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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

adventures in cardmaking

After mowing the lawn and working on the laundry (adventures in domesticity), I did get to spend some time in my craft room.  Here's what came out:

Why, yes, it IS a Christmas card.  The first challenge I started playing along with this year was jingle belles, where Stef and Lauren are "taking back holiday card at a time".  

The challenge this week is a stunning style board, from lovely guest star Amanda Profumo, giving us visions of sugar plums. I was immediately attracted to the image in the upper right corner with the beautiful plum bowl full of glittery snowflakes.  Although I prefer to use all Stampin' Up!® all the time (so I don't have to spend my crafting time trying to find matching papers and inks), I just couldn't convince myself that Perfect Plum is a sugar plum color, so I went searching through my old papers and found this fabulous glossy snowflake paper.  I have no idea where it came from; truthfully it looks like gift wrap.  

After digging out some retired Pale Plum card stock for the base, I cut some Sizzlet snowflakes out of adhesive sheet and added fine glitter.  I thought a little ribbon might echo the ribbons in the three images at the bottom of the style board.  I use Stampin' Up! multipurpose liquid glue for everything because that's the only way I stand a chance of getting things stuck together straight, but I recommend against using it with the Whisper White organza ribbon as it tends to make little soak-through spots :(  The anywhere glue stick was a perfect second choice!  

There are some amazing cards linked up to this challenge, and you can link up a card through 6pm May 25 - give it a look!


Lisa said...

gorgeous, pretty, elegant, sparkly!

lauren bergold said...

oh how exciting that this ♥AMAZING♥ sugarplum masterpiece should be the very first card posted on your new blog! and what a magnificent start it is, as well! that paper is indeed PERFECTION for this prompt, and i love the card you've made from it! ♥

Lisa - papergrace said...

Oh! This is so eye-catching and WOW!! Just an absolutely perfectly, well, PLUM ;) card. :D Love all the sparkly bits, too. I think the paler color was a great choice. This is just gorgeous.

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely beautiful ... so glad that stunning paper finally made its way onto a card and the glittery snowflakes are such an awesome accent ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Lorraine said...

I bet this is stunning in person with the glittery snowflakes. It sure does look pretty!