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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers SC143

Here is my submission for the Sketch Challenge (SC) at SplitCoastStampers (SCS). I REALLY liked this layout. It has a lot of layering but it was fun. I didn't have to think real hard on filling in the empty spaces either. I saw the sketch and immediately knew what I wanted the card to look like. Well all except that little strip. I actually had to think about that. Did I want some tiny words there or just a strip? And then "ribbon" came to mind and it was a done deal. This card is in the running for our yearly Christmas card. It has no buttons, brads or bows to be considered "non-machinable!" That's a BIG plus!!!

The blue areas on each side of the snowman could use 3 white brads (on each side) but to keep it non-machinable I left them off. I suppose I could have added them for demo purpose but then I'd really like it like that and the card wouldn't be in the running for our yearly card. Who would have thought it would be this difficult? Well, it wasn't until this surcharge thing! GRRRR!!! LOL

The papers here are Bayou Blue, Watercolor paper and Glossy Card Stock. I think the Glossy card stock is going to be the most expensive part of the card.

The snowman (of course another snowman) came from "Jolliest Time of the Year" set and the snowflakes are embossed in clear Embossing Powder on the glossy card stock. The Bayou Blue is sponged over the entire piece of Glossy. Simple as that! I like simple!!!



I'm happy with it and it is surely in the running for the 2007 Christmas card!!!

Thank you for stopping by,
Wanda

9 comments:

Paula said...

Wanda, I love your snowman card.
It brings a smile to my face. HUMMMM, maybe you should add me to your Christmas Card list. LOL. Anyhow, I really like this card.

chelemom said...

What a pretty card! I love how you always matte in black...makes the paper pop!

Pat S. said...

Hi Wanda!
I think this is the best layout ever on SCS!
Love your snowman!!

To cut the expense of glossy cardstock, you might consider...
use light blue cardstock, stamp the snowflakes in Craft White and then emboss with white EP. Would give a very similar effect, don't you think ?

Melissa said...

Oooh! It's perfect Wanda!

dd2njoy said...

The first thing I said when I opened this blog is Aaahhhhhh!!!
This is one great snowman card...love those colors and your coloring is very very nice!!TFS!!

jodene said...

Simplt love this card. The layout is perfect!

Erica Hettwer said...

Fake your brads...use SU's white craft ink and a pencil eraser and then emboss. Voila! Fake brads!

Erica
~melegs
:D

Jules said...

I love all the snowmen cards, they are so cute! What a great card!

rozie640 said...

Very cute, love the colors and layout.