Friday, October 4, 2013

Shapely Snowgal!

OK, so I will fully admit - when I saw that the current challenge at jingle belles was to create a shaped card? My heart sank. I don't *do* shaped cards. Because I sell my cards, I find it MUCH easier to keep everything the same size - that way storage isn't an issue, and neither is pricing. (I can't even imagine setting a different price for every card....gah!) HOWEVER, I have stuck with the jingle belles all year long, and I was not about to let that streak end either. So, out of my comfort zone I went - big time - and LOOK! It's so touchable!


Supplies: large circle crocheted mat (available here);  Paper Smooches stamp set; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass & Spun Sugar; Bic Markers; Doodlebug Crushed Velvet flock in white & pink; Shabby Pink Frantage embossing powder from Stampendous; bling from Dollarama; classic small circle Nesties 


This was messy & fun to make - the background layer was debossed, and then inked with pink (hah, still enjoying how that sounds out loud) and then blue. While the Distress Ink was still wet I sprinkled on the Frantage powder. It was only after adhering the panel to the card base that I thought to add the bling around the edge....that made it a bit more painstaking, but hey. We must occasionally suffer for our art, n'est-ce pas? The snowgal was stamped on a separate piece of paper, trimmed out, and then I added the white & pink crushed velvet flock for some super soft woolies. 

Of course I am also going to pop this in over at Paper Smooches SPARKS - at this point I actually have more than one post a day left in me for that challenge. My PS sets have been getting a heck of a workout :) 

xoxo,
Jessi


16 comments:

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! this is SO FUN!! I LOVE the colors and ALL of that added texture!! ;) THANKS so much for playing along with the Papa Smooches Sparks Challenge and I hope to see you again next week!! Have a fabulous Weekend!! ;)

jimlynn said...

Jessi, this is awesome!!! I LOVE the shape - especially since you used one of your crochet circles!! The little snowgal is adorable and that Frantage.....ah, don't you just love it!
Lynn

Greta said...

Love, love, love this card, Jessi! Good thing you didn't skip this challenge!

SmilynStef said...

I guess the solution for your shaped card is just to mail it to me :) Seriously ... love your fun little round design and that background is fantastic. So thrilled you stuck with us at jingle belles.

Chris D. said...

Oh gasp! Jessi, this is such a STUNNING card! Love love love it! The soft colors, your custom mat, that pretty snow girl! Perfection!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Just gorgeous! LOVE the sparkle, the lace - everything! So glad you joined us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS!!!

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Debbie said...

Wow! What a fun card!!
No longer should you fear "shaped cards"!! (envies for them are a pain, I will admit!)

Jenny said...

Keep em coming Jessi.... this is just fabulous!! I love that you made a snowgal, totally at home in her pastel and glitter background. Love the circular shape too.
Thanks for playing along at PS Sparks this week :0)
Jenny x

Lindsey said...

Beautiful!!! I love that snowy, pastel, fancy-embossed panel. And it never even crossed my mind that she could be a snowgirl -- but she so is here!

lostinpaper said...

oooooh, it's the blingy edge I love, I just gotta try it! Pinned for sure!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card. Cute snowlady. Love. The bling.

Dana said...

Oh so wintry!! I love the pink, blue and white! The background is amazing!

Barbara said...

A fabulous card - the image is cute, the colors are gorgeous, the debossing... all the details just add up!

Barb said...

i'm lovin' this pretty snowgirl. she's shaped like me! ;)

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥WOW♥WOW♥!!! this is amazingly TOUCHABLE, not to mention beautiful, clever, sparkly, awesome and PINK!!! looooooooooooove this beyond measure, just let me know if it needs a home in december, k?!?!? thanks for jumping waaaay outta your comfort zone with such perfection and joining our JINGLE BELLES fun! ♥♥♥

I'm a Little Teapot said...

For a person that doesn't "do" shaped cards, you make them very well! And you used one of your mats again! Yay! Looks fantastic!