Ok, here is another blue and white card. I love these colors for Christmas/Winter. Sometimes they can get a bit dark so I tried to keep this on the lighter side with a bit more white. Our Daily Bread Designs Blog had the theme of "quilts" for their Stamping in Time: On Assignment Challenge. This is so fitting for a cold, Winter scene, since I love to curl up in a blanket or quilt. Some of my family members do some quilting, but I have not tried that yet. I love the look so decided to try it on my card. It was a bit of a challenge - hopefully I would do better with actually quilting but this did come out pretty good. I used an embossing folder from Cuttlebug that I thought looked like a quilted pattern for the main white background. I rubbed dark blue ink over it, then layered it on dark blue cardstock, then on a white base. The horizontal strip down the center is made from dark blue cardstock with small squares and triangles cut out of some leftover embossed white cardstock and some lighter blue. These were layed out based off of a quilted pattern I had seen.
The main image is from Our Daily Bread Designs. I won a previous challenge and was able to get this stamp as part of a set. I stamped it in dark blue on white and it came out feeling very wintery. I layered it on dark blue cardstock, then on top of a square of lighter blue snowflake paper that was layered on white. I added some punched snowflakes (partially to cover some butterflies on the stamp - don't worry, we will let them show in a future card), adding gemstones and glitter. If you have been following my blog I know you are relieved that I finally have more stamps from Our Daily Bread so you don't have to see another card with sunflowers on them. They are beautiful sunflowers and I am sure they will show up again, but for now I might return them to their actual owner so she can have a chance to use them.
We recently had a class for our club members and had a wonderful instructor, Ellen, come teach us four different Christmas cards. On one of them she showed us how to make an origami tree. This was perfect to add to this card so I made one out of white paper and then added light blue glitter dots for ornaments and topped it with a snowflake gem for the star. I added more glitter to any other snowflakes on the card to give it a beautiful sparkle, like the sun reflecting off the snow.
This card was entered into the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Stamping In Time: On Assignment #22 - Quilts
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC94) - Sketch
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining Light Challenge 39 - Snowflakes
Top Tip Tuesday: Top Tip #11 - Paper Piecing & 'Layer upon Layer' Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge
Sketches In Thyme: Tuesday Take 1 - Sketch- Christmas with no red or green
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 69 - Blue and White
Simon Says Challenge - Let It SnowStamp and Create Challenge 7 - Tis the Season
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge 58 - Oh, Christmas Tree
The Creative Cottage Challenge #28 - Untraditional Christmas, No reds, greens, or golds
Stamping Vacation: Lots of Paper Challenge - Paper with Snowflakes on it
Stamping Vacation: Watch This! Challenge - It's a Wonderful Life
Stamping Vacation: Get Music In You Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Stamping Vacation: Name That Card Challenge - Snowy Christmas Wishes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Dreaming of a White Christmas (snowflakes)
Bah Humbug - Christmas and Shades of Blue