Hello and Happy Thursday! I hope this week has been going well for you out there. I have been wanting to try out the Technique Challenge over at the "Just Us Girls" blog since they posted it but just couldn't get motivated on exactly WHAT I wanted to make with it. Today was the last day to play in the challenge so it was now or never:
As I sat at my desk trying to come up with an idea, I saw this week's color combo at The Color Dare and was immediately inspired to make a non-traditional Christmas card. I probably have mentioned before that I LOVE Melon Mambo, right? :) I wasn't so sure about Pacific Point at first (I never have gravitated towards that color) but the three colors work really well together.
Color Dare #85
Gate Fold cards are actually pretty easy to make. Never tried one before? The gals at JUGS shared a link to a great tutorial from Splitcoast, you can find it here. I thought it would be fun to try to NOT use any patterned paper on this one, to keep the focus on colors and the Snow Swirled tree. I did add some Smooch Spritz to the polka dot layer for some added sparkle. (One of my layers is a little unevenly cut, as well...oops, just caught that!) For the sentiment I just inked up the "Merry Christmas" portion (with a Pacific Point marker) of the sentiment from the Best Yet (ret.) set. I then decided to use a ribbon to tie it closed, so I kept the ribbon ends a little longer then usual.
The picture below, is the card all opened up. I added some stamped snowflakes with glitter to the side panels to dress it up a bit more. What do you think?
For those of you inquiring about "Schnauzer-Gate 2010", nothing has changed. The little dude is still here with no responses to our many posts all over the city. Yesterday morning, I was downstairs when I realized it had been some time since I had seen either Ozzy or "the Schnauzer" (that's what we have been calling him). That is usually an indication that they are sneaking a snack of the forbidden kitty food. When I finally found them, in our bedroom, I caught them snuggled up together keeping an eye on the neighborhood through the front the window. Oh, these dogs...Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Best Yet (retired, outside sentiment)
Ink: Pacific Point classic ink and Blushing Bride classic ink (sponged around the tree)
Paper: Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Melon Mambo polka-dot ribbon (ret.), Small Oval punch, Medium Oval punch, Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer and Pacific Point marker
Non-SU! Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval die cuts, 2 colors of pink jewels, silver star, pink glitter glue, lace border punch (inside) and sentiment stamp on inside of card.
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Have a HAPPY day! :)