07/21/2021 Update: This card was a Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #429.
Atlantic Hearts has a fun sketch on their weekly challenge blog. This is Challenge #429, which began on Monday, July 12, and will end on Sunday evening, July 18, 2021. I decided to create a Christmas card using the sketch.
To a blue card base, I adhered a panel of blue wintry patterned paper. A strip of metallic paper along with a strip of the same blue as the card base was added. The pretty metallic design is the reverse side of the wintry paper. I stamped some snowflakes onto vellum using Versamark ink, then heat embossed them with silver embossing powder and die cut them. I was disappointed that the snowflakes were not as bright as I had hoped so I die-cut the shapes using white cardstock and added the embossed vellum snowflakes to the white cutouts.
I liked the snowflakes so I added a light spatter of glue and silver embossing powder to the card front. Once I applied the heat tool, the card gave off a nice shimmer. I added the snowflakes with thin foam tape. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with silver powder then added with foam tape. Finally, I added rhinestones in a variety of sizes because I like my Christmas cards to sparkle! The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with a vertical paper strip to match the one on the card front.
Take a look at the AHSC429 Blog for the Design Team's cards and play along with the challenge!
I also found the Dies R Us Challenge. This is an Anything Goes as long as you use a metal die to create your design. They even have a store where there is a fine selection of dies. Take a look at the DRU173 Blog for their guidelines. This challenge will end on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Christmas", CTMH "Elegant Snowflakes"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Misty Moonlight, & Vellum
DSP: Stampin' Up! "Snowflake Splendor"
Dies: CTMH "Elegant Snowflakes" & Jeanine's Oval Mini-Frames
Misc.: Stampin' Up! EP (silver); CTMH thin foam tape; rhinestones