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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #119: Winter

It's hard to believe that 2016 has entered into its final two months and it is time for those winter-themed cards. But here we are in November with a brand new "winter" challenge and a fabulous intricate die as a prize to the winner. Checkout the details of this latest challenge and the prize over at Let's Craft and Create.

Here's my card for a little inspiration to join this fun challenge:

I had some wonderful paper embossed with silver dots that I wanted to use. It had been in my stash for years (maybe even a decade). It was one of those papers that I only wanted to use "for something special." I'm not sure why I do that! Every card I make should be considered "something special," right?

After adhering this pretty dotted paper to my card front, I created a panel stamped with a Deep Red Stamps image called "Winter Pines." I wish I had heat-embossed this image, rather than just stamping it, but I'll try that on another card.

I backed the panel with some silvery cardstock and added a sentiment cut with some Tim Holtz/Sizzix "Holiday Words" dies.

I also adhered a couple of Impression Obsession snowflake die-cuts with a flat-backed gem in their centers for a little sparkle.

On the inside of my card, I added a narrow strip of the silvery cardstock on the left and then heat-embossed an old Penny Black sentiment that I still really love.

Here's a closer look at that sentiment and the Impression Obsession snowflake die-cuts that I added.

I will definitely be making at least one more of these cards (with the remainder of my silver-dotted paper). I think they will work well to send to our friends who don't necessarily celebrate Christmas, but whom we want to remember over the holidays.

Now it's your turn! Visit Let's Craft and Create to see all the inspiration from my teammates, then enter the challenge with your own wintery project. It doesn't have to be a card. We love to see all kinds of paper creativity in the mix!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynne in NI said...

LOL I thought I was bad hoarding nice DP, but don't think I've hit the 10 year mark yet ;) I'm glad your card turned out so pretty after that wait!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a pretty stamp - and you are right - everything we make should be for that "special person or occasion" You are not alone in that thinking. Beautiful card.