We're enjoying a Christmas themed swap this month in my Florida Stampers group, so what could be better than creating a card with one of the newest Besties Images?
I'm calling her Yukon Lovey because she is still unnamed on the website. She looks like a "Yukon" type girly girl with her cap, muffler and fur lined boots. But if you **need** her, just click here for a quick purchase.
The glittery look around the card panel and in the snowflakes is actually embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle (listed below)
How sweet Yukon Lovey looks in her fur pieces (of course, they are not REAL animal fur), but these are so soft, warm and cuddly. Using SNS Dimensional Glue and SNS Twinkling Clouds Flocking, the fur really does stand out quite a bit (and has a touch of sparkle, too!)
The Dimensional Glue from Sparkle N Sprinkle is not essential for flocking, but it does provide additional "plump and fluff" for the fur - smile -
The Sketch from Sketchy Colors Challenge was utilized by turning it sideways. Instead of straight lines, Spellbinders dies and Martha Stewart Punches were used.
A friend dared me to create a card which would fit in a regular envelope and accept one first class postage stamp - so I accept her dare, using the same image. Yukon Lovey is colored identically, except browns were substituted for the blues in the the halo around the image:
There is quite a bit of glitter on this card (across the top lace, in the brown panel, in the snowflakes) but for some reason, it eluded the camera.
Soooo... Nannie Nannie boo boo - I did it! The Christmas Tree folds flat, and no "dimensionsals" were used, except the Dimensional Glue for the fur. The card is 5" x 7" and fits in a standard 5x7 envy with 46¢ stamp :-)
Sherri Baldy's "Yukon Lovey" Besties IMG848
Sparkle N Sprinkle:
Sparkle embossing powder (around the edges of die cuts)
Cappuccino Stars embossing powder
Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft (flocking) (white fur on Yukon Lovey)
Guava Nectar Glitter (2nd card)
Dimensional Glue #539
Holly Leaf PaP
Snow Flake Trim (deep edge)
Himalayan Snowflake Large
SU - punches (Oval and Scalloped Oval)
Snow Flake Trio die
Pine Branch die
Grand Big Scallop Ovals
Petite Small Ovals
Petite Small Scallop Ovals
Fleur de Lis Rectangles
Long Classic Scallop Rectangles
Decorative Labels Eight
Holiday Trees 2010 (now retired)
Walnut Stain Dye
Old Paper Dye
Shabby Shutters Dye
Cardstock: KandCo Christmas (2 DPs for Winter Wonderland Challenge), (SU) Browns, Greens, Salmon, Neenah White, Vellum, Pale Beige
Sentiments are computer-generated
Fabulous Challenges my card has been submitted to:
- Winter Wonderland (W) - 3 Snowflakes - 2 designer papers - 1 image (mentioned above in blog post)
- Sketchy Colors (W) - #170 Sketch (turned sideways) (mentioned above in blog post)
- Merry Monday (M) - July is a Month Long "Anything Goes Christmas" challenge
- Artistic Inspirations (W) - #48 "Anything Goes"
- ABC All Beautiful Cards (W) - #35 "Anything Goes"
- Craft-Dee BowZ - (M) - "Anything Goes with a Bow"
- Holly Jolly Christmas (W) - "Something New" (new image, new Cappuccino EP, new Guava Nectar glitter, unused MS Snowflake trim punch, unused SB Tree die, unused Christmas paper from KandCo)
- Created With Love Challenges (W) - #48 "For the Girls" (new girly image)
- Sparkles Chrismas Challenge (M) - #30 "Christmas Tree" (in the 2nd card right side)
- Path of Positivity Challenge (M) - #4 "Caring" (see paragraph below regarding my blog candy)
July Blog Candy
- There are two July blog candies. One is a new clear acrylic Christmas set by My Mind's Eye, which will be sent to someone outside the US (for postage reasons).
- The other consists of 2 wood mount Christmas/Holiday sentiment stamps and some other Christmas items which will be mailed inside the US.
Just leave a comment (or email a comment) about what special thing you have enjoyed doing for a charity or unsuspecting person during the Winter Holidays.
This ties in with this month's Path of Positivity Challenge about Caring.
We have been given so many opportunities to care for others, and I'm grateful for each one. One of my fondest Christmas memories was the year we "brought" a Cozy and Warm Christmas to a family experiencing extreme hardship. Without going into details, we anonymously left everything needed for the month of December on the porch of a family experiencing extreme hardship a few days before Christmas. SO FUN!
As always, I promise to get in touch with the person whose name is drawn from the basket in August - as long as your information is available through blogger, or if you email me with your contact info - you don't even have to follow my blog :-)
Thanks for visiting today!
Warm and Cozy Christmas-in-July hugs,