Monday, 3 December 2012

Craft Your Passion #139 Let it Snow!

Its Monday everyone, and that mean's its time for another Craft Your Passion Challenge!  Its also the first Monday in December, which means winter is fast on its way.  For that reason we are asking you to create a project with a snowy theme.  Let it snow!  Here is what I came up with:

I started with the image from sponsor A Day for Daisies called Pretty Ornaments.  We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to choose whatever image we wanted for this project, and even though the ornaments don't exactly fall into a snowy theme, I knew I could make it work.  Once I had my image I chose some patterned papers and card stock that I wanted to work with and coloured the image to coordinate.

Once coloured I added some glitter pen to the image, and spritzed the image with a clear glimmer spray for a touch more sparkle.  Some rhinestones were added to the bows and I inked the edges of the panel. The panel was matted with some inked blue.

At this point I die cut each snow flake from the patterned papers and embossed them with a beige embossing mat.  Before removing the snowflakes from the dies I utilized the stencil feature by spraying contrasting mists.  Since I have usually only seen people blend ink through the dies instead of using sprays, I thought the sprays might bleed, but they turned out pretty well.  I think the trick was not to saturate the paper to much, and I dried the paper with my heat tool before removing it from each die.  I was worried if the paper was still wet it paper might rip.

I cut down the rest of my card stock and patterned paper after inking the edges I assembled the main panel.  After adhering some ribbon I attached the panel to the card front and added a bow.  The largest snow flakes were adhered in opposite corners with some Quick Dry glue, and then I foam taped the image panel over the ribbon.  The remaining snow flakes were added with more foam squares and then I added some rhinestones to the snow flakes.

For the centre of the card I added some inked white with a mat, and some strips of the leftover patterns.  I stamped my sentiment with Versafine ink and I was done!

Now its your turn!  Create your project with a snowy theme and link it up at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Sunday December 9th in order to be included in the draw.  Have a look back at the blog to see what is being offered this week!  As always there are some great prizes!

And don't forget to visit the rest of the DT!  Every week they surprise me with their creativity and this week is no exception.  If you need inspiration there is a lot to go around!

Here are the supplies I used for my card:

Card Stock:  Neenah Desert Storm, Solar White, Stampin' Up! Baja Blue, Fancy Pants Winterland 6x6 paper pad.

Stamps:  Digital - A Day for Daisies Pretty Ornaments.  Clear - Mark's Finest Papers All is Calm.

Ink:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Versafine Onyx Black.

Markers:  Stampin' Up!  Stampin' Write Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink.  Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star.

Mists: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Frost, Glacier.  Shimmerz Paints Cotton Candy.

Embellishments:  Scrappin' Supplies Rhinestones, American Crafts Premium Satin Ribbon, May Arts Curly Ribbon.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, foam squares, glue dots.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder scissors, Martha Stewart Score Board, Ranger Blending Tool, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create A Flake Four die set, heat tool.

I would like to include my card into the following challenges:

  1. Creative Stamp Friends - Christmas
  2. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  3. Fussy and Fancy Friday - I love Christmas
  4. Allsorts - Advent
  5. No Matter Which - Christmas
  6. One Crazy Stamper - Sketch or Holiday 
  7. Pile it On - Pile on the embellishments


  1. Gorgeous card Cathy :-) the bauble image is lovely and the soft colours and details are fabulous ,, I love this card :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. Lovely! The rhinestone really adds to the bow. How clever!

  3. Everything about this is just beautiful!

  4. Cathy I love those baubles and all of your snowflakes too :-)

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "I Love Christmas" challenge - good luck

    xx Happy crafting and glittery seasonal hugs xx


  5. This card is so elegant. Lovely colors and great snowflakes.
    Lovely greetings Michelle

  6. What an elegant card Cathy! I love the colors you chose, the DP, the ribbon - and the BLING! Tasteful, elegant and beautiful!

  7. WOW!! A real gorgeous design with these neutral colors! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  8. How beautiful! Love the color scheme and all the pretty details. : Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

  9. Just popped by to say what a fabulous card, love the colours, stamping and the snowflakes.

  10. Beautiful card, those little baubles are so dainty. thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
    Claire xx

  11. Lovely card, the image is really wonderful! Love the design and the beautiful soft colours!

    Hugs Jessica

  12. Truely amazing card. Beautiful and simple. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  13. Cathy, this card is just beautiful. So elegant. The image is a sweet one and your background really shows it off well. Love all of the texture and dimension.

  14. Stunning card with such fabulous embellishments!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.


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