January 8, 2019

SKATERS WALTZ

Do you remember the Christmas Challenge I'd set for myself in the weeks leading up to Christmas whereas each day I would randomly grab one of my holiday stamp sets and make a card using at least one stamp from it? And then I got sick right at the end and was unable to do the cards for the two remaining sets?

Well, yesterday I was doing a <very> little clean-up in my Creation Station, and came across those two lonely -- ignored -- sets. One of them contained all Christmas tree stamps, so that will get packed away.

The other one, however, had an image that was strictly cold weather-related. So I decided to make a card using that one stamp. Here it is:


I added some charming winter-y details. The Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 222 of the Annual Catalog) lent itself to a cozy sweater look for the background. I also added some retired lace and ribbon, as well as a few winter foliage diecuts.


I attached the foliage only at the bottom of it and left the rest of it loose 
to add more dimension without the bulk, which makes it ideal for mailing.


A close-up of the image from the Christmas stamp set, 
stamped in Soft Suede to give it a somewhat old time-y look.
I fussy cut the stamped oval surrounding the skaters, but, 
since the skates fell outside the dotted line, I fussy cut them as such. 
I love the look.


Since I didn't add any kind of sentiment to the card, it could be used for so many different occasions. Probably not Fourth of July . . . 

And so the Christmas Challenge comes to an official end. Hope you enjoyed the journey. I did!

Waltzing
Smiles.

6 comments:

  1. Sweet and perfect for this time of year. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Fridays.

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    1. Thank you, Michele! Thanks also for letting me post at Funtastic Fridays!

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  2. Great idea to use winter skaters and enjoy some more winter crafting before spring. Happy crafting, Kippi #kippiathome

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  3. That is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the evergreen sprig--such a lovely touch.
    #celebrateyourstorylinkup

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