Sunday, 14 July 2013
Hanging By A Thread
It is the lovely Clare's turn to chose our latest Christmas Card Club theme. Clare chose pastel colours and to use a circle on your card.
As soon as I read the brief, I knew which design paper I wanted to use. I coloured the image to match with it! The upper DP is a soft, dull sheen metallic paper with heavily flocked intricate circles...perfect for Clare's theme! I coloured the ornament in pale aqua...managing to use the last smidgeon of ink in the pen...wonder if that counts as a snippet?
Of course the sweet little mouse and bauble had to be cut in a circle too...couldn't have it any other way! The MB corner snowflake swirls and the sentiment were cut and stored away last year. They were from the last snippets of this shimmery aqua textured cardstock. I love this shade and I'm on the lookout for more of it...has to be shimmery though!
This one is for overseas so I used a new type of bling I found...a bit larger in diameter than my usual, but they are very thin, so the post rate should not be anything extra. Even the bling on the diecut image are the teensy size...so hopefully they are "safe" as well! I even used narrower pop dots on this card...this card is sure to make it through the slot!
Once I was finished, I felt that something was missing so I pulled out a K and Co 3d snowflake from last year. I pulled it apart and reassembled it with slimmer popdots and some smaller bling. Once I got it added, I knew this card was finally finished.
Scalloped card and envelope - blog candy win from Sassy Raggedy @ http://www.sassyraggedy.com/
DP - snippets of MME Merry (blue words) and Heidi Grace, Christmas ShimmerFlocked Dots
Cardstock - snippet of pink for the background and snippets of aqua for the corner dies
Dies - Memory Box Snowflake corner die; Spellbinders petite circle and petite scalloped circle
Stamps - this was stamped at a stamping class at my local scrapbook shop...I did not record the stamp names, sorry
Embellishments - K and Co snowflake
Bling - Dollarama
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Sister Act Challenge - Always Anything Goes
3. CHNC Extra - Always Anything Goes...must be Christmas
4. MFP - Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
5. Christmas Card Club - pastel colours and a circle...must be Christmas