Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Let It Snow - My First Card for SUO DT

It's so lovely to share with you my first card as a Design Team Member for Stampin' Up! Only Challenges (Someone pinch me!).

The theme is 'Let it Snow' and even though I live in the Southern Hemisphere and we're heading towards Summer, most Aussies still love the 'Traditional Winter Christmas Theme'.


The easel card base was made from one of the digital punches from the Festive Flurry Kit Digital Download (MDS) and cut out with my e-Cutter (Pool Party Card Stock) -
The circles for the base and front panel of the card were e-cut using the Digital Circle Punch (MDS) from Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Night of Navy and White Vellum Cardstock.

The main stamped panel was inspired by a beautiful card I spotted on Stampin' Connection called Snow on Vellum, made by Natasha Schwecke.  The fine splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge Set was stamped onto the White Vellum with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The tree and deer image from the Hostess set, Warmth and Wonder, was stamped and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder.  Night of Navy, Staz-On White and Pool Party Ink were sponged onto the vellum to add some background colour.  Lastly, Dazzling Diamonds with the Two-Way Glue Pen, was sprinkled onto the scene to form the ground layer of snow.



Gorgeous Grunge


Warmth and Wonder


         
To complete the card I stamped the tiny snowflake from Warmth and Wonder onto the outer parts of the snowflake, added some Rhinestones, a sentiment and a Frosted Finishes Embellishment.

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Here's a little something extra to show you that you can also use a digital stamp (MDS), in this sample, the Snowman from Jolly Bingo Bits, and convert it into a cutting file to make a shaped card.





The buttons and face were punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and Owl Builder Punch.  Retired Real Red Spotted Ribbon and a Glimmer Brad was used for the scarf.

Be sure to check out all the other 'snowy creations' from the SUO DT and take some time out this fortnight to play along.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to share in my excitement over joining the SUO DT.  I was thrilled to get an email from Robin Messenheimer asking me to join their amazing team of designers.  It has been a busy and challenging year with my 'day job' and I have had to turn down a few DTs as well as shut down my own challenge blog in order to not 'overload' myself with commitments.  Fortunately, there are only 4 weeks left until Summer break and I am really looking forward to some more time to devote to all things, 'stamping, cutting and card making' in 2014.


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8 comments:

Patrice said...

This is gorgeous Bron, and congrats on your new DT role. x

nwilliams6 said...

OM Gosh, these are great. I love your description of how you did these as well. Super great cards - wish I could stay home and play cards today as I feel inspired. Love your blog and just became a follower.

Julie Gearinger said...

We are so thankful that you are able to join our DT at SUO Challenges!! Just love your easel card and the colors are perfect for our "Let it Snow" Challenge!! So looking forward to designing along side of you- have a great week!

Sharnee Torrents said...

WOW oh WOW Bron!!! SUper congrat's first on your amazing gig with SUO!!! AMAZING!!!
As for your gorgeous card, it's a real "snow" stopper!!! HEE HEE
Love it dear lady!! Happy last four weeks! YAY!
Smiles SHArnee :)

debfearns said...

Wow love your card! You are doing some amazing things with MDS and your e-cutter.

Congrats on joining the DT at SUO challenges! Deb x

Asya Craft said...

Hi there, I really love you work and your ideas, I am a new blogger and I am glad I found you :o)
Love,
Asya

Christine Blain said...

The sponged and stamped panel is breathtakingly beautiful, Bron. Lovely card, and congrats (again) on your DT role! xx

Deena Boos said...

Welcome to the design team! Your card is gorgeous!! I LOVE the snowy scene you created, and I the snowflake easel is awesome!

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