Wednesday, 28 February 2018

WWC159 - Marsha's "All About Christmas" Challenge


This week's challenge is being hosted by Marsha Reed and it's all about Christmas.  I love these challenges because they help me get my stash together so that I'm not as stressed at Christmas.  That's a great reason for everyone to join the challenge, don't you think?


Of course it's not hard to get in the Christmas mood when I look outside and see snow everywhere.  In fact the snow was my inspiration this time.  At least the snow on my card didn't require me to bundle up from head to toe.

I kept my card simple.  I took a piece of Whisper White and added five strips of Washi tape vertically to the right of centre.  The Year of Cheer Specialty Washi tape I used is retired now but it was in the last Holiday catalogue and is hands down one of the most elegant Washi tapes I've ever seen.  After adding the tape, I stamped my sentiment using Pacific Point ink and then used the Softly Falling embossing folder to carefully emboss each side without actually embossing the tape.  Then I added a matte of Pacific Point cardstock so that it showed only on the sides before attaching everything to a base of Heavy Whisper White.

For the snowflakes I turned to the snowflake dies in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and cut three snowflakes out of Silver Foil using the medium die and two snowflakes using the small die.  After adding them, I finished up with a rhinestone in the centre of each one.


In real life this card simply shines and sparkles.  I hope you'll check out the cards created by our wonderful Watercooler Artists at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge blog.

I'm sorry to share that Judy Markowitz will be leaving our team.  Family health problems make it difficult for Judy to commit to the demands of a weekly challenge.  I'll miss her creations as well as her bubbly personality.

I'm happy to be welcoming Tenia Nelson to our team.  I've loved her work for a long time and will enjoy working with her.

I'm also entering this card into the Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Goes (Our Tribute to Eileen.

And into the Merry Christmas Challenge #9 - Anything Goes

4 comments:

  1. Lovely card Heidi. That washi tape really shines! And the sentiment is perfect with those snowflakes. - Charlotte E/Lady Joyful

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  2. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

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  3. Lovely card, Heidi! As you know I love sparkly.

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  4. Love the shimmery and shiny card; Also love the clean and simple effect. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas challenge.

    sue

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