Thursday, November 8, 2012

Superstitions & Traditions

I have a silly personal superstition that I'm lucky in "#100th" challenges, beginning with my wins for SPCC #100 and Raise the Bar #100, but in reality my wins-losses are more like 2-6. Still, a superstition's really all about the ritual (I wouldn't still be entering challenges if I only cared about prizes!), so I do like to participate in "100th" challenges if possible. In that spirit, I couldn't pass up Sketch N Stash #100, where we get to pick any of their past sketches. They're all great, so I had my husband pick a number at random, and he chose #17.

Part of the Sketch N Stash Challenge is to "your newest or neglected stash" and everything on this is long neglected, except for the green tulle, which I just got from Mom. Oh, and the white embossed background; I made that on Monday while over at a crafty friends' house. I've had the ribbon & foam snowflakes in my stash for several years, and the image, star, and backing paper are actually from last Christmas...I really thought that I had finished that card, but much to my surprise I found the pieces in my Christmas Crafts stash. Better late than never, I suppose!




I distressed the edges with some plain red ink. I colored the Stampin' UP! image (stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black)
with Copics, and I cut the star on my Cricut (I did it so long ago that I can't remember what cartridge/file I used) and add the border with a fine black pen. I do remember that I sprayed the star with a Tattered Angels glimmer mist. I machine-stitched around the patterned paper with sparkly thread, and added the "ho ho ho" ribbon as my sentiment. The small snowflakes already were covered in glitter, so I added some Stickles to the large, plain snowflake. I'm really happy with this card, even if it did take a year to make!



Inspiration/Challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps #25: Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations: Christmas
Sketch N Stash #100: Free Choice + your newest or neglected stash 
It's All About the Vintage: Snow
Sweet Stamps #90: Christmas



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7 comments:

Ceal said...

great card, love that image! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!
hope to see you again soon

sarah-Jane said...

Super Christmas card. I love the embossing. Thank you for joining in with our 100th sketch challenge at Sketch n Stash. Good luck.
Sarah-Jane xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute, I love the fabulous card design. Good luck with all your numbers and winnings. And thanks so much for playing with us this week over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Laura Love said...

What a sweet card! Love the colors! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card CG, I like the sweet image the snowflakes and the sentiment ribbon, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Kelli Hull said...

I adore this image... and yes 100th is a BIG one... how cool you help celebrate them!!!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps

CheerDown said...

Gorgeous card love all the details. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

Alli xx