Good Morning and welcome. After posting the snowfall pics yesterday, I'm happy to say lots of melting. We still have some patchy white places, but the worst of it has gone into the ground. Don't think it will disappear that fast in the hard-hit Northern states. Also prayers for my UK buddies who are having some bad storms today.
Yesterday was the opening of January's Rudolph Day. For anyone who doesn't know about this challenge, all you need do, is make a card with a Christmas theme. The challenge opens the 25th of each month, closes at the end of that month- has some great prizes (usually a yummy Memory Box die of some kind - BUT Not Always - so do check it out!) I'll bet you find that lots of your blogger friends will already be playing!
The American Crafts glitter paper was die cut with Memory Box Dazzling Snowflake. Placed a thin sheet of white fun foam behind it, used the Sizzix Precision Plate, several back 'n' forth rolls through the Big Shot, and it cut very nicely. Wasn't sure if this would be a big mess, with the foam behind the paper. I did have to do some poking, but the bits came out very easily. Me doing the Happy Dance. Placed some turquoise hologram dp behind this VOS Paper Studio brand, but it's very shimmery.
Trimmed this piece to size, and dang it! Got the bottom too short. Added a thin sliver of the turquoise to glitter paper, trimmed to fit. This piece doesn't have the foam backing so it is a bit flatter, but looks ok IRL.
- Tried to cut the Die-Versions sentiment from the hologram paper, which has a plastic backing on it. It cut ok, but the top layer of the paper separated from the heavier backing. Tried to reglue it, made a mess! Cute the sentiment from white c/s, colored with various BG copics trying to get as close to the turquoise of the hologram paper as possible. Added a couple coats of clear WoS over the top. That's it. I kind of like this one. However, this is one of the 'looks like this will be a really simple card' that ends up not being that way! (for me, anyway. All the problems on THIS one, were definitely Operator Error!).
Please join us at January Rudolph Day, you've still got time. And thanks for popping in this morning. Blessings.