What's the challenge you ask? Well, Stef and Lauren would like to see either "inchies" or "twinchies" on our cards. I had never heard these terms before but they are pretty easy to figure out. I pulled out my 1" inch square stamp and tried a few things with that but again, disliked all that I came up with so I put that punch away. Then I cut some 2" squares out of Very Vanilla, sat there looking at them for a while and kept drawing a blank.
This afternoon I grabbed the stamp set Festive Flurry and tried that with the 2 inch square....finally, something I was happy with! I cut some small snowflakes in Cherry Cobbler and then stamped the same snowflake again in Bashful Blue(retired). I then layered the blue snowflake on top of the red one, with the snowflakes sitting on the 2 inch squares. For my middle snowflake I stamped a larger snowflake in Cherry Cobbler and then another small one in Bashful blue, layered them and popped the snowflake up between the 2 on the squares. For a little extra "oomph" I added some small pearls in the middle of each top snowflake.
Glad I got this challenge done!
Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Christmas Messages
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP(retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue(retired)
Accessories: Bashful Blue ribbon(retired), Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, sponge, dimensionals
Sigh - this is so gorgeous. I'm not a stamper so this glorious, rich stamping just appeals so much. It's hard to believe you found this hard when I look at this wonderful design.ReplyDelete
well for someone who only just learned what inchies and twinchies are, you surely have *ROCKED* this one, missus! love, love, looooooooooove the color palette, the twinchies themselves, the gorgeous snowflakes, and the way you've "connected" them! plus, you know i love that the inside is equally gorgeous! thanks for joining our "merry little christmas" fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3ReplyDelete
(ps: you can DEFINITELY have back MY share of the cold that you are missing in AK and we're having here in NJ! if only i could put that in an envelope, i'd happily spring for next day delivery!!!! :) :) :)
I adore those colors ... and those layered snowflakes are just fantastic ... so glad you joined our fun at Jingle Belles.ReplyDelete
Such a great design...so glad you had time to think about it during the night. Love the colors, too!ReplyDelete