CMCC#44 – Snow Globe

Cards, Challenges, Holiday Card

My Simon Says Stamp November card kit arrived this week and I couldn’t wait to break into the supplies. Luckily for me, the supplies in the kit were the perfect colours to play along with the Colour Me…! team Tara challenge.

The CMCC#44 had two sets of colours to play along with. I chose to play along with Team Tara. Here is my card:

CMCC44-ZedSquared

I went through the adorable Lawn Fawn Snow Day patterned papers  from the kit and selected the winter bunny scene to use as inspiration for my card. Next, I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the snow globe using a free cut file from Birds Cards from 110lb smooth white cardstock.

Using the Be Joyful stamp set from the kit, I stamped the season’s greetings sentiment in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine black embossing powder. Next, I used a makeup sponge with SSS Khaki ink to colour around the snow globe frame and base.

I wanted to add a little extra dimension to the patterned paper so I adhered two snow drift layers cut from vellum before sprinkling on some snowy sparkles and assembling the front with a plastic shaker window. I used foam tape to adhere the snow globe base and finished it off with a pink bow embellishment from the kit and some pink and brown ribbon.

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I adhered two strips of patterned paper to my 110lb white cardbase to pull the whole thing together and anchor the heavy looking snow globe.

That’s it for today. I had so much fun creating this card. Thank you so much for dropping by! Have a great week!

julia

 

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Make it Snow: Star Trek Christmas

Cards, Holiday Card

I am a huge fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. When I dreamed up of the idea for this card, I thought it was brilliant, but it turns out I am definitely not the first!

In case you aren’t familiar with the show, Captain Picard often gives a command to his crew by saying ‘make it so’. Here is the Christmas card I created:

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To create my red inlay panel and black inset letters I started in Silhouette Studio and downloaded a free Star Trek font . I also used Silhouette Studio’s trace feature to create the Combadge logo.

Once the pieces were all cut out, I stamped the snowflakes using stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Deck the Halls set with Versamark ink onto the red panel and then heat embossed with pearly white powder.

While I had the pearly embossing powder out, I used my Zig 2 Way Glue pen along the bottom of the black letters and heat embossed to create a snowy effect. I used a strip of Post-it tape to hold the letters while I embossed them.

I mushed some silver pigment ink onto the front part of the badge and then heat embossed with clear powder to give a little shine. Next, I assembled the badge’s layers with Tombow Mono liquid glue and set it aside to dry while I inset the snowy letters into the red panel.

I applied plenty of tape runner to a piece of scrap paper and then adhered it on the back of the red panel, behind the letter cutouts. It was easy to inset the letters since they pop right into place and onto the sticky paper.

To finish the card, I used a piece of foam tape to pop up the badge on the card’s front and then adhered the whole front to a dark brown A2 cardbase.

I’m happy with how the card turned out. The font and the Picard inspired retro colours give it a real Star Trek feel. Thanks for dropping by!

Live long and prosper,

julia

 

 

CMCC#42 – Merriest Wishes

Cards, Challenges, Holiday Card

I’ve been busy crafting invitations to my nephew’s 1st birthday party, as well as cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. I decided to take a break to play along with the challenge over at the Colour Me…! Challenge Blog.

This week, the CMCC#42 was to create a project using teal, light blue, and pale pink.

I decided to create a non-traditional holiday card with this unique colour combo. Here’s my card:

My CMCC#42 Card

My CMCC#42 Card

I started in Silhouette Studio and used some snowflake files from Birds Cards to create my teal background. Once it was cut, I used my Zig 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere my snowflake background to a piece of light blue patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s 6×6 Peace Love Joy Petite Paper Pack. I used some pale pink ribbon to pull in the pink.

For the sentiment, I stamped Merriest Wishes onto a piece of 40lb Bazzill Vellum with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it using pearl embossing powder. I used a glue dot to adhere the vellum behind the bow.

To finish the card, I used my tape runner to adhere the whole panel to a white cardbase.

That’s it for today. Stay tuned for some more non-traditional **cough cough Star Trek** Christmas cards over the next few weeks.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

julia