Jul 31 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Sketch

Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge was to use this sketch as inspiration.  Mine is truly the "thought" of the sketch, because I certainly didn’t follow it exactly!  However, what I wanted to do wasn’t working…and this was…so here it is!  I’m also combining this challenge with the Christmas in July one going on over at Late Night Stampers.

I started with a base of Taken with Teal cardstock, inspired by the Holiday Lounge Designer Paper.  I used the Real Red print for the top half of my card.  It is hard to see in this picture, but the snowflakes are punched with the NEW snowflake punch out of Whisper White Faux Diamond Dust paper.  (To make Faux Diamond Dust, run your Versamark pad directly over the cardstock, then add Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set.  It is wonderful to use with punches!)  I added the same technique to the center of each silver Jumbo Brad by applying the Versamark to the brad and then the Iridescent Ice EP.  I lined up the trio of snowflakes across the seam of the DSP to hide it.  Finally I stamped Merry Christmas from All Holidays in Basic Black in the lower right corner.

Very simple card…would be easy to duplicate for Christmas cards!

Make sure to check out the rest of the players’ Bloggers Challenge cards today!

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19 People have left comments on this post

Jul 31, 2009 - 09:07:34

Love the sparkle on the snowflakes!

Jul 31, 2009 - 10:07:01
Shona Watson said:

Really cute Connie! I’m gonna miss seeing you at convention this year :o(

Jul 31, 2009 - 10:07:15

This is pretty! Great job Connie!

Jul 31, 2009 - 10:07:20

Great card, I love the use of the snowfalkes.

Jul 31, 2009 - 11:07:58
Tory B said:

I love the way the snowflakes line up. Really pretty. I totaly understand the thought of the sketch. My card for the 411 sketch this past week was definitly a jumping off point. I didn’t get it finished in time to post, but it was a great inspiration for my hubby’s birthday card!

Jul 31, 2009 - 01:07:35
Nikki said:

This is fabulous! I love those colors together! I hope we do meet at convention! {SMILES}

Jul 31, 2009 - 01:07:08
Patrice said:

Great card! I love those snowflakes!!

Jul 31, 2009 - 01:07:11
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, you are such a rebel (speaking from a fellow rebel). I love this card. This is a great card to make lots and lots of. Have a fabulous time at Convention…think of me, okay?

Jul 31, 2009 - 02:07:56
Ida said:

What a pretty card. The colors are so lovely and I just love those snowflakes.

Jul 31, 2009 - 02:07:57
Lisa B. said:

I love how you used the snowflake punch as the border! What a fabulous card!!!

Jul 31, 2009 - 05:07:05
kim howard said:

Awesome, love the color combo of it and faux diamond dust paper is great for the snowflakes!

Jul 31, 2009 - 09:07:07
Maria Rodriguez said:

Connie, i tottaly love ur card.. Can you post the instructions for it…Thanks

Jul 31, 2009 - 10:07:25

This is terrific Connie! Love those snowflakes! đŸ˜€

Jul 31, 2009 - 10:07:53
Toni Tessler said:

Great holiday card Connie! Love the snowflakes.

Aug 1, 2009 - 09:08:19
Lee said:

This is such a fun card….love what you’ve done with it. Great color combo!

Aug 1, 2009 - 11:08:24

Too cute! Very festive!

Aug 1, 2009 - 03:08:00

oooooooo……great job!

Aug 2, 2009 - 11:08:01
Rachel Hope said:

Fun! Great colors

Aug 2, 2009 - 06:08:03

Great take on the sketch! Love the sparkly snowflakes!