Thursday, February 13, 2014

A couple challenge cards..

Yes I am here! With the Olympics on, I've been a little distracted this week. In fact, I'm going to keep this post short so that I can get back to watching a few things.
Thanks to Frozen, I'm on a quest for a more 'Olaf-y' snowman. 

This set is for the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps & More - Challenge #82, Make Your Mark
Shop Our Stash - Oh,Shiny
Late Night Stampers - Wet or Dry Embossing

For this challenge, you simply have to use markers. I saw Frozen on Monday, so I really wanted to make a snowman themed card.  I had these images stamped and ready, so I made some card bases, found some layers in my scraps, and there ya go. I actually pillaged these embellishments from other cards that were sent to me for Christmas. I've found that as much as I like to think I am going to scrapbook individual cards, it doesn't happen. I've decided in future I'll take a photo of my card display and scrapbook that photo. That way individual cards are noted for posterity, but without the bulk of scrapping cards. I will scrap photo cards, though. I usually do a layout of those. You will note these aren't Christmas cards. I decide I needed some winter birthday cards.

The snowflake card  is for two challenges
Just Add Ink - Just Add Stripes

I originally planned to post the kite card for that challenge - and I still may link it up - but I think the Christmas card better fits the CAS aspect of the challenge. I think the kite card may not really fit the clean & simple aspect of the challenge, so I'm entering the snowflake card in case it gets deleted. I expect the image panel may be too cluttered to be considered 'clean'. It was quite a quick, easy card to make. I think I was done in 15 minutes. And it only took that long because I chose to cut out the kites. 

I love the snowflake card, actually. It uses the painter's tape technique. If you've never heard of this idea, there are lots of great tutorials on Youtube. It's really fun and easy to do. 

Card Details - All Products Stampin Up
It's Your Day
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Festive Flurry
Ink: Staz On Jet Black
Other: Snowflake Punch, embossing powder, rhinestones, markers, snowflake jewels

Christmas Blessings
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree
Ink: Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo
Other: Dazzling Details 

Celebrate You
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Stamps: Send Me Soaring
Ink: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Scalloped polka dot ribbon

February Christmas card challenge 1/10
100 in 100 Challenge 14/100


Paula said...

I adore your snowflake card! The Masking tape technique is such a fun way to add a stripey background, not to mention quick, and it works beautifully for your card. Thanks for playing at JAI ♥

Marcy said...

Very cute cards! I love Frozen and my youngest is obsessed with "Olaf"! :)

Meghan said...

I agree with your thought process. The snowflake card is more clean and simple than the kite one! Love it! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Hayley Kew said...

Lovely wintery creations :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More. We sure hope to see you again soon!!!

Christine Blain said...

Tania, I really like your 'take' on our stripes challenge. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Your Christmas card is so pretty and I love the different shades of blue you've used with your stripes!

JAI Design Team

Anonymous said...

Lovely selection of cards - I like your stripes in shades of blue. Chantell JAI

Danielle Vincent said...

Great inspiration for your darling snowman card. Frozen is one of my new favorite movies and you've used my favorite snowman stamps :o) thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Jessi Fogan said...

I love those snowmen! And what a fun technique on the snowflake card. Winter birthday cards are a great idea :) Thanks so much for coming to play at Shopping our Stash :)

KimB said...

The stripes make a great atmospheric background for your snowflakes Tania. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

I love this technique with the masking tape too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI