, or just rubber), so I placed all 3 snowflakes on one acrylic block and stamped away instead of having to stamp each snowflake separately; it went so very quickly! I scalloped the NQN bottom and attached the white strip from the back, giving me a perfect space to stamp the sentiment, Happy Winter, also from Reindeer Games. The tree is another image from Lucky's Christmas Wish, a brand new and available tonight set over at All That Scraps. I stamped the tree on the white embossed oval in Palette Burnt Umber, colored the trunk with a Creamy Caramel marker, and paper pieced the tree with designer paper, mounting it over the previously stamped tree with dimensionals. The finished image panel is mounted to a scalloped/embossed celery layer with dimensionals and then attached to the card with more dimensionals.
The ribbon is side tied and 2 celery brads are added in the upper left, and the long road has come to an end, and so has this post. :)
Supplies: Stamps: Reindeer Games and Lucky's Christmas Wish © C.C. Designs by All That Scraps, Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, SU! Craft White, Paper: SU! Not Quite Navy textured, SU! Certainly Celery, Neenah Solar White, SU! Designer Paper, Accessories: SU! Stampin Write Marker Creamy Caramel, Celery mini brads, Spellbinder Nestabilities oval and scalloped oval dies, May Arts striped ribbon, Scallop blade (Fiskars trimmer), Dimensionals