Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Stampin' Up!'s Woodgrain as Snow??!

Good Evening Peeps.  

Ever made a card when you liked the idea, didn't like it as it was coming together then loved it when it was made?  This was the process I went through today.  I loved the playing that went into this especially as ideas weren't just popping into my head. 

I started off looking at my favourite challenges and decided to make a card to fit two of them.  Details of the challenges are below. 

To make the card I embossed the Bashful Blue mat with Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder on one edge only.  The tree is from Lovely as a Tree and is stamped in Whisper White on Night of Navy.  I found this in my scraps drawer so was happy to put it to good use. The snow drift was also a scrap from a previous card and when I looked at it I thought the Woodgrain made super snow drifts.  It naturally tore along the grain edge.  I love it when you discover different uses for your stash. 

I then stamped a snowflake from Mixed Medley (hostess set from Autumn/Winter mini due to finish in 2 days time!!) in Bashful Blue and added the sentiment in Night of Navy.  I popped up the middle circle with a Dimensional.  I punched out the snowflake sentiment with the 1 3/8" circle and the 3/4" circle punches

If there is anything in the Autumn/Winter catalogue that you would still like then please get in touch as soon as possible.  I would hate you to miss out!  Thanks for visiting me today. x 

Here's the challenges 

So first off Merry Monday which has a Tic Tac Toe challenge this week.

Plenty of choice there.  My card follows the top row - Blue, Dry Embossing, Snow. 

The second challenge was CASe This Sketch 

 Unfortunately the challenge closed earlier today.  Oh well thanks for the inspiration. 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Ink - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Stamp - Lovely as a Tree, Mixed Medley
Embossing Folder - Woodgrain, Perfect Polka Dot
Punch - 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle
Other - Dimensional

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  A parcel of lovely goodies could be winging it's way direct to your home in the UK, Deutchsland, France, Nederland or Osterreich.  

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Victoria said...

A super Christmas card with such beautiful blues! The woodgrain works really well as snowdrifts.

Gillian said...

Really pretty Aileen. That tree looks stunning

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, and love how you have used the wood-grain for snow! Thanks for the inspiration! Valerie

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love the wonderful blend of colours and textures. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

craftattack said...

Just read your comment - I fell down today, but not on the ice, just missed the last step. Big ouch, so off to bed now with painkillers and hotties! Hope your daughter didn't hurt herself too much! Valerie

Suze Bain said...

The wood grain makes a great snowy field and I know the feeling of being too late for a challenge, did the same thing myself today! Xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card! Love the tree, great design and colours too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sigrids kreative ART said...

Great idea - and definitly it looks like snow :o)

Wendy said...

So pretty, Aileen! Love the tree and your woodgrain embossing!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Bonnie said...

The woodgrain works beautifully for snow, Aileen! I would never have thought of that! And I love the white tree against the navy and the tiny little snowflake sentiment is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Such a clever idea Aileen! I've never seen the woodgrain embossing as snow - but I really love it! Gorgeous Christmas card! thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

LeAnne said...

What a clever idea to use the wood EF! It looks just like snow drifts--very cute! Thanks so much for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!


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