The Jingle Belles ROCK! They DO! This week's challenge is to make any Christmas card we want to, then make something else inspired by the card. This week the Belles are also teaming up with Order of the Opus Gluei and there be PRIZES!
First, you'll notice it's Tuesday night and I'm just now posting this (deadline is Wed before I get home from work), because I have to leave at the crack of cranky to get to work early tomorrow morning, so tonight was IT, kids. I'd put it off as long as I could.
You see, without rules and instructions and guidelines and sketches and ... I am a lost soul. I have no direction. Well, truth be told, even when I have instructions I can't get a clue, so imagine my suffering this past week. It's been intense.
Tonight I went in search of a sketch to get me started, and I selected one, then forgot about it and selected this one:
This is CPS Card Sketches # 224, and here is what I made:
(Sorry about the glare. Things are getting worse, I know.) I chose to pick through the remaining papers in my Basic Grey jovial pack. At this point, my least-favorite papers remained, so I had to deeply ponder my approach. I decided to use a dark piece of paper, since I would never, ever do that out of the gate.
Then I went in search of an element to use where the sketch has a circle, and I chose my MFT die set (the name escapes me at the moment, and I'm too tired to look it up). I selected three other left-over papers and used them for the die-cut layers. The snowflake is also an MFT die.
Sentiments. Do you know I have very few sentiments that fit in that top layer die? The one I ended up with is from A Muse.
Here's a detail shot (because I could) of all the layers:
Now for the rest of the challenge. When I cut layers out of 6x6 paper, I'm left with a strip of paper 6" by 1 to 2". ... Think about that for a sec ... ... ding ding ding! TAGS! I just folded them in half and called them tags! Lookie:
The handsome strips of paper on the front of each tag were pulled from the other remnants in the pack. I just added a few pearls, punched a hole, tied a string - DONE!
Soooo, have you made your card yet this week? Come on over and play!
Thanks for stopping by!