Saturday, December 22, 2012

Just Believe / NAC #25 / My Challenge # 52

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Hey y'all. I hope you've had a great week and are having a wonderful start to a long holiday weekend. Just a quick post for you now, because I've got another post coming up right after this one. :)

This is the season to believe. Believe in the seen and the unseen... Believe that there is not only a reason for the season, but even as hard as it may seem a reason for those things that we can simply not comprehend. Sometimes we just have to Believe. Believe in ourselves and those around us, that we are not alone, and that someone or something more powerful than us is watching out for us and over us. For me that's a belief in God. For you it may be something or someone else. At the end of the day, I hope you remember to also Believe in yourself.

When I started to make this card, I wanted to make one that was gender neutral and could be given for any reason. I used the Candlelight Christmas DSP and the Snowflake Soiree stamp set, so I may not be able to really give it at any time of the year, I've still got a few months till Spring that I can give it to someone to let them know that I'm with them. Here's today's card-

Snowflake Soiree and Candlelight Christmas Card
I think Masculine cards are hard to make and even though I didn't intend to make a "masculine" card, I think this could easily be given to a guy as well as a girl.

Here's the sketch I used-

It's from the Nacho Average Challenge's weekly challenge. There's even still time for you to join along in the fun and whip up a card to enter. If you haven't checked them out yet, I really hope you will. They alternate between sketch challenges and color challenges and even though I find color challenges to be really challenging (no pun intended) they really make me step out of my comfort zone and get creative. Know what else, the ladies on the DT are so stinking creative and leave the nicest comments. I really do hope you'll check them out!

I altered my card only slightly from the sketch in that I offset my scallops so they alternated instead of layering right on top of each other. And just in case you're wondering, I cut them at 6 x 2 and this gave me enough paper to overlap and still fit on the card. I simply layered the all, adhered them (with Tombow of course) and then flipped my card over and trimmed the excess off using my paper snips. I used my Scalloped Edgelet to cut the layers.

Here's a close-up of the center piece-

I used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake inks to stamp the snowflakes on a scrap of Very Vanilla c/s.and then sponged around the edge with more E.E. I couldn't help myself and let Tink have her way with the snowflakes even though it's hard to see here. This is adhered with Dimensionals to make it stand out just a little. Oh and I forgot to tell you that I used a piece of Very Vanilla Seam Binding that I wrapped around the card front and adhered with SNAIL. The ends are hidden beneath this piece.

Here's the inside-

I just love the font they used with the Snowflake Soiree set. Just a little sponging and a few more snowflakes here and my card was finished.

So what do you think? I hope you liked it and I hope the ladies over at NAC do too. I love hearing from you so if you liked today's card or have questions about it, I hope you'll leave me a comment below. I read all off them and they really do make my day! If you'd like to +1 or Pin it, I've put those buttons here on my page for your convenience. Friends and Followers are always welcome too! :)

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by my little corner of the world.  You are very appreciated! Till Next Time (which in this case is just a few minutes)-

Remember- Life is often more about the storms than the peace they seek to overwhelm. It's not about Waiting for the storms to pass, but Learning to Dance in the rain.

Be Safe,
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  1. Gorgeous!! You know how much I love snowflakes! :-)

  2. What a great card. Love the color combination and the snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos.


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