Morning. Confused?? Nope I'm not here with my Sweet Pea Stampers challenge post (that'll be posted later), but I am here with my GDT card for Polka Doodles!! Can you believe that they asked me to GDT for them?? No me neither, but I'm super excited and having a blast playing with their images and papers from the new Pretty Tuff CD :D
So this week the challenge is Shaped Christmas Cards. Now when I saw the challenge title I knew immediately what I was going to do (or so I thought!!!). However, once I started working on my card it just wouldn't work no matter what I did. I think part of the problem was that I'd become obsessed with certain elements the card and instead of ditching plan A and moving onto plan B, I fixated on those elements and just couldn't move on!!
Anyway, after much huffing and puffing I finally decided to scrap my initial plan of a snow globe and use similar elements to make a bauble card. I'm reasonably happy with the outcome, but would make a couple of changes if I made another one - not least of which would be to suspend the kraft element in between the acetate outers! Anyway the one thing I'm really pleased with is the fact that not only is this a card which can free stand, it can also be used as bauble if the recipient runs out of room on the mantle or wants it as a keepsake.
I've also struggled to photograph my card. The pictures don't show the sparkle, shimmer and texture of the card and sadly the snowflake stamped acetate obscures the snow scene background (in real-life the snowflakes are really subtle and you can clearly see the trees and super sparkly scene). In an attempt to show you the snow scene I've lifted the acetate front panel - but my piccies really don't do this card justice :(
I hope you like my card and will pop over to the challenge blog to see what the other DT members have created.
Have a great weekend folks.
Polka Doodles - Pretty Tuff CD
Kraft Cardstock - Papermania
Stickles - Frosted Lace
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Let it snow
Hooked On Crafts - Something Punchy
Paper Sundaes - Digital
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Kraft
Di's Digi Designs - Ribbons & Bows
Little Claire's - Shaped Cards
Papertake Weekly - When is card not a card?