Friday, December 7, 2012

challenge: noun

something that requires thought and skill for resolution
Over at the Faber Castell blog you can enter the December challenge with Mou Saha for Christmas Greetings. She wrote about doing creative challenges to experiment with new techniques so you can learn new things. THAT'S why I love challenges!! So in the spirit of creating something I've never done before I took out my metallic gelato and rubbed it over the embossing plate before running through the machine.
( note to self: Gelato's stick to and show up very well on the black rubber with my embossing plates! )
 I looooovvveee how it came out too! I added some stickles to the center of the snowflakes and followed the sketch from over at Mojo Monday - 270.
I took my drip punch from Martha Stewart and trimmed off the drips to sharper points to create icicles, and then covered the strip with stickles.
Perfect Sentiments Challenge: Let it Snow
Faber Castell Metallic Gelato
Fiskar Embossing Plate - snowflakes
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Reminisce white pen
Pebbles- Glitter Candy Dots
Martha Stewart Drip Punch
Ranger's stickles - Frosted lace
snowflakes..stash, but where did I get them? lol
sentiment - from an old Christmas card

Today, it's Melissa turn to show a hand made goodie that's close to my heart...errr....stomach and expanding waistline!!! Chocolate Banana French Toast!!!

If you are in need of some fabulous ideas to hand make something for a little boy, Heather has some great ideas over on her blog, hope you go check them out!

And for all you home schooling moms, Chrissy has a cute idea on her blog to get them into the swing of the holiday without them even knowing they are learning something too!


Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, I can sense your delight at this technique and it is wonderful, the card is gorgeous and I love how you made that drips into icicles - genious idea! Hugs, Anne x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my is sooo pretty! great job

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Sandee!

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome, makes me want some snow...hope you have a fabulous weekend!

enjoy *~*

May said...

Gorgeous festive card Sandee...Love the frosty look... Hugs May x x x

Pat N. said...

Great card Sandee. Love the use of that punch for icicles. Gotta give that a try!

BJ said...

Gosh you have been in a crafting flurry this Christmas time. Can't believe all the challenges you enter. I like this card especially, nice how you have incorporated the national colours of Red, White and Blue. BJ

Kim said...

I love the icicles and technique. Catching up with your posts and of couse getting new ideas! :)
Hugs, Kim

NanaConnie said...

Love the embossing folder you used, Sandee. Wonderful ribbons and color combo! So glad that you shared with us in our Let It Snow challenge at Perfect Sentiment. Hope you'll be joining us again next challenge.
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Katie said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love it!