Saturday, December 10, 2016

Let It Snow-12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style Week 10

Hello friends and visitors! I just finished my card for Week 10 of The 12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style. This challenge runs for 12 weeks and by the end, I will have 12 homemade Christmas cards to send to special friends and family. Linda's challenge is generously sponsored by her shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique,and EVERY ONE who successfully completes her challenge and follows the rules will get a generous discount coupon to use in January. Three very lucky winners will receive super generous gift vouchers to use at the shop.

I was inspired by Linda's neutral and black color scheme,  polka dot ribbon, snowy corrugate panel, "chalkboard" sentiment, layered snowflake, rustic bow, and her one bold pop of color. You can see Linda's sweet whimsical, rustic tag on her blog The Funkie Junkie, and check out the details of the challenge here.

I discovered this pretty snowflake printed paper in my stash, and I knew I had to base my card on it. I die cut some circles (Spellbinders) from black paper to back my die cut snowflakes (Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes, Mini Thinlits). I did use white pigment ink and a polka dot stamp (Stampin' Up), but it barely shows on the kraft paper (I used a waste envelope). I added "snow" to the tops of the circles--Grit paste with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter sprinkled on while still wet. I finished up with my one pop of color--a bit of bling from my stash.

I also gave the corrugate (waste packaging) the snow treatment . The ribbon was cut from a strip of fabric and I frayed the edges. I used a cheapo stencil and black texture paste to make the polka dots.

The dimensional snowflake is an old Tim Holtz Decorative strip die. (I don't own the Layered Snowflake Linda used.) After assembling the flake, I dabbed on gesso and sprinkled with Rock Candy glitter and chunky glitter from my stash for an icy look. I topped it with a smaller flake from the Mini Paper Snowflakes Thinlits set.

My sentiment (stamp maker unknown) is stamped in white pigment ink on a Tim Holtz Labels Thinlits die cut. I added snow flurries with a Stampin' Up background stamp. Like Linda, I smudged on some of the ink to make it appear to be smudged chalk. The bow is May Arts paper cord ribbon from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

So there's Week 10! This was so fun to make! And now we are jetting off to South Carolina to see Trans Siberian Orchestra for their Christmas show!  See you in a few days!
One more look of my completed card in the studio and in the soft light of the kitchen table. I think the colors are truer in the soft light.

Most of the products I used to make this card can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I am sharing my card with these challenges:
The Artistic Stamper-December's Creative Challenge-Christmas I used 2 stamps--one for sentiment and one for white polka dots.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Ice Inspiration What a gorgeous moodboard! I was inspired by the ice, the snow, the lights on the tree and a few of the colors.

Thank you for stopping in during this busy time of the year! I love reading your sweet comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. OH my gosh I love it! That sentiment is by Stampin' Up! It is the perfect one for your beautiful project. Love every detail of this one and am itching to get started on mine. Big hugs, Autumn

  2. Beautiful card Sara Emily - that's what I am singing right now -"Let It Snow" but here in Northern Florida it would take a miracle!
    Sandy xx

  3. Neutral and black, fabric and faux blackboard, snowflakes and glitter.... they all go together so wonderfully well! Your card has a touch of drama about it but it is also incredibly elegant! I love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Oh this is brilliant Sara, one of my favourites so far I think.... Great work with those snowflakes and I just love those muted colours!

  5. Love this card, Sara Emily! Your big, icy snowflake is beautiful against that awesome paper and wonderful layers of texture. Your chalkboard sentiment is perfect for this card - I think this is one of my new favorites of your from this series! Hugs!!

    Hope you enjoyed TSO - hubby and I have seen them twice and they put on a spectacular show!

  6. So dramatic, so elegant, so beautiful, Sara! I absolutely love your black and neutrals Christmas card, my friend! The way you combined glitter, snowflakes, blackboard and fabric is unique and spectacular! What a super gorgeous card this is! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

  7. In love with all those layers - fabulous. (Emailed you ref AVJ pinworthy - hope you received - let me know if not) xxx

  8. Oh my goodness, this is spectacular, Sara Emily!! Wow!! I love the neutral colors and the touches of sparkle you added!! The layers, the texture, the rosette snowflake, everything is perfection!! This is so gorgeous and I love, love it!! Thank you for sharing it at Scrapy Land, too!! Happy Monday sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Gorgeous festive glamour! The rosette is a fab dimensional focal point, and I love the white on black in the background. Great take on Tag 10 (not yet got to that one, but I'm going great guns!).
    Alison x

  10. beautiful card! i love the non-traditional colors :) Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  11. Ooh this is so pretty, love the colours you've chosen for this too and all those yummy snowflakes.. they look so magical! Hugs, Georgie xx

  12. Wow and wow again, Sara Emily! I am absolutely LOVING the black chalkboard background with the white snowflakes and the script. I've been meaning to get out my snowflake rosette die - haven't used it all season and now you have inspired me. What a special card you have created here.


  13. Beautiful Sara Emily!!
    How was the concert? I bet it was fab! How fun!!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  14. Holy heck dearie! Seeing the TSO is on my bucket list and I am so happy that you were able to see them! How amazeballs was it!?! The electric guitars, the talent, the feeling behind the music! Swoon! So cool! And your card is just as cool. Rustic and mysterious while also being festive! Such an interesting color combo that works amazingly well together. That snowflake die is used perfectly and the smudged "chalk" it awesome sauce! Love the blue bling of the crystals. And of course the stenciling and all the extras are fantabulous. Gorgeous design and layers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

  15. Absolutely fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne – DT member

  16. Gorgeous! I really love the details of your card. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.

  17. How did I miss this one Sara - its absolutely beautiful! I adore all the texture - beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  18. I adore what you did With the snowflake...

    Thank you for joing us over at Noor Design UK this month..

    Love LindasS


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