I had just enough time to fit in one more craft project before I head to Sunny CA for a little rest and relaxation.
Over at Catherine and Cathy Create they have their third challenge posted for February. It is a tags challenge in which the tag needs to have a weather theme. I dug through my stampin’ stash and found I don’t have much to do with weather…. hmm, no sun, no clouds… but I do have snow! How ironic, I also have LOTS of snow outside, so it only seemed fitting to use snow as my weather element. Here is what I came up with:
For this card I used the Chalk Talk Stamp set and Framelits from Stampin’ up. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy which is actually darker than the patterned paper I used. I tried to use Not Quite Navy but it did not show up well on the Crumb Cake paper. Then I thought maybe if I used the darker color but then outline the stamped image with the Chalk Marker from Stampin’ up it would look better. I should have taken a picture of the before and after because it is a huge difference. I really like how much it truly looks like a chalk drawn sentiment by adding this detail. I also like how I can still use the dark ink color and get the chalk look. I have a feeling that new chalk marker is going to come in handy a lot. My weather detail is the snowflakes on the background. These are snowflakes from the Festive Flurry set from Stampin’ up’. I wish I could have found a more “snow like” designer paper to use with it, but this was what I had available. 🙂 Other paper used includes Stampin’ up Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla with crumb cake sponged on top.
Now I need to finish up my work day and then it is off to enjoy sun, sand, friends and family as I am heading to the Golden State for some seriously NEEDED va-cay!!
Happy Stamping everyone!