The Paper Players have a recipe challenge for you this week, concocted by the talented Anne Marie.
With recipe challenges I always need a sketch to get my inspiration going. In this case, I saw the challenge across at Just Add Ink to add a tag or a bookmark to your project. That got me thinking.....and the idea of the tag helped me to work out what to use for the recipe part of the challenge. The toughest part was trying to make sure that I incorporated all the elements, but still kept it fairly simple. Combining some of the elements together, helped me to do that
I love using tags on my cards and decided that I would make the tag my punch element as well as my glitter element. The new Silver Glimmer Paper is fabulous and I thought was a perfect backdrop to my snowman. Of course, I had to pull out Snow Much Fun for this challenge. I was a little bit flummoxed by what to do about the three papers. I then realized that the silver glimmer paper works beautifully with Night of Navy, and pulled out my trusty Patterns Pack and took two of the DSPs from there. I counted my glimmer paper as another DSP and hope that Anne Marie will forgive me! The two ribbons ... now that was more of a challenge... then I remembered some snowflake ribbon I had in my stash. Ah, ha! Light bulb moment. Here's what I came up with for the challenges.
I stamped and colored the snowman, and then cut him out and popped him on to the glimmer paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Of course, a blingy card needs a little more bling, right? :-) So, I pulled out the trusty basic Rhinestones and colored them with a sharpie. I added these for his buttons and left some clear ones for the middle of the snowflake ribbon.
Card recipe, all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Night of Navy
- Stamps: Snow Much Fun
- Speciality Paper: Regals Patterns Pack, Silver Glimmer Paper
- Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Night of Navy Satin Ribbon. Snowflake Ribbon (May Arts)
- Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Tags die, Stampin' Dimensionals
- Inks: Copic Markers
Don't forget to pop along to the Paper Players to join in the fun on the recipe challenge, and to Just Add Ink to join in the tag fun.
On a personal note:
It was good to get into my stamping space today. Although I only had time to make one card, it felt good to get crafty again. More time spent deciding on appliances... how on earth can it take so long to make these decisions? One of the problems is that we have changed the design of the kitchen. The cooktop was originally against the back wall of the kitchen and the sink in the center island. The view from the island is so stunning, that I decided I would rather have the cook top there! That meant a whole change to the layout of the back wall, as well as what we were going to do to vent the stove! That's what took all the time:-) However, we both think it is going to be absolutely worth it!
I have a photo to share with you today. I captured a couple of quick shots of the turkeys in our garden yesterday.
Aren't their feathers in fabulous condition? Doesn't the garden look as though it is definitely going to sleep and, doesn't it look as though a little raking is required :-)
As always, thank you for visiting my little area of the stamping blogosphere. You know I appreciate your visit. Warm hugs and prayers for those who need a little lift tonight.
Have a fabulous Sunday