Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #34


Hi Stamping Friends!!  Are you ready to celebrate?  Well I am!  Today is the new challenge over at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge blog.  This week we are celebrating winter with some ice cold blues and whites and a few snowflakes thrown in there.  I get chilly just looking at these pictures!  I hope you will play along.  We would love to have you come join us!



Today's card is not working for me.  I don't think it will make the 2011 Year in Review post.  I'm thinking I tried to combine too many challenges.  Not only did I create this card for the SCIC, I also made it for the challenge over at Our Creative Corner, which was to include a blue and cream color palette, plus vellum and metal.  I also used the sketch over at the Mojo Monday blog.  Somehow, all three challenges combined was a bit overload.

The card base is Very Vanilla layered with a piece of Playdate DSP.  The Whisper White layer actually has vellum on it, and they were both run through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurries embossing folder.  The strip of Pacific Point DSP is from the Patterns pack and the square layer is from the Playdate DSP.  For some reason I thought the OCC challenge was supposed to be a "thank you" card, but now that I read it again, I don't see that.  The "thank you" sentiment comes from the Three Little Words set.  To add more vellum to the card, I also used the Northern Frost decorative strip to cut out a vellum snowflake.  You can barely see it on that upper medallion thingy.

Anyhoo!  Even though my card is only so-so, don't let that stop you from creating something fabulous!  Be sure to stop by the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge blog and check out what the other design team members have created.  They are all so very talented and I am humbled to have them on my team.  Come celebrate winter with us!!

And mark your calendars for next Thursday, January 13th, when we will unveil some new happenings over at the SCIC blog.  It's gonna be a huge party, so don't miss out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping! 

10 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! Your combination of blues is perfect and I love that embossed snowflake panel. Super job on the recipe challenge! We're so glad you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Cindy said...

Well I, for one, like it!

Yapha said...

Oh, Krystal, don't be so hard on yourself! For combining all three challenges, you sure did a great job!

Shelley said...

I like your card! Maybe it won't be your favorite but you should still be proud!

Jen Timko said...

Seriously, you'll like it better tomorrow (I do this all the time). The inspiration is beautiful and this card is just great. Hopefully I can play this week!

Leanne said...

What a gorgeous creation!! This would be a fabulous entry in to the Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey Challenge. You can enter as many times as you like!
Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Heidi Baks said...

Love blue snowflakes! I've got something coming up for the challenge.

Mickey Roberts said...

I have to tell you your so-so is just gorgeous!

Wendy J. said...

Krystal, this is just beautiful! I love that little vellum snowflake! You did a great job with the thank you recipe challenge at Our Creative Corner and we're so glad you played along this week! Hope you'll come back soon!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful card!