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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

PCCCS169 - A Merry Little Wish...

I love it when one challenge pushes me along the road of creativity for another challenge.  As a Design Team member for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge, I can work ahead with the challenges.  Sometimes, however, it seems that I need a "kick-start" to come up with a card for a sketch that has been posted.  That's when a colour challenge can come in handy to make me see new possibilities.

Here is our sketch for this week:


I really couldn't decide whether I wanted a casual card, a Thanksgiving card or a Christmas card.  So I just looked at it every day or so, trying to decide.  And along the way, I wandered over to the Weekly Christmas Card Challenge and saw their colour challenge:


That's when something "clicked" for me and I had absolutely no problems coming up with my card.  It's funny how that works sometimes, isn't it?


It's hard to tell, but I only used the Archival Basic Gray ink for my stamping.  It softened the look and also kept me within the colour palette.  I've always loved the look of wonder that the little snowman from the White Christmas set has and paired him up with the natural looking tree from the Festival of Trees set.  At first I thought I would put a single silver die-cut star near the top which would have caught his attention but then I remembered the Santa and sleigh from the retired Holiday Home set.  A bit of a bend to the photopolymer stamp and the image fit onto my Whisper White piece perfectly.

For a final touch, to keep within the sketch parameters, I added a floral die-cut using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits die and some Glimmer paper.  Pieced together with the negative bits from my Bermuda Bay cardstock die-cut, it looks great, doesn't it?  A little bow made from Glimmer paper, using the Bow Builder punch finishes it off nicely.

I hope you'll check out the other Design Team cards at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

More cards with this colour palette can be found at the Weekly Christmas Card Challenge.

I've also added my card to the Just Add Ink challenge which is "Just add W".  I think this card with the snowman's sense of Wonder and its Merry little Wish suited the challenge perfectly.

10 comments:

  1. Stunning card and great take on sketch .Thanks for sharing with us at Christrmas Card Challenges

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  2. WOW I just love all the bling on this wintery christmas card!

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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    1. Thanks, Trish. In real life it does sparkle and shine quite a bit.

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  3. This is a totally fabulous and totally detailed festive card! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Narelle. I had such fun creating this card.

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  4. This is a very pretty card, Heidi; the silver glimmery touches are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine. I love the bling, too.

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  5. Beautiful card, Heidi! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

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    1. Thanks so much, Marsha. I appreciate your comments.

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