Thursday, December 5, 2013

Modern Whimsy: Card #2

Hello friends.  I am back with you again to share another card I made for the Make It Monday Challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog.  This card is very similar to the one that Danielle Flanders created on the video, in fact it is pretty much the same other than the paper and dies so I can't take any credit for the design.  I changed out the dies, since I didn't have the exact ones, but the snowflakes are my favorite!  I love the layering that Danielle did on her card and it has inspired me to try it out.  Also, I am starting to dig into my patterned paper and start to cut it up.  If you have been following me for a bit of time, you know I have issues with that!!

Also, you will notice that there is NO KRAFT PAPER on this card!!  I know, right?  Did you think I fell and hit my head?  Well I didn't, I actually went outside of the box on this one and used STARK WHITE PAPER!!  There is something about the white and vellum and patterned paper that was very striking.  It is fresh and new and I think I may have stumbled upon something here.  My kraft is going to get jealous!

I actually made this card for my boss for Christmas for all the staff to sign.  Although when I was thinking about what I was going to make the creativity wasn't anywhere around. That is until I saw the Make It Monday video, very inspirational and just the kick in the pants that I needed.

 To make the stars I used the same technique from this Make It Monday video.  I think this is going to become a very popular technique in my craft room.  Hopefully Santa will bring me some glitter in my stocking *wink*wink*  I can already see that I am poorly lacking in that department because frankly I didn't know what to do with it until now and it scared me a little. 

That is all for today, thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS: In The Meadow, Fresh Alphabet
INK: Smokey Shadow, VersaMark
PAPER: Paper Basics White, Wonderland by Studio Calico, Riding Hood Red by SU!
TOOLS: Grand Ampersand Die, Wonderful Words Holiday Die, Damask Snowflakes Die, Fancy Flakes Die, WPlus9 Stackers: Stars Die
OTHER: SU! Heat & Stick Powder, WOW!Crimson Glitter by American Crafts, Filigree White Embossing Powder, Washi Tape


Tara said...

Oooh, love the colors and all those layers! Your boss will love it!

Danielle said...

Sooo pretty!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you did the sentiment on this card Amy!

Alex said...

Lovely card! I have such a hard time steering away from kraft cardstock as well, but it is so versatile, it is definitely my go-to!

Kristii said...

What a beautiful card!! Love all the colors and patterns and your layers are absolutely fabulous!!

Jill Norwood said...

Amy this is gorgeous!! Love your take and I bet everyone at work will love this card too when they sign it for your boss!! Gorgeous glittery stars!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely love this Amy! Great paper choices and I love the layering and details.

nancy jane said...

This is a fabulous take on Danielle's design. The mix of patterns and textures comes together beautifully.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is just amazing, love all your fabulous detail and layering.