Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Hello

I was in need of some last minute Christmas cards the other day, so I created my own background paper by stamping these fabulous snowflakes all over 3 full-sized sheets of paper.  Then I cut them out with a stitched rectangle die to end up with 12 panels.  Since I only needed 10 Christmas cards and had 12 panels, I decided to turn the last two into these fun "Winter Hello" cards.  It's a bit hard to tell, but that's what the sentiment says.  You can see my Christmas cards in this post.  I dressed these two cards up with a bit of gold glitter paper down the side and added stickles to the centers of all the snowflakes.  So pretty and sparkly in real life.
 Don't you love that sparkle!?  I didn't have any card stock to match my pink ink, so I just used a sponge dauber and sponged ink on the smaller banner to match.  It works perfectly.
 Here are the two cards side by side:
Each panel is just a little bit different and it was really fun to do.

Stamps: PTI "Fab Flakes"
Dies: PTI "Fab Flakes"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Unicorn Challenge #16--add some sparkle
Cards Galore--anything goes
Fashionable Stamping #118--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #362--winter
Fussy & Fancy #179--angles/fairies or winter
A Bit More Time To Craft #34--anything goes
Sketch Saturday #443--sketch

{Pin}spirational #181--inspirational photo (was inspired by the colors)
Tuesday Morning Sketches #383--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #283--winter wonderland NOT Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage #78--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #309--anything goes
Crafty Gals #202--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--make it sparkle
Inspiration Destination #117--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #395--anything goes


Lin said...

I love how the gold sparkles along with the pretty green and coral, Heather! Thank you for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful take on the sketch! Merry Christmas!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

This card is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
Merry Christmas! Greetings Carola

Carole said...

Very pretty cards, Heather! Love the snowflake background in these beautiful pink and pastel greens. The gold strip really adds sparkle. Thanks for sharing your work at {PIN}spirational Challenges #181. Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.

Carole x DT (Craftilicious Creations)

Wanda said...

Really love how you are showing two completely different cards using the same stamp set. This set is just as fabulous as the first. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

These are wonderful, too!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

brenda said...

Great stamping and inking and a great colour palette, many thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

B x

MagsB said...

These are also gorgeous, I love the colours! Thanks for joining in again at CRAFT Challenge.

love Mags B DT x

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Fun take on the sketch and love the added glitter! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!

Planetsusie said...

This is such a lovely idea for a last minute card, so pretty and I love the sketch you have worked with too. I would like to thank you so much for entering the Crafts Galore Encore (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

sweet art designs said...

Another great card. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

ccheney said...

Love the paper you created! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Heather. I love that you have used a kind of Masterboard to create some really interesting stamped backgrounds! Very creative and inventive!!!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Anonymous said...

Stunning make , thanks for playing at {PIN}spirational Challenge Lisa DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous cards!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper