And here I am again for my weekly Our Creative Corner post. This week, one of our new teamies, Paula McClane is our hostess and she is challenging us to create something with both bling and natural elements. I knew about this challenge ahead of time so when I was making up samples for the July Artistic Outpost release, I knew this MidWinter set would be absolutely perfect for this challenge. The colors white and silver and lots of bling were dancing around in my brain. I did the stamping, added a few TH die cut snowflakes and winter roses made with the Tattered Pinecones die, sprinkled them with chunky glitter and this delicate, elegant winter card was born.
As much as I work and work at my photography and lighting, this card still looks SO much better IRL. The snowflakes were made with crumpled parchment paper to which I applied Silver alcohol ink fixative with a felt alcohol ink applicator. When dry, I flattened the parchment paper out and glued it to chipboard and then cut it with the TH Mini Snowflakes dies. The left over parchment paper was cut with the Festive Greenery Decorative Strip Die to make the greenery branches. With my still-wet alcohol ink applicator and Silver mixative, I also colored the white doily. The only other color used was for the evergreen branches which were stamped with Iced Spruce. And of course, the winter roses were cut with the tattered Pinecones die.
Sometimes I set out to make something with a preconceived idea and it comes out totally different. This one was the opposite. I had a vision in mind and it came out just the way I had envisioned it. This new MidWinter set from Artistic Outpost is sensational. You are going to be seeing lots more if it before the holidays have passed.
Now stop by Our Creative Corner to see what the rest of the designers have whipped up to whet your creative appetite. Hope you 'll be joining or challenge this week at Our Creative Corner.
These products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique were used in making this card: