Saturday, September 13, 2014

Snowy Christmas Night


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for a fun challenge over at my friend, Ingrid's blog (Ingrid's Crafts Corner).  Ingrid and four of her very talented friends have gotten together to create a time challenge ... make a card in 10 minutes (or show how much you've gotten done in the allotted time).  You can organize your craft supplies and have them handy before you start ... and I noticed on reading their blogs, some of them used die-cuts or embellishments that they had in their "extras" box (you know what I'm talking about ... embellishments that were made and never got used but we can't throw them away).  We all have those. :)




The challenge is being hosted by Ingrid this time ... and she picked turquoise as her inspiration color ...


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I wanted to join in the fun after seeing the beautiful cards made by this team!

Whew!!  I was going a bit crazy, but it was fun too! :)  At the 10:00 minute I had everything done except for the sentiment (actually forgot to get it out ahead so stopped my clock and went and got my stamp, embossing buddy and embossing powder).  Started the clock again, stamped and embossed the sentiment and then mounted my card front on to my base.  In the end it took me 11:47 to finish :)


Here's how I made the card ...

Sponged a card front with Peacock Feathers distress ink.  Took several paper towels folded into a thick pad, added lots of water, and then used that as a stamp pad ... "inking" a snowflake stamp with water and stamping all over the distress ink background.  I was hoping that more of the actual snowflake design would show, but I like the look of the watery background.

Die-cut a snowflake border and added it to the bottom, along with two die-cut silver glimmer paper trees (which are popped up for dimension).

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in white, adding a small snowflake (discard from the border die-cut).

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That's it ... a clean and simple Christmas card.  I think if I was to make it again, I'd probably make a smaller front panel ... so there's more white space. You know how I love my white space. :)  And I'd make sure the card front was dry.  I wanted to take the picture right away and you can see in the photo that it's a bit warped because it was still wet from the water stamping when I attached it to the card base :)  After it dried, I added a pop dot undernearth and that took care of the warping.

Thanks to Ingrid, Donna, Keren, Nikki, and Pamellia for the inspiration ... I hope you'll check out their blogs to see what they made for this challenge.







Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches); Patterned Pines (SU)
Paper:  White (Neenah); silver glimmer (SU!)
Ink:  Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz Distress); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Frostyville Border die (Memory Box); Holiday Cheer dies (Sizzix), sponge



27 comments:

  1. This is smashing Loll - just love everything about it.............but think I would go into total panic mode if I had a timer on!!! Looks like a fun challenge though......might go and check it out! Thanks for adding where you bought the Frost White ink, popped on over and it's such a good price and so is their shipping.......couldn't believe it was only $6 to the UK, so have bought a couple of bottles and will use the large bottle I got to teach the technique to our craft club. Thanks again for the tut..........can't wait to see what you do next time!

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  2. Wow Loll!! I can't believe how much you got done in 10 minutes and it's gorgeous!! Your background is stunning, it's looks like frost on a window!! Thanks for letting us in on how you did that!! I love your snowflake border and your little glittery trees are just so stunning! You are truly amazing!!

    I'm so excited you joined us in our Speed Craft Challenge! I hope you had fun! Big hugs :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Such stunning beauty in 10 minutes has me gasping in awe! Love that background (paper towels? Excellent!), The glittery trees, the snowflake border, the wee flake nex tto the sentiment...wow, wow and wow!!
    Hugs~c

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  4. Gorgeous 10 minute+ card Loll. Perfect idea using saved pieces too. TFS mf.

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  5. Hi Loll! Oh this made me so happy! What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for giving it a go! You have done a fantastic job.. I knew you would, your cards are always stunning! Thank you the shout out for us too, much appreciated! It will be Keren's choice of theme next time so I'm curious what we're ping to do next. I will keep you all informed! Thanks again, Loll, you're a star!! Xx

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  6. Wow Loll,you are a star! Your card is beautiful,gorgeous colour with the added sparkles. You did a brilliant card in 10 minutes,seriously impressed. Think I'd better follow so I can see your next one :)

    Thank you for the shout out for us all too,that's lovely of you

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  7. Only 10 minutes, that is a lot of forward planning for me to get anywhere near! It looks a fun challenge though, may have to have a look. Love your background, the whole card has a wintry feel. :)

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  8. Love the background and the border die. I can't believe it only took 10 + minutes. I love the idea of water stamping, too. I'm going to try that.

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  9. And you said you were a slow crafter Loll, that is fast and to come out this a card looking like this?! Just beautiful! I thought I saw snowflakes in the background and was thinking, "are my eye deceiving me and it just looks like snowflakes?" But upon reading your post I am delighted that I did see snowflakes! I think that background is amazing and I am so loving that technique! I love the swirls and the trees too. Hugs, Brenda

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  10. You did this in such a short time? Astonishing, Loll ... there's so much ... the wonderful background, the gorgeous border, those shimmery trees and the lovely sentiment complete with snowflake ... simply wonderful! Anita :)

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  11. Loll, what a beautiful beautiful card. I love every aspect and wouldnt change a thing. That background is just wonderful, the glitter and sparkle. I would love to make this card my Christmas card send out for this year, I think it would be just so stunning. Of course I would need the dies, the glitter card stock and your talent. You have such an eye for what will work. Love it.

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  12. I can always depend on you for clean, simple and elegant. I do love your cards!!!
    Sandy xx

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  13. Loll, this is wonderful, and in tens mins too, just! That background is stunning. Thanks for joining our crazy little challenge! Nikki xx

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  14. FABULOUS 10 minute card Loll, love the background & perfect design :)

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  15. Beautiful card Loll, amazing that you did it in so little time. I LOVE the background, TFS how you did this, so effective. I'm way too slow at making cards although I do have spares like diecuts and coloured butterflies, if the mess is out and you're making 1 you may as well make 3 or 4 LOL! Maybe that's why I'm so slow! Cathy x

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  16. You did an amazing job in under 12 minutes, Loll! Your card is gorgeous! I love how you created your background and the sparkly trees are just perfect with the snowflake border! A really beautiful Christmas card...I'm so impressed!

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  17. Beautiful! Thanks for the idea of using the die like this! I have one similar and just think of using it at the bottom! You are so good :)!

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  18. Stunning card Loll are your background is beautiful another great technique to try.

    Anne

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  19. Beautiful!!! I love everything about this fabulous creation... what a fabulous background technique... I can't wait to try!

    Christine x

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  20. Beautiful card, Loll! Love the background. I've done a couple of timed cards, but I don't usually like putting myself under that pressure!

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  21. Gorgeous !!! Love the sparkly white with blue :)

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  22. Love that background, Loll...looks like a frosted window! And brilliant use of that border die! So impressed with the fact that you worked with a time constaint too...simply amazing!

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  23. So serene and peaceful! I need to practice more on this technique for the background. I can never get it to look this good.

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  24. Wow, I can't believe you made this in that time!!! I'm not sure I have ever made a card in that time, much less a beautiful one like this. Lovely.

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