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Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Challenge #3

So first I think I need a fun name for my challenge...Fun Friday, Funky Friday....I don't know I'm open to ideas. I had a fun little challenged planned but I've decided to change it in honor of the boatload of snow we just got and are going to get.

SO today challenge is to make it snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thru using a technique(shaker card, icicles or whatever) make it snow. Feel free to use snowflake stamps but try out a snow technique too. I'll post when I figure out what I'm doing. Have fun, good luck and send me a link to your card!!


So this is what I came up with for my snowy card. I did a criss cross design which is super easy.

1. Cut your background color into 2 pieces of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. Then cut one piece in half diagonally.

2. For the DSP, I used the front and back so I cut 1 piece of the wintergreen DSP (4 x 5 1/4) in half diagonally.

3. I flipped the piece over so for one side the "back" is showing and the other side the fronts are showing.

There are other tutorials out there for criss cross cards, I like this one because I think it wastes the least amount of paper, you just have to be careful where you place the adhesive so your insert fits in.

For the snowflake, I stamped it in vanilla craft then embossed a mix of dazz. diamonds and white EP. I then applied a coat of crystal effects to the main snowflake and covered that in DD, so it's really raised off the page.

As usual, I used the ticket corner punch and a rhinestone brad.

12 comments:

Denise ~

I like Funky Friday! Although not sure that I can make anything too funky...I really need to think outside the box! :)

Vicki (SCS basement stamper)

Oh fun!! I can't wait to play!! I'll get to making a card this weekend!! :) Freaky, fun, freenzy, flipped out, funky, fabulous, fantastic, frantic, fanatic, fancy, fantasy, far out, fatuous, favorable, favorite, featured, felicitous, fickle...I better stop there! Sorry! Just trying to help you out with names! :)

Denise ~

Erin, I love this! It's so pretty. I've never done the criss cross cards before and now I think I need to try one. Thanks for the tutorial, sounds super easy!

Stempelchaotin

Wow this is a gorgeous card. Love it. The sketch is fabulous.

Andrea,

This is fab, i love the colours

Maren

Fun! I just saw this on Sunday....is there a time limit for the challenge? What a great idea!

Elaine

I like how you rotated this criss cross card! It looks great!

scrapnnMO

WOW amazing card! Love the paper combo!

Vicki (SCS basement stamper)

What a really cute card!! :)

I've gotten mine done today and got it combined with a SCS challenge for today! Thanks for the fun!!

http://www.stampedsmiles.com/2007/12/let-it-snow-flake.html

April Hall

The sketch is great, and I love your card!!!

CindyB

I love your criss cross card. Makes me think I ought to make one again soon! I love the colors you chose and you achieved perfect balance with your embellishments too.
I'd love to play the challenge but it may be later. I'm trying to get a similar challenge going on my blog on Tuesday's.

Melanie S

This is nice! Great idea.