Blessings Snowflake Christmas Card

by Joanne James27. October 2015 10:23

Good morning everyone - another nice early post from me for a change! I had a lovely day yesterday making Halloween treats with all the little ones at the fundraiser that I attended; today it's all about music, with piano lessons and some last minute revision for Rebecca's music theory exam next week, along with completion of our holiday homework music project (I live in hope!) Anyway, enough about my plans for the day - I have a Christmas card to share with you today, for the current sketch challenge over at Pals Paper Arts:

10-22 PPA 273

I haven't played along with this challenge for a while - for some reason their posts stopped showing up in my blog feed - although I've sorted it now and this week's sketch intrigued me and so I had to play along. I decided to use the Christmas stamp in the new seasonal hostess set called 'Six Sayings' for my card today:

I love the saying on this cute Christmas stamp and I chose my colour scheme of Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy as I thought it would work perfectly with my natural Snowflake Elements - yes, I actually left them in their undecorated glory today - no heat embossing or glitter in sight! I inked the stamp using my Stampin' Write Markers, alternating the lines for contrast, and for the Cherry Cobbler strip across the centre of my card, I also stamped it with the knit-pattern stamps from the current Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 stamp set to add a sweater-feel to my card.

The wooden snowflake embellishments add a little bulk to this otherwise flat card, but at the same time this is an interesting way to use them and the use of the dark colours really allows them to stand out. As for the stamp set: 'Six Sayings' has a lovely selection of stamps that suit a variety of occasions and is exclusively available to be purchased with Stampin' Rewards to party hostesses or individual customers who place an order of £150 or more. There is still time to take advantage of the current promotion to earn an extra 3% of Stampin' Rewards on qualifying party sales before 9th November, so if this is something of interest to you, please do get in touch with me for more information.

That's all from me today; back tomorrow with news of this week's Wednesday deals and a little Halloween fun for you using another of the stamps in this lovely hostess set. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
27/10/2015 17:15:30 #

Joanne - There are SO MANY things to love about this card - the red and blue are GORGEOUS, I love the way you've incorporated the wooden snowflakes, and I LOVE the beautiful texture you've created in the back panel of this card.  Stunning.  Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge and this FabFriday Color Challenge.  Glad to see you participating.

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NMWatt
NMWattUnited States
27/10/2015 18:02:55 #

What a warm and cozy take on this week's sketch. It's just starting to get cold here in Nebraska and your design makes me want to reach for a comfy sweater and some tea! What a lovely use of the snowflakes. If someone had a broken one, this would be the perfect way to hide the imperfection. Thanks for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week!

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Mike
MikeUnited States
27/10/2015 20:58:28 #

Beautiful color palette, Joanne.  I thought it would look too patriotic, but all I saw was the red of Christmas and the blue of ice!  Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts!

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Jackie Diediker
Jackie DiedikerUnited States
28/10/2015 14:39:03 #

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful card! I adore the sweater Accents on the background strip - it matches perfectly with the sentiment from Six Sayings! Your color choices seem to be meant for this sketch, wonderful job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge!

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