Christmas Tag - Snow Much Fun
05 November 2011
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
Love the colors you chose to go with this cute little guy! Love the rhinestones and the glitter. Just perfect.
Posted by: Julie Marshall | 12 November 2011 at 09:16 AM
Jaydee, using the glittery paper as the snowman's background is fab. Really makes him pop off of your card! Great snowflake ribbon too!
Posted by: Dawn Braun | 10 November 2011 at 10:12 AM
Yummy card---I can't believe you cut out his little stick arms, though. You are too much!
Posted by: LeAnne | 09 November 2011 at 07:45 PM
For a whole lot of challenge you did a fabulous job of making it look totally simple. I adore your sparkly tag - it pops straight off your card. Love it!
Posted by: Patrice | 08 November 2011 at 09:19 PM
Love how that snowman pops off the glittery paper and you can never go wrong with polka dots (in my book anyway!)
Posted by: Jen W. | 08 November 2011 at 07:44 PM
This is stunning! I love the simplicity of it and the vibrant colors you used!
Posted by: Pam Giudici | 08 November 2011 at 11:15 AM
Jaydee, this is BEAUTIFUL! I seldom think to use blue as a card base, and I just love how you've used the card and DSP. Such a sweet tag, too. It's been far too long since I visited your blog; I have some serious catching up to do! Christine :)
Posted by: Christine Blain | 08 November 2011 at 02:10 AM
Well, how sweet is that little snowman? And, I really think I need to get some of that sparkly paper. ;o) I think your use of the DSP as a "ribbon" was brilliant, and I do love your blingy touches. :o)
The turkeys are fabulous--how wonderful you were able to see the gang of turkeys (that's what you call it! Either that or a "rafter"--I looked it up. ;oP) grown over the years.
I'm dreadfully sorry your vacation is over, but WOW did you get a bunch done in those two weeks!!
P.S. Howdy, Lou! :o)
Posted by: Rach | 07 November 2011 at 07:41 AM
Jaydee your card is so wonderfully cute! I love it! Love the way you've coloured your snowman and that gorgeous blue bow is wonderful. So glad you could play along with us at JAI this week.
Posted by: kathy tanner | 07 November 2011 at 03:29 AM
Only you could manage such a lovely CAS card with this recipe! Beautiful take on all the elements, my friend, and I love your glimmer paper tag! Perfectly CAS, perfectly Jaydee!
Posted by: Nance Leedy (Canopy Crafts) | 06 November 2011 at 09:50 PM
Love this card! Perfect how you did the tag and the snowman is just right for it. And of course that big old beautiful bow too! Very pretty.
Love the turkeys! SO MANY! I know you're going to miss these little guys (and gals) when y'all move!
Posted by: Lynn Hayes | 06 November 2011 at 09:02 PM
I love the simplicity of this sketch with the tag as the main focus. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at JAI this week.
Posted by: Bronwyn Eastley | 06 November 2011 at 03:47 PM
Jaydee, you rocked this challenging challenge with your signature style! I absolutely love how you combined elements of the recipe together, too. Now that's something I wish I had thought of. Haha! The snowman looks even more adorable with all of the sparkly bling, too. Look at all those turkeys! When we lived in North Dakota, they would always hang out in our yard and make a lot of noise. One Thanksgiving, as dinner was roasting in the oven...I looked out the front window and 3 gobblers were peering in at me. I felt a little guilty and was pretty sure they knew one of their kind was in the oven. Eeek! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Sending a big hug your way! :)
Posted by: Anne Marie Hile | 06 November 2011 at 02:16 PM
I absolutely love this clean card with the tag! Great colors too!
Posted by: Lesley | 06 November 2011 at 09:35 AM
Love the clean and simple lines of your card and the way you used the tag as your focal point.
Posted by: Susan Joyce | 06 November 2011 at 08:30 AM