Welcome back to Valley Inspirations with Andrea. Thanks for dropping in.
This week I have created a Christmas card for an entry in the current Just Add Ink Challenge. I also created this card with a special friend and fellow paper crafter in mind.
|Photo Credit: https://pin.it/46yqdqea3drdpe|
Post Update - I was so delighted to receive an Honourable Mention for my card. Some comments from the Design Team were:
Such an effective card fold, using gorgeous papers and die cuts.
A great project with many elements.
A gorgeous work of art and the soft tulle and shaker elements are so celebratory.
Here is the card front:
After preparing a Thick Whisper White cardstock base, I cut a Whisper White frame using the largest and 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle dies and also cut a piece of the Feels Like Frost DSP with the second largest rectangle die. The Frosted Frames dies were all used to cut Whisper White cardstock, with extra leaves and snowflakes also prepared (although I still needed to cut more as the card design developed). The die cut pieces, including the rectangular frame were spritzed with Frosted White Shimmer paint mixed with Isopropyl Alcohol.
|Showing some sequins over the card front, after a gentle shake.|
|The card front without the tulle bow, showing the sequins.|
|The view when card is first opened, with a focus on the RHS.|
|The card is fully opened, showing the 3 inner pages.|
As you can see, the inner pages continued to use the Feels Like Frost DSP, the Frosted Frames dies and the shimmer spritzing technique, and more of Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride cardstock and ink were used to tie in with these colours in the DSP. The matching Frosted Foliage stamp set was used as well. Layers have been kept to a minimum within the card and no dimensionals were used so that the card did not become tooooo bulky.
Now for a look at each individual page:
|Inner page seen when card first opened.|
|LHS page when card is fully opened.|
|Central page of fully opened card for handwriting a message.|
|The RHS page when card fully opened|
|A view of the fully open card showing the inner RHS page, the card back and the card front.|
Thanks for dropping by and taking time to check out my entry in the Just Add Ink Challenge. Have a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year. I do hope you drop back to my blog in 2020. 💕🐾