Thursday, 22 May 2014

Project 157: Snow Cute MAWTT challenge



When I saw Anne's Snow Cute theme at MAWTT this week I knew exactly what I wanted work with.

I have been taking an onlince course called Stretch Your Stamps and they had a great tutorial on using collage style stamps. Claire had given me a set of Christmas collage stamps and I haven't really broken into them yet so this was a great chance to play with my new techniques.

The first thing I did was pattern the shimmery white paper with a border stamp that I thought looked a bit like snow - I hadn't considered using border stamps to create a pattern like this before and I think it works well.

I decided to stamp directly over the pattern with the bird and added the stars as well. The stamp course has made me be a bit braver about stamping directly on these surfaces! I love that you can see the snow pattern through the open spaces. I decided to color in the open parts of the star red to tie it into the pattern:


I punched a scallop border before layering it over the red and white spotted paper - makes it a bit more merry (and cute!) for the holidays.

Now for the die cuts - I decided to use the French greeting that came with the stamp set and I thought the fancy label die would be great with the flourish. I have these fleur de lis dies from a project I did last year and thought this corner die woud be great to tie into that Frenchness.

Finally I added the bling to the sentiment, a bit of glitter to the flowers and hat and a candy to balance out the layout.

It's fussier than I usually make for Christmas but I have to say I think this was a fun card to make and put my new techniques to the test!

7 comments:

  1. This lovely. Great card.

    Susan xx

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  2. Super card - a lovely image and some gorgeous punches & dies in action! Jx

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  3. Your new techniques work well and it makes a perfect Christmas card. Hazel L. x

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  4. Love it, great use of all those lovely new techniques..using border stamps like this is like stenciling. I love the addition of the die cut, nice Christmassy touch. Cx

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  5. Aww this is really sweet Jessie… I love the pretty background that you've created and the bird image is gorgeous! the sentiment looks fab with the little crystals too! :-)
    Hugs Sue B xx

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  6. Beautiful Christmas card Jessie, fabulous bird stamps and I love that corner die!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  7. Ah this is brilliant, Love that you are doing a course on stamping, I really should use my stamps more!!! I did one on Less is More the other month, and it really made me think differently with my cards, Love Hazelxx

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