Our Creative Corner Challenge

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our Creative Corner is made up of 8 ridiculously talented card designers who's cards make my jaw drop! Every time I venture over to their site I am always stunned at the creations they come up with every week! Last Saturday's sketch challenge was a very simple layout full of possibilities. I like sketch challenges because they take care of the hard part for me - coming up with the layout!

I had seen cards on SCS with wreaths made from snowflake stamps and wanted to give it a go. The little snowflakes from the Hanna Stamps Ski Bunny set were the perfect size for this card. First I stamped a ring of snowflakes in Cool Caribbean, then another ring of snowflakes in Buckaroo Blue off centered from the first one. I then stamped over the Buckaroo Blue snowflakes in Versamark ink, added Kaleidoscope embossing powder and heat set it. I could have left it at that, but I ended up adding clear ep to the cool caribbean snowflakes with made them kind of blurry.

Then I sponged Distress Inks 'Antique Linen and Tea Dye' around the wreath to make it glow. Final touch was adding 'snow' with my white signo pen. I decided to create a window or picture frame and mounted the image behind/below a piece of dark brown bazzil cs. I like this look. The patterned paper creates a cold, snowy feel yet you're looking at a warm Christmas wreath in a window. Ahhh....now where did I put that hot chocolate?!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'Ski Bunny'
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Buckaroo Blue, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bazzil CS, PP - Basic Grey 'Glisten/Avalanche
Access: Gold Cord, Making Memories brads, dimensionals, Stampendous 'Kaliedoscope' ep and clear ep, MS snowflake punch


Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous Snowflake wreath! Love this!!

BojaMoja said...

What a lovely card :)

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