Friday, November 25, 2016

Peace and Joy-12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style- Week 7

Welcome! I've finished my card for Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style Week 7. I actually started this weeks ago--it was to be my first entry into her inspiring 12 week challenge, but I got sidetracked. I promise you, this IS my favorite so far, but it's hard to choose, isn't it?



I adore Linda's blue and silver color palette, and her overall design. Please visit The Funkie Junkie blog to see each of her beautiful, festive tags, and while you're there look at all the entries so far. Yours should be there, too, because this is an easy way to win one of several very generous gift certificates to The Funkie Junkie Boutique who is sponsoring this challenge. Be sure to read all the rules and note that if you follow them you will also get a discount for your entire purchase in January. AND you'll get some of your Christmas cards done, too! Also good to note, The Funkie Junkie Boutique is currently having their Black Friday sale which goes through to Cyber Monday.


I made my background with the Chipped Sapphire Distress paint following Linda's lead. I did the silver foiling around the edges, but chose to heat emboss my larger silver snowflakes in the background. The tiny snowflakes are the waste from the center of one of  the Thinlit Paper Snowflake Minis, and I embossed them with Ranger Holographic embossing powder. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Scribble Woodland set which I also embossed in silver. The snowflakes are also from that stamp set.



I  used the Reindeer Flight die like Linda, and added a layer of Ranger Grit paste and sprinkled with Distress Clear Rock Candy glitter and just a pinch of Prima Art Sugar for extra sparkle.


I don't have the Stacked Snowflake die, so I used Tim's Snowflake Duo die and embossing folder for two of my layered snowflakes and his Mini Snowflake Movers and Shapers die. Like Linda I laid down my Distress paint, then Glossy Accents. I added Clear Rock Candy glitter to the top flake, Pumice Stone Distress glitter to the middle one, but oops! I picked up the Holographic embossing powder instead of the CRC for the bottom flake! The jars are almost identical. Unfortunately, the holographic EP looks better in person than on camera!


I had some glittery garland lying around, so I cut off a piece to back my snowflakes and used some Recollections half pearls in place of the baubles. I want this card to be flat enough to send easily in the mail, so I left the dimensional elements off. If you have a Fiskars trimmer, you can see if your envelope will post with minimum postage (USA) by slipping it through the cutting opening. If it fits, it ships!


Blurry, but perhaps you can see some of the shimmer!


Oh, what fun I had making this card, and I have to say there's plenty of bang for the buck on this (no pun intended); it was so easy to make, unlike my last card, which I thought I'd never finish!


Most of the products I used can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I see the Mini Snowflake is already sold out!




I'm sharing this card with:
Time Out Challenge #71- Christmas with an Optional Twist of Glitter/Shimmer I hope you can see my glitter and shimmer--it's very hard to photograph! (12/7)

I'm so please you stopped by and left your lovely comment! I read and appreciate them all!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Sara Emily, this is absolutely stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the leaping deer and the gorgeous snowflakes!! The background is spectacular!! Love this my friend!! It's so beautiful!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Hi, Sara! What a beautiful combination of textures in your monochromatic masterpiece! It's festive and full of non-conform-ist type fabulousness! LOL! hugs, de

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  3. Fabulous creation Sara Emily.. I can just feel all that Christmassy texture. My favourite Crimbo colours too. Xxx

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  4. Wonderful card and such a great take on the original!! I can see why it is you favourite so far... the textures look super!!

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  5. Wooooooow, Sara, it's a drop dead gorgeous Christmas card! I always learn something new from you, my super creative friend! What a fantastic background and amazing textures! I love every single detail and your snowflakes are spectacular! That mini snowflakes die is on my wish list now! I especially love the way how you layered your snowflakes and the addition of those super cute flat back pearls! Thanks so much for the tip with the Fiskars trimmer! I can't take my eyes of your beautiful card! Sending all my hugs to you! Branka xx

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  6. Woo hoo girl! How utterly beautiful! You should craft at 1:30 in the morning more often, so much for to have some good juicy Sara Emily posts!! :) This is stunning indeed. What a lovely combination. PS. I picked up the same pearl trim yesterday on sale. Can't wait to use it. Hugs, Autumn

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  7. Blue, white and silver are always so elegant and so perfect for Christmas, I love how you added texture to the beautiful deer, your snowflakes are gorgeous and love those added pearls are stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. This card is also STUNNING, Sara. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. I always SO enjoy having you play along with us there. You are also welcome to link this one (with all that wonderful silver) in our Silver & Gold Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. You can find that challenge here:
    http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges

    Blessings,
    karen

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  9. A beautiful card with the blue and textures that fit so perfectly to Christmas!

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  10. Such a beautiful card! I love the blue and silver with all of the glittery goodness! Love your "baubles", they look awesome the way you arranged them. Oh, your reindeer is gorgeous the way you finished him and love how he's flying over the snowflake :-) Such a beautiful card, Sara Emily! Hugs :-)

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  11. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at crafty cardmakers this time - what a stunning card! I love all the different layers and textures.

    Jackie

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  12. Silver and blue is such a wonderful colour combination for holiday cards - and you have brought it to life beautifully with all the textures and layers that you have used! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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  13. Gorgeous card Emily! The design and textures are wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  14. Oh I love this one Sara Emily, beautiful colour palette and love the texture on the deer! Thank you for joining us at Southern Ridge Trading Company! Deb xo

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  15. Absolutely love this one Sara!! Blue is one of my favourites for a wintery creation, the frosty feeling just brings up so many images of beautiful wintery days! Amazing texture on the background and on your wonderful leaping deer! The snowflake is definitely a show stopper for me. Layer upon layer of gorgeous snowflakes, each unique and beautiful! All the snow and metallics create a magical feeling my friend. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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  16. Absolutely Stunning!!! I just adore this one!!
    May I ask you what cutting machine you use Sara?
    hugs,Jackie ")

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  17. Another gorgeous creation! Looks so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Noor! Design UK challenges also with this project. We hope to see you again next round.
    Hugs, Karina
    DT Noor! Design UK

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  18. What a wonderful piece of art - it' amazing. Thanks for sharing at Time Out! Jenny x

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  19. Fabulous, simply fabulous. Love the icy feel you have achieved with the blue and silver and white! That trail of baubles after the snowflake is totally cool! Awesome job on Tag #7, Sara Emily!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  20. Fabulous! I do love that splattery background and the icy shimmer... and like Linda, I love the trail of baubles on your shooting star - fantastic take on Tag #7.
    Alison x

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