Sunday, 25 October 2009

Snow Bird RSS Challenge 8

The ingredients for the latest challenge at Ready Steady Stamp are as follows:
  1. C for Christmas
  2. Lilac, Black & Silver
  3. Snowflakes
  4. A Skinny (2x4)
  5. Crackle

This is my take on the ingredients.
  1. My background paper is stamped with snowflakes which were embossed with silver. I then sponged on Pretty Petunia VersaMagic ink and stamped on further snowflakes with Lavender Sachet Palette ink.
  2. I stamped the bird image (Crafty Individuals CI-224) in black ink and added colour with pencils and sponged inks in lilac and lime. I then inked the panel with embossing ink and embossed with clear powder, repeating the step 3 times. I inked up with embossing ink again, added clear powder and heated it to melt it, then stamped a crackle pattern stamp into it whilst still hot. I trimmed the top and bottom edges with deckle scissors.
  3. I cut a strip of silver card and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. I stuck the snowflake paper to a square card blank and stuck the silver panel on the left side. I matted the bird panel on black card and stuck this near the top of the siver panel.
  4. To finish the card, I stamped the Christmas greeting by Stamp n' Stor on white card and trimmed it to a skinny strip. I trimmed the side edges with deckle scissors and stuck it to the right side of the card. I added a poinsettia embellishment with a brad centre.


Sarah Anderson said...

What a lovely Christmas card! Love how you've used the Crafty Individuals stamp.
I also have to say how great your banner and background are - very striking and individual :) Thanks for visiting my blog. If you love challenges you might like to try the new play date cafe challenge, after looking through your blog I think you'll find this week's colours are very 'you' :)

IsaNorris said...

ohhh, this is lovely: beautiful card! Thanks for playing

scrapperjulia said...

Very pretty! Love the bird and the poinsetta!

C.C. said...

Looking at your blog I think this challenge was a bit easier to finally get your christmas cards ready :)
Most challenges I do aren't christmas cards at all, but lately I think I'll have to, other wise I end up with to little cards for christmas and to much for other occassions.
But most sketch challenges are just as fun making them into christmas cards as for any occasion so just try it.
This is a beauty by the way, as are the ones earlier on your blog. WOW!

Cheryl said...

another fab card hun love the image and great layout too love cheryl xxxx

chris f said...

This is really really good - I also love that Crafty Individuals stamp - I'm addicted to their stuff! Thanks for visiting my blog - and your comment sent me over to Lost Coast's web site which I hadn't visited for ages! Thanks! I agree with Sarah about your blog - the design is really strong and fresh.

dstandard said...

What a unique and beautiful take on the sketch!

Maria Matter said...

This is so beautiful Fliss!!!!!

Blessings, Maria

nefertiti said...

That's marvellous with the bird! very great work!!!!

scrap-hil said...

Pretty card! I adore!!!!!!!!
Thank you for your friendly terrific commentary!
To soon!

Willy said...

Wonderful Christmas card!

Mervi said...

Wow, great take at the challenge, love your card, too, thanks for vising,-))m

poupetteval said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh so beautiful !! i love the stamp and your background

Trish said...

Wow! That is such a lovely card!

CreativSpirit said...

Hi Fliss, I love your beautiful card. Well done.


kiki said...

fantastic card !
kiki :)

Angelnorth said...

Love the skinny as the sentiment panel - great card!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Fliss, I love the bird image xx