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Friday, August 28, 2015

Skipping Stones Design August Challenge

Today I'm going to share a card I made for the Skipping Stone Design August Challenge.  I struggled a little with my card.  I had originally stamped the card using two shades of green and then colored in the round areas on the tree with blue, red, yellow, and orange.  I added some Stickles and glitter to those colored spots.  Then I had die cut a window and added a piece of transparency to it.  Then I added some more Stickles and glitter to make it look like there was snow on the window.  As it was drying I thought I would play with the set again and that is when I came up with the card I have here.  I do like how it turned out.  So much so that I abandoned the first tree for this one!

 I had stamped the tree here using VersaMark and I heat set gold embossing powder.  Then I took an olive colored ink pad and a blender pen and colored in the tree.  I added some rhinestones that I had colored with Sharpie markers.  The tree was set in place using sticky foam dots.  I like to buy the foam tape and punch out my own dots using a regular paper punch.  I wipe the sticky part with a rubbing alcohol pad and then punch. If you punch without the alcohol, you will have dots stuck to your punch. Plus you will still be getting out the alcohol wipes to clean off your punch!  Just thought I would save you some time and frustration. And yes, I'm speaking from experience!!! LOL

I found some fun Christmas decorative paper from the "Christmas & Winter stack from DCWV.  I layered my card in a pale green. The base of the card is white.  I added some green snowflakes using the Martha Stewart punch.  I know, green snowflakes!!!But it worked!!  And I liked it and that is what was even more important!!!  LOL  I added some very large clear rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes.  And I added some small rhinestones to the decorative paper.  I was going to color them the same as what was on the tree but the more I thought about how it would distract from the tree I decided to leave them clear, and I'm glad I did.

And while rummaging through my embossing folders I found a fun snowflake background one by Cricut.  

So to assemble the card. I folded a half sheet of white card stock on the long side.  Then I added a piece of green card stock.  Then the snowflake piece.  The decorative paper was then added and on top of that was the tree panel that I layered with green.  Randomly place the snowflakes on the card and the rhinestones and you're done!!

The tree stamp comes in the set you see above.  You can purchase it in the Skipping Stones Design store.

Thank you for stopping by,
Wanda

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