Extending far beyond the norm
I have discovered that some people out there are stickle snobs...::gulp::...can you believe it? They don't like the look of them and look down on people that use them. Well, I am just a little country girl ( think Dolly Parton here ) who LOVES blingy things, big hair, and wishes I had big boobs! Well we can't have everything so I am happy that I can have my stickles! I was over on Rangers blog and ran across this the other day and it just put a big fat smile on my face! You gotta watch it, they do have fun over there! Why can't I find a job with creative fun type people? ::sigh::
onto the challenges:
This challenge is to use your cutting tools, I tried to use several different techniques. On the background paper I used a dulled pair of scissors to rough up/distress the edges. I really like this effect and use it quite often. Next, I 'fussy cut' out a snow flake from the same paper using my finger tip knife. I do advise a fresh new blade anytime you plan to cut detailed shapes. Also a favorite thing for me to do is to embellish the cut outs, this one with stickles and a flocked brad in the center of the snowflake. Lastly I took out a dusty pair of of scallop scissors and made a trim to go around the sentiment flag.
A not so used technique anymore!
paper- Creative Imaginations, Snowflake
brad- Little Yellow Bicylce, Girl
Rangers stickles- silver
sentiment rub on - Annie's Attic card kit
floss- Anchor Marlitt
ribbon- Kreinik Metallics
lace- Fancy Pants Icing Ribbon
pop dots, finger tip knife - Fiskars
This challenge is a color challenge using the colors blue, silver and white. I love the mix of these colors but for me they only conjure up 2 themes....Hanuka and snow. So I chose snow as I am really hoping we get some of the fluffy white stuff. I'm not liking the mild winter we have been having, all the plants are going to start budding and then we are not going to have a pretty spring....oh I regress, sorry...anyway, I used the image from Cricut to create a shaped card and it all came together quickly. I didn't put a sentiment on the front and that way I have a 'generic' card that I can send out to anyone as needed.
Winter Wonderland cartridge, p. 32
paper- DCW Shimmer Stack ( silver )
blue paper - misc.
gemstones - Hero Arts
white pen - Reminisce
white rubber mesh, silver cord - Annie's Attic card kit
floss - DMC
Rangers stickles - blue
so how's those New Years Resolutions going?