As you know, I’ve been the Featured Designer at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge. What a fun gig! While this was SUPPOSED to be my last week on the team, I’ve been asked to stay on through the end of the year. Yippee! I’m excited to stay on for a bit longer.
Here’s my card for this week’s Merry Monday Challenge:
- Pull it Together! You read the challenge banner right. This challenge calls for three elements – Snowflakes, Dry Embossing and Neutral Colors. What fun! The challenge here was to balance all three of the elements so that they worked well together. I decided to split the front panel between an Early Espresso piece of Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper (with kraft colored snowflakes) and a piece of Early Espresso cardstock that’s embossed with Stylish Stripes.
- Kraft Cardstock. After I posted my Thanksgiving Journal (see it here) covered with Kraft Cardstock, I received several messages to ask where I got my Kraft Cardstock. I want to share it with you today – it’s right there in Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-2015 Annual Catalog on page 192. I’ve added a link below, as well. I just didn’t want you to miss out on this great “new” product – coordinates well with Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gift Card Enclosures and lots of the base materials found on page 200 of the book. Oh! The cardstock also pairs well with the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Card Kit. 🙂
- Cropping the Oval. Instead of layering oval upon oval upon oval in the center of this card, I thought it would be fun to crop out the largest oval from the background papers and add the two smaller ovals. To achieve this look, I used a piece of washi tape to connect the backs of the two pieces. I cropped the large oval (front of the cardstock facing down). Then, I dry embossed the Early Espresso panel and put them back together. It was work, but it was fun to make it all come together.
- The Snowflake. I know, I know. This is a fourth bullet point – but I thought it would be important to share. Forgive me. 🙂 The wooden snowflake is from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Card Kit – same shape as the ones found on the Specialty Designer Series Paper, and a wonderful complement to the colors in this card.
Stamp Sets: Bright & Beautiful Papers: Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Kraft Cardstock, Early Espresso Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Merry Monday Challenge to check out the amazing project by the talented Design Team Members. It’d be great, too, for you to participate in this week’s challenge. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today!
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