Thursday, 4 December 2014

On the Fourth Day of December...Day Two of 12 Cards Funkie Junkie Style...

Hello there.

Brr it is mighty cold today in Santa's Workshop!  It is much more seasonal than it has been of late and a bit of a shock to the system after the warm Autumn we experienced.

So on to today's post.  Have you noticed I have a bit of a theme this month yet?  Maybe a big Christian celebration that is coming very soon?  Today I am sharing Tag 2 of Linda at the Funkie Junkie, only mine is a card.....

And this is Linda's tag.which I used for inspiration...

The bottom of the card was masked off from the stencil and I stamped my Wendi Vecchi stamp with FB DI (the only WV stamp set I own!).  I also used the star stamps from the same WV set.and embossed with gold. Then I had a bit of a dis-arster moment  The card was curling a little and so I decided to give it a little press, only had the iron too hot and the embossing powder melted onto the mat a little.  I quickly added more embossing powder only for it to smudge around the stamped image.  I was going to throw it away then had an Aha moment. I set to and die cut some SSS stars with some gold cardstock and scattered them around.  If I wasn't happy with this I was going to bin it but I actually liked this as it gave the card some depth and layers.  Happy Accidents - gotta love them.  Once this was done I then stamped around the edge with my TH snowflake stamp.  I can see this stamp is going to be well used!

I then set to  to finish the card off. I die cut a TH Poinsettia and a PB Believe word (I just used the inner leaves of the Poinsettia and two cut of the larger one).  I then inked with FB DI and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I adhered some holly ribbon where the two designs met, attached the Poinsettia and leaves, Believe and all the stars before deciding it needed something on the corners.

A Eureka moment arrived right on queue and I took some Snippets of the gold card and cut corners with my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper to make photo mounts. You can see the snowflakes here.  Love that stamp.

Right then that is all on this little post.  Thanks for calling by.  Remember that if you wish to join in with Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas click HERE for details.  You have until 21st to get them all complete and it is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I am sharing this with the Snippets Playground too as there are Snippety Snippets used here!



SARN said...

Fantastic multi-layered card Sam. Great inspiration from the FJ tag.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

Only one word needed. Goregous!.
hugs Mrs A.

Kathleen said...

The thing is when you are only 38 you can have these Eureka moments, mine would have gone in the bin ages before this, it does look fabulous, the golds and greens and red not to mention all the dies and stamps.

Kath x

Karen Petitt said...

It's lush! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations for this yearly challenge Karen x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Sam! So many gorgeous layers here. Your stamping is beautiful and I love the poinsettia and that wonderful die cut "Believe". The stars are fantastic too, as is the poinsettia! Terrific to have you back for Week #2


aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed, lovely colour combo and gorgeous added beauties.xx
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Di said...

Wow Sam, this is stunning! LOVE all the beautiful details you added.

Posted your Playground stamps to you yesterday!


Di xx

Debs Willis said...

You've been busy! Lovely card
Debs x

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card. The inspriational tag was great too.

The poinsettia is beautiful and the dies look great on this.

Darnell J Knauss said...

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what you call a designer! Way to smack down disarster at every turn, Sam! Your cards are incredibly warm and gorgeous!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell