It's Rudolph Day over at ScrappyMo's, the last one of the year and the challenge runs until the end of the month (Monday). Two lovely prizes to be won as well!
Plus, another favourite challenge, Merry Monday, is currently running with the theme of 'Blue, white and ... oh NO ... texture'! I literally just spotted that when I nipped over just now to add the challenge link :(
Sigh, I don't think this card will qualify after all - so annoying as I almost dry embossed the letters in the word JOY. That'll teach me to read the brief properly. I know there's texture when you rub your hand over the raised surface created by the large die sitting on the white background - but am not sure that's good enough :( Oh what the heck, I'll link in anyhow - the thought was there!
For my card I used a lovely die that was offered as a Playground prize a couple of months ago. I really do love the die but am realising that there's only so many ways you can use it - perhaps that's why it was on sale (and still is BTW) over at Sizzix.
- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank
- a smaller snippet of dark blue slightly shimmery paper for the largest frame, glued onto the card front using Collall All Purpose glue
- a snippet of pale blue patterned paper from the LOTV 'Winter Wishes' paper pad, with the back covered with
some 'Stick-It adhesive sheet. This was then die cut using the Sizzix card
front die I wrote about above, called 'Peace, Love, Joy'
- after removing the backing from the
die cut I popped it onto a piece of white card and trimmed around each edge leaving a border then glued it on top of the dark blue paper already stuck onto the card front
- backed another snippet of the dark blue paper with 'Stick-It' adhesive sheet and die cut the letters
'J-O-Y' (the letter dies come in with the die set) then popped them onto
the word JOY
- I've used this die before, and again felt that something was missing so I die cut a poinsettia using a Poppy Stamps 'Small Blooming Poinsettia' die set (given to me by a lovely friend, mwah!) and a snippet of the pale blue paper plus a tiny snippet of white card for the centre and the leaf. Covered all the little pieces with clear Wink of Stella and, when dry, layered the flower onto the card inside the letter 'O' using Glossy Accents as the nozzle is so fine
One more Christmas card to make and the target of 132 over 11 months will have been reached - yay!