Friday, December 11, 2015

12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style-Week 7

Hi Everyone!  I'm back again with my version of Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Week 7.  Yes, I know it's out of order, but this one just spoke to me, and I wanted to get started on it right away.  I'm cranking these cards out just as fast as I can, and posting until my fingers hurt! My Internet service is not helping one bit...everything has had to be done twice today, and it's slow as molasses!




Here is Linda's gorgeous tag with lots of Frozen goodness and glitz!  I was inspired by her text background, Vintage Christmas greeting, her use of the gilding foil and her layered snowflake!  Just a feast for my festive eyes! And she was able to capture it all so beautifully on camera--extra points in my opinion!


 I used a Stampin' Up script background image in Jet Black Archival, blended on Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Old Paper and gave it the ole' spritz and flick for those awesome subtle droplets. Like Linda, I gave it a spritz or two of Brushed Pewter Distress stain, and when dry added silver texture paste through my new Tim Holtz Snowflake stencil I got in my last Funkie Junkie order.

    

 I used some of my gilding transfer sheets from my stash on the texture paste snowflakes.Iit didn't adhere on the snowflakes,more around them, and not too well, I might add!  I think my paste may have something in it that resists my old (sh...Martha Stewart) foils.

I really had fun with the snowflake!  It's cut using Tim's Layering Snowflake and painted with Brushed Pewter.  While the paint was wet, I gave it a spritz or two of Vintage Photo Distress spray and some water for a nice grungy look and dried with my heat gun.  Then I embossed  it using the accompanying Texture Fade. I edged in Ground Expresso Distress ink.  I added some gold wax to the raised areas and sprinkled with Antique Silver Frantage.  Drying from underneath gives this the most textural grungy metal look that I LOVE!   I used some of the Frantage on the background, too, while it was out to redeem myself of my poor gilding job.  The snowflake was popped up on foam tape.


I used the same greeting as Linda, embossing in gold, fussy cutting, and blending with Old Paper and edging in Vintage Photo inks.  This was also popped up with foam tape.  Thank you, Linda, for your shop..it is my sole provider of Ranger Black foam adhesive tape! You can see just a tiche of the gold foiling on the snowflake to the right of the sentiment below and those gorgeous Frantage drops!


 Please visit Linda's blog--the Funkie Junkie for tons of Christmas inspiration, and if you haven't joined her challenge, you ought to think about doing it.  She is generously donating THREE whopping gift vouchers to her shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique to three winners. Everyone who correctly completes her challenge automatically gets a generous 15% off products from her shop (and you could be getting your card list whittled down!).  Win, Win, Win!

I would like to enter my card into the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey Vintage Christmas My Tim influence is through his spritz and flick technique, his vintage grunge style, and his numerous products used here.

Thank you for your visit and for your sweet comments!
Hugs and Christmas Blessings!
Sara Emily

29 comments:

  1. Oh wow Sara!! This might just be my new favourite! I love the gorgeous big snowflake and it just shimmers so beautifully with the touches of Frantage and the background is wonderful in those vintage tones. A stunning card!

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'Vintage Christmas' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. This is so wonderful!!! Love the gorgeous background and layers of snowflakes. Beautiful card!!!

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  3. OMGorgeousness!! You are rocking these out of the park!! I love the foils by the way shhh! xo

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  4. GORGEOUSSSSSSSS!! Love your giant metallic snowflake, wowzers! You really took Linda's tag to the next level with this one! So stunning my friend! hugs :)

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  5. Wow, Sara, you used that layered snowflake die in such a beautiful way! Simply stunning vintage Christmas card, my dear! Breathtaking!
    Huge hugs and lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  6. Shimmering Elegance. Sooo stunning. j.

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  7. Shimmering Elegance. Sooo stunning. j.

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  8. Glorious, Sara! That snowflake die is one of my very favorites, and you have really brought out how luscious the texture is from the matching folder. Perfection! xxx Lynn

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  9. Sara, you really stole the show with this one!! I love the technique you used on the snowflake. It's simultaneously glitzy AND vintage!! You've shown so much attention to detail throughout. I enjoy using Frantage and really appreciate the tip for heating from underneath. I hope your Internet connection improves! Also, I searched through the challenge rules and didn't see anything about the number of projects that could be submitted. I am thrilled to see EVERYTHING you create!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  10. Love the grunge vintage feels to this festive masterpiece! Your use of all the techniques is superb and so fun! That frantage is on my list now as I have seen you create marvelous things with it. Awesome sauce designs dn details! This is a fave of mine. You sure are on a roll! Keep em comin! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  11. Beautiful designs, love the aged/vintage look. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  12. WOW - that snowflake is stunning. Thanks for joining us for our Festive Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

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  13. Så nydelig og takk for at du er med på utfordringen hos Card and scrap, DT Bente:)

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  14. This is so pretty! I love the look of the snowflakes. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

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  15. You sure are busy and I have not done a thing!!
    Pretty Card!!
    Sandy xx

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  16. Gorgeous! I love the contrast of the cool silver snowflake against the warm vintage background.

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  17. beautiful card! thanks for play with us at card and scrap. DT Graciela

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  18. A stunning snowflake, and I love the vintage text in the background - superb!
    Alison xx

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  19. Another stunning card Sara.....love the background and the snowflake looks amazing. Thank you for joining in at AVJ this month

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  20. Lovely and ingenious.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at SweetStamps.com and good luck!

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  21. Another gorgeous card with that big beautiful snowflake taking centre stage. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  22. Your giant snowflake is just gorgeous in the silver Sara! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge!

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  23. Another super interpretation of a Linda tag. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  24. What a beautiful tag. ♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

    Be sure to check out our DT Call as well.

    Hugs Line.

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  25. Another amazing project! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge

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  26. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Christmas Challenge:) good luck:)
    Marzena DT

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  27. Your beautiful grungy snowflake is a real stunner and I love the background you've made for it too. Thanks so much for joining my final challenge at Stamps & Stencils. Julia xx

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  28. Love this, Sara Emily. You definitely hit it out of the park with this one. Everything is sensational. Thanks for reminding me I have that awesome SU script stamp. I need to dig it out and use it! It looks fantastic as your BG. Your embossed snowflake is amazing. So glad you shared this with us on the 12 Tags of Christmas challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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