It seems like forever since I've done a Friday Mashup! I'm glad I can participate today..... I've taken the sketch from the very first Merry Monday sketch. I will be working on the ones that I missed before I found that challenge.
The Friday Mashup challenge is timely because I'm working on cards for my "Christmas in August"
- Make a project "For Christmas."
- Or Make a "Greeting Card & Decorate the Inside."
- Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Christmas Card & Decorate the Inside."
I've used the "Snowflake Soiree" which is in the upcoming Holiday Mini. I love these snowflakes and the font for the two words that are included in the set. The snowflakes were stamped on their own piece of card stock and edged with a piece of Midnight Muse cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelits. The "Labels Collections Framelits" were used to cut a piece of Midnight Muse and I stamped the snowflakes using matching ink.
The piece had to be rubbed with an Embossing Buddy to ensure that white embossing powder didn't stick to the snowflakes when I embossed the greeting. Honestly, I did end up with a few tiny flakes around the word, so to cover them up I spritzed the piece with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. It worked wonderfully.
For the inside of my card - the second part of the Mashup Challenge - I used the edgelit on a scrap piece of paper and used a sponge dauber to colour the edge. Then I used two pieces of scrap paper to create a "window" to stamp in for the snowflakes....masking what I didn't want snowflakes to hit. I like the effect it created.
My house is now empty of workers doing the shingles. My husband and his friends have been working on reshingling the house and garage. It's been a full week long process with some repairs and rain delays - but today I can do a final floor cleaning of the dirt that's been tracked in.
I'll clean the floors, watch the Opening Ceremonies, craft a bit.....and then we get to babysit Elliot tonight. What a fantastic way to end a week!
Hope you have something to look forward to today.
Thanks for dropping by!