Welcome to another fun challenge from Our Creative Corner. This week Jenny Gropp's challenge is to incorporate snow or snowflakes - easy enough this time of year! And all I have to do is look outside my window for plenty of inspiration.
This card is actually a slightly stepped-up version of the swap card I made for our demo team Christmas party last week. I was inspired to make this card after watching the newest Workshop Wow DVD - if you're a demonstrator and haven't seen these DVDs, I highly recommend them. I've gotten so many great ideas from them.
This card started with a plain whisper white panel. I masked off a 1 1/4" circle (with a post-it note) and the snow line (which I made with a torn piece of scrap paper), then sponged basic black classic ink over the whole thing. I stamped Dasher with platinum shimmer paint, applied directly to the stamp with a sponge dauber. The snowflake is from Christmas Punch - since I was using the dauber I could choose to just use a single snowflake. Tip of the day: These snowflakes are quite small and detailed, so I found that once I'd stamped Dasher and experimented a little with the snowflakes, the dauber had enough paint on it to do all of these snowflakes without reapplying any paint.
To finish my card, I added the sentiment (from the retired set Holidays & Wishes) and three silver brads, and I highlighted the top of the snow with dazzling diamonds. I used a layer of brushed silver cardstock behind the main panel for a little more shimmer. Tip of the day #2: I recommend letting the card dry at a couple stages: after sponging the black ink and after stamping with the shimmer paint. Both will be permanent once they're dry, but just a little extra drying time will keep them from rubbing off.
Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you have time to play along in the midst of your holiday preparations. This may be my last post till next weekend, so happy holidays to all of you!