Friday, August 1, 2014

Dotty Krafty Christmas

A rare triple-challenge combo for me today - once I got started, it just came together perfectly for all three. Love that! In addition, I've used all sorts of goodies from a whole bunch of pals :)
Merry Monday - snowflakes, dry embossing, vintage colours
The Kraft Journal - Funky Junk
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Polka Dots

Supplies: patterned kraft paper from stash; Stampin' Up burlap ribbon - from DONNA!; veneer snowflake - from GLENDA!; Sew Easy tool - from CHRIS!;  Pumice Stone & Black Soot distress ink; Versamark & clear detail EP; Cuttlebug embossing folder; vellum; classic small circle Nesties;  sentiment from MME

The bottom piece of card stock was pre-printed with the distressed black polka dots. The tilted shiny panel was printed with light brown stars. I embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder, and then swiped the Pumice Stone ink over the raised dots. In the close up you can see a few spots where there are black stars now on the raised dots. Cool! I sprinkled the entire piece with clear EP and heated. The sentiment was embossed with clear EP as well, inking first with Versamark & then Black Soot. 

As for the 'funky junk' Kraft Journal challenge, all the pieces used were scraps. And black & kraft is a pretty funky colour combo for a Christmas card!

For Merry Monday - I went with the challenge prompt that the Merry Monday crew had LeAnne thinking they were using :) 

And of course, there are lots of polka dots for Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards. 



chrissy xx said...

I LOve to see Christmas card A.Y.R.!
Your card is GOrgeous!
FABulous colours and lots of texture..I LOve your design too.

jimlynn said...

Polka dots and Christmas - you just can't beat it! Love the sparkle on here and that snowflake.

Darnell said...

What a bonus card this is, Jessi! Bonus that you got to use your goodies from your friends and bonus that you made it work for so many challenges and bonus for us to have inspiration on how to make a card with lots of character, dimension, and texture!! Whoot! I won't be surprised if there isn't a bonus added when the challenges close = winner!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Lindsey said...

Nicely done! Three challenges, lots of scraps, and an awesome card!

Greta said...

Love your unique Christmas card--beautifully done, Jessi!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome non-traditional Christmas card.

Annette Allen said...

oh wow great embossing.. this card is gorgeous..

Chris Dring said...

This is all sorts of awesome, Jessi! Love the Kraft/black combo - and get out! It's a Christmas card! Cool Beans!

P.S. Thanks for the shout out, my Snarky Sistah!!

~amy~ said...

polkas...I LOVE polkas {not the dancing version}

I'm a Little Teapot said...

This is a funky Christmas card, for sure! Awesome textures, too.

Hope you are having a good Saturday!

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

Melissa Craig said...

I absolutely love these colors for Christmas. This is so cool!!

Dana said...

Well you know how to make scraps look good!!! I love the colors for a Christmas card! And of course you rock the bling!! Love the sparkle!!