Friday, January 6, 2012
Happy Friday everyone!
It was very, very hard going back to work after having 10 days off for Christmas. I stayed home with my little girl the week after Christmas, which was so nice to do after the hectic days leading up to the holiday! We went got to sleep in every morning, went ice skating a few times (which she has taken to like a duck to water!) and played with her new toys. We had a blast! Which left no time for any crafting, but what's new?! Now it's back to work as usual, but at least things are back to normal again for a while and you know what? I'm really enjoying that.
On Monday, I spied this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #222 and it inspired me to use the TSG's Holly Jolly set and die. That circle element was begging to be made into a snowflake...just begging, I tell you! :)
I absolutely love the look of white on a natural background! There's something really clean and fresh about it, don't you think?! So I had to white emboss one of the snowflake stamps from the set onto some kraft cardstock and I used the snowflake die....that comes with the set!! Did you know that?! Then I used some of Cosmo Cricket's (appropriately named) Holly by Golly paper (sponged with Distress Ink and machine stitched to Bitter Chocolate Bazzil paper) to construct the card. The quote panel was created with PTI's Fillable Frames #10 die and sponged around the edges with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I inked up the sentiment, which is from TSG's Stick Together mini set, with Versamark first, then SU's Chocolate Chip ink, then stamped out. I then applied clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. It's really shiny and crisp looking in real life!
Next I stamped a couple of the snowflakes from the Stick Together set onto the edges of the panel with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to make the panel blend in better. Then, I stamped a few more snowflakes from both sets onto some scrap kraft cardstock with Versamark ink, applied white embossing powder, heat set them, then cut them out using my precision scissors. Lots of cutting out, but it's always worth it! I stacked them up on the card using dimensionals and last, but not least, I added a few adhesive rhinestones to the centers of them and the three elements in the Mojo sketch. Done!
I really like how this one turned out! Hey! Maybe my mojo is returning?! Here's hoping!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Versamark and Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, PTI Kraft Cardstock, Bazzil Basics - Bitter Chocolate, PP - Cosmo Cricket's Holly By Golly Collection