The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself. ~ Bill Murray
This week at Jingle Belles we're celebrating The Hanukkah Song, which means creating a card for your friends or family who don't necessarily celebrate Christmas.
This could take the form of one of the other winter holidays (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year or Winter Solstice to name a few); or you could go totally non-denominational with a general winter-themed design.
I decided to go with a snowflake-themed design because I find them so peaceful. I've had this glimmer sprayed die-cut embossed snowflake on my studio table for months that was left over from a failed project ... it finally found a home. This angle shows a bit of the glimmer.
I used this week's Cardabilities sketch which combined the snowflake with a black doily and some Stampin' Up felt snowflakes.
I used a blue shimmery cardstock for the border & flourishes and finished with silver sequins.
I don't know about you, but my need for Masculine Birthday Cards almost always exceeds the number I have in my stash ... so I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch to make another one.
I flipped the sketch on its side to work with my vertical sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs Farm Greetings. At Can You Case It? the challenge is to use three shades of blue, so I stamped my image in Navy and then stamped it twice more in a brighter blue and teal, so I could use foam tape to paper-piece my sentiment.
These aren't shades of blue I would normally combine, but I like how they worked together.
When Lauren & I were having Art Camp last week, we made lots of inky messes ... which required lots of paper towel blotting & wiping. I set aside some of the prettier paper towels to let them dry, and then we used Lauren's Xyron to attach them to cardstock. Look at this awesome texture.