Hello there and Happy Tuesday! It's time for another great challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. This week, it's all about keeping it fancy...fancy-folding, that is! We are also sending a BIG welcome to our newest Design Team member (and fellow Texan)...the lovely Erica Cerwin, with this challenge! I hope you will join us this week and play along!
The inspiration for my card came from Laura Lipe. (Thank you for the amazing inspiration, Laura!) I saw this fun and fabulous card style on her blog and HAD to give it a try. *CLICK HERE* for the cutting and scoring instructions. It's super-simple and can be created from a single 4- 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock.
Here is the front view of the card:
Here is the side view of the card:For my card design, I looked to a few of my favorite stampers, Ann Schach and LeAnne Pugliese. Ann recently featured *THIS card* with the stitched border punch and I loved how LeAnne created *THIS card* using the "other" stamped snowman from this set, on Crumb Cake card stock.
I colored my sassy snowman with some wonderful watercolor pencils I recently received in the mail from my blogging pal Helene, in Norway!! (Click her name to visit her blog.) Thank you, Helene for the fantastic box of crafting treats. Wow! I promise to get better with my water-coloring with practice! ;)
This card has a LOT of sparkle! The stamped snowflakes (from the ret. Jolly Old St. Nick set) were embossed in Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Then, I got a little crazy with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on this one. You know it's bad when your husband walks into the room while the afternoon sunlight is streaming through the window and utters the phrase: "Honey, what have you been doing in here? Your face is sparkling like that vampire in the Twilight movie!" Yes, I made him watch the Twilight movies...and am slightly scared that he is referencing them now! LOL!
As if Dazzling Diamonds wasn't enough, I busted out the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz for the embossed snowflake panel and then heat embossed both the sentiments (front and inside the card) with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. Oddly enough, I held back on adding bling...I thought it would be a little TOO much.
I don't want to "over-explain" the card, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me. I have listed all of the supplies at the end of the post, too...if you are interested. :)
Finally, here is the inside of the card, with more embossing and sparkle to compliment the front:Thanks for stopping by! Please check out Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the rest of the DT have cooked up. We hope you will play along and show off your "fancy-folded-creation" this week! Have a very HAPPY day today! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Jolly Old St. Nick (little snowflakes, retired), Best Yet (front sentiment, retired) and Occasional Quotes (inside sentiment, retired)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler card stock
Ink: Black Staz-On, Versa-Mark and Crumb Cake Classic ink (for sponging around edges
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Embossing Buddy, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Iridescent Ice Embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Crystal Effects (buttons and hat), 2-way Glue pen, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Dotted Scallop ribbon Border punch, Vanilla shimmer Smooch Spritz, Stampin Dimensionals, Sticky Strip and craft knife
Non-SU! Accessories: score tool, watercolor pencils from Helene and snowflake embossing folder