Friday, July 27, 2012

Snowy Believe

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"
  1. Make a project "For Christmas."
  2. Or Make a "Greeting Card & Decorate the Inside."
  3. 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!


Bonnie said...

What an elegant card! I love your snowflake edges both inside and out! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Lisa said...

Wonderful card Joan! I love that set and will definitely be getting it. I love the spritz you added, it gives it a wonderful touch!

So glad you were able to play along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I really love the elegance of these colours together - they make for a really lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

What a beautiful card, the colours are wonderful and I love the sparkle. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Amy White said...

So elegant - those snowflakes are gorgeous! Love how you spritzed the sentiment panel with Smooch - looks like falling snow! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Ulrike said...

Cute card! -I love it. Thank you for playing with the friday mashup this week. Liebe Grüße Ulrike (guest designer from germany)