Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Joyful Tidings

Today's card is based on the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #275.  I'm also going to use it in my class this weekend.  I'm not usually a non-traditional card maker for Christmas but one of the ladies asked if we could do a winter card.  I did add a sentiment on the card but they have the option of leaving it off.

I started with Coastal Cabana card stock for the base.  Instead of making the separate flags, I added five strips of the Winter Frost designer paper to a scrap piece of paper and cut the bottom edge with the Big Shot and one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits.  It was then matted with a piece of Silver Foil and attached to a piece of Smoky Slate Textured card stock.  Two pieces of Silver Ribbon were then criss-crossed across the top.  The sentiment from the Christmas Messages stamp set was stamped near the bottom with Smoky Slate ink and the whole layer added to the card.  Two snowflakes were cut from the Silver Foil using the retired Northern Frost Strip Die and attached together with a Silver Glimmer Brad.  I used Glue Dots to add it to the card.  For the finishing touch I curled the edges of each flake to give it some dimension.  Thanks for your visit.  I hope it's warmer where you are; feels like winter is coming early here in the Northeast.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Christmas Messages (w-#131790/c-#131793)
Ink:  Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad (#131179)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Coastal Cabana Card Stock (#131297); Smoky Slate Textured 12x12 Cardstock (#132131); Silver Foil Sheets (#132178); Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (#132341)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658); Finishing Touches Edgelits (#127010); Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die (retired)
The Finishing Touches:  Silver 1/8" Ribbon (#132137); 3/8" Basics Glimmer Brads (#121003); Glue Dots (#103683)



Lisa Martz said...

This DSP paper pack is so yummy! I love this color combo and you have done a nice job of displaying the patterns. The snowflake treatment is the perfect addition. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Lisa Young said...

I really like your interpretation of the sketch! Matting the strips of dsp was a great idea! It is a beautiful wintery card. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Melissa Davies said...

Beautiful card! I always forget about the Finishing Touches edgelits - thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us this week in the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

What a great card for your class! I do love this fun dsp and it does make great winter cards! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

I love how you did the strips of paper and then edged them! The silver snowflakes and and brad are so shiny and beautiful! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Very fun to layer the strips on Silver Foil Paper...gives it so much depth! Hope your class likes it! Thanks for playing along with the Thursday sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

Your choices of colors and papers with this sketch is just wonderful The criss-cross ribbon and snowflake are elegant touches to a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!