Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wedding Wishes

As this week gets rolling, I hope each of you has a chance to spend some valued time with family and friends.  I know first hand, how the holiday season can pull you in several different directions, and you feel like you are drowning in obligations and responsibilities.  So please take time (even a half an hour will work) to spend it with those who mean the most to you.  In 30 minutes, you can read a book to your child, enjoy a meal with your significant other, or sit and chat with a friend over a cup of coffee.  Not only will this give you a chance to re-charge, but it will show those who mean the most to you, that they DO mean the most to you.
Now, lets craft!  The wonderfully talented ladies over @ Nacho Average Challenge, has a color challenge for you to try.  The colors for this weeks challenge say snowflakes to me.  And so, I wanted to give you a different take of the colors.  However, my card isn't 'out of the box' original, but it's not a Christmas card.
Here is the color challenge:

and here is what I created:

When I first saw this color challenge, I thought snowflakes.  And so, I didn't want to make a snowflake card.  And what if you don't own a snowflake stamp, or you just want something different?
So, I created a wedding card.  However, my wedding card, isn't all that original either [ :( ].
The card base is Night of Navy card stock.  The panels are Bashful Blue card stock and DSP.  I matted the DSP with Night of Navy card stock to give it some pop, and keep the pattern paper from melting into the solid card stock.  I used a die to create the fancy strip.  I used the silver glitter paper.  I tied some white taffeta ribbon around the glitter strip and created a multi-loop bow.  I secured the bow to the strip with a glimmer brad.  I added a tiny tag, stamped in Jet Black Staz-On ink.  I used the same pigment ink to stamp the birds and sentiment.  I colored the image with my aqua painter and re-inkers.  This card is easy to assemble and looks quite cute; I think.
I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us @ Nacho Average Challenge.  And I hope that you have a chance to sit and recharge, anyway you can.  

Happy Crafting! hugs, Sharon W.

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