Monday, July 1, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Snow

It's Christmas in July at Sweet Stamps this month. Out challenge for week one is SNOW!
 I made an ATC and a card- first the ATC:
 And here is the card:
 I was experimenting to see what I can cut in the die cutter.  On the ATC, I used the bottom of a Chipotle  tray (aluminum) to cut out the snowflake die. I used white paint over the metal, and then dabbed on Winter Frost Creative Inspirations Paint. (I love this IRL!!!).
 For the snowflakes on the card, I die cut the snowflakes with regular white cardstock. I dabbed on Tumbled Glass ink, then highlighted with Nassau Blue Shades die ink. I then painted the top with CI paint Tanzanite. I dabbed on a little more Nassau Blue Shades Die ink- I took a close-up picture:

For the card background, I used the distress inks on a craft sheet and spritzed water onto the ink. Next, I dragged the ink thru the inks. I dried the cardstock between each color. I randomly stamped the snowflakes on the backgrounds in the Distress Inks and the Nassau Shades Die Ink. To add a little more depth, I stamped  snowflakes with the white paint.  Using the Nassau blue, a couple of areas were added using bubble wrap.

HERE are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Lil Sweetie Jada's Snowfight- snowflake images HERE
Small Snowflake HERE
Cheery Lynn- Snowflake Die DL167 HERE
Ranger Distress Inks- Broken China, Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass HERE
Shades Die Ink Spots- Nassau Blue HERE
Creative Inspirations Paints Winter Frost and Tanzanite HERE
Coordinations Cardstock - HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 We have a monthly challenge as well- 6/15-7/14- use the Chalkboard technique- you have a chance to WIN a TECHNIQUE JUNKIES CD!!! Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge.

Make it Monday- Anything Goes
ABC Challenges- Anything Goes
Cheery Lynn Designs- Christmas in July
Crafty Bloggers Network- Metal- snowflake on ATC
Crafty Cardmakers- Holiday- Christmas
Lady Anne's Challenges- Monochromatic
The Squirrel and the Fox- Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!


simply monica said...

Beautiful card I am in love with the blues.

Anonymous said...

LOVE all that blue stamped snowflakes on the background. Great idea!

Anne Temple said...

Love the colors on both of these. Love how you recycled the aluminum tray.

Stacey Adams, said...

Love the icy blues and the depth you created! ATC is beautiful with silver too!

Laura said...

Shelly, what a lovely wintery card!! Your backgrounds are always so Pretty. TFS

Karli said...

Wintery goodness! Beautifully done *Ü*

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the layers of blue and all the snowflakes, especially the die cut from aluminum with the white paint and CI paints. Cool!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Both your card and ATC are beautiful, Shelly...the colors are sooo pretty and how cool is that recycled snowflake!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous card and ATC Shelly - love those backgrounds!

Lin said...

Shelly. this is gorgeous! It looks literally so cool.

I think perhaps the intent of our challenge has been lost with you lovely bloggers over the pond, as in England, where CCM is based, Holiday is what you all call vacation, but I realise that to you it often means Christmas.

As I failed to make that clear I am happy to accept your post. Hope you don't think I am having a go, but just pointing out that the holiday we had in mind was a vacation as opposed to Christmas

So thank you for joining us anyhow as I am glad to have seen this fabulous creation.

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What lovely snowflakes!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Awesome. I love the turquoisy blue. The snowflakes are great!

Penny said...

Such a gorgeous background! Love the blues & the die cuts! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Unknown said...

Love your projects. Both are beautiful and great way to recycle. :) Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Debbie's Time Out said...

Shelly. Beautiful card. Your technique is great and the snowflake makes a beautiful focal point. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Good Luck

Wendy L said...

Perfect mono card, thanks for joining in at Lady Annes this month, xxx

Unknown said...

What a great wintery card. Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

Lori said...

Lovely card and just so clean and crisp. Thanks for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Challenge.

Sandy said...

Fab ATC and card, love the background and your lovely snowflakes. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Patty Gorka said...

WOW, your snowflakes turned out great! Love the pretty blues too! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

Michelle said...

Beautiful creation - thanks for joining us over at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

Juliet A said...

This is really different - doing snowflakes in blue! It gives it a very different look. As many SweetStamps stamps as I own, none of them are Christmas stamps!

CraftyKay said...

Very Creative Project and fab results. thank you for joining the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge and Good Luck


Unknown said...

Great idea, and only a true crafter uses aluminium trays in their creations.....LOL!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers network challenge.
Claire x
(DT member)

TRACEY MO said...

Very pretty card lovely snowflake.

Thanks for joining us at lady's anne challenge
Tracey dt