Friday, November 24, 2017

Pastel Snowflake Card- Week 8 of 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style

Hello friends and visitors! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday if you were celebrating in the States. Let the Christmas season officially begin! I have a Christmas card for you today, inspired by Linda's 8th tag from her 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style challenge.  If you're not playing along yet, it's not too late! The simple guidelines for playing along can be found HERE. Her 12 week challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique with some very generous prizes.

I pretty much followed Linda's color scheme and many of her elements, just using supplies I have on hand. I used Tim's old Snowflurries embossing folder for my back panel and applied gesso with a credit card prior to dipping the panel into a Distress Oxide puddle. I used Brushed Pewter Distress Crayon to highlight the flakes. It's quite shimmery in real life.

I loved the corrugate fishtail banner on Linda's tag, so I got out my old forgotten crimper and crimped some white card. I swiped the Worn Lipstick DOX pad over the ridges and spritzed the panel with a light spray of water. Not one to waste a thing, I flipped another piece of card over it while it was still wet and got a second background to use on a future project.

I adore Linda's snowflake made with Stacked Snowflakes die, but I used Tim's Layered Snowflake with embossing folder. I cut my snowflake two times--once from glossy card stock and once from Metallic Kraftstock. I laid the glossy one in a puddle of watered down Worn Lipstick DOX, dried and repeated until pleased with the result. I later embossed it while it was still damp. I cut another tiny snowflake from Kraftstock using Mini Paper Snowflakes Thinlits die. I sanded the metallic snowflakes and edged them all in Vintage Photo Distress ink. A Fluted Star swiped with Distress crayon in pewter and heat set sits on top.

The holly is leftover from another project I am working on, and I heat embossed it as Linda did with Hammered Metal powder.

On vellum, I used Gilded Holidays Remnant Rubs for part of my sentiment, but not wanting to press my luck with the rub ons, I spelled out Merry using Holiday Words #2 Thinlits.

That's about it for this non traditional card. I've got to put my nose to the grindstone to get caught up, but I think I'll be able to complete Linda's challenge on time.

I'm sharing with these challenges:

Thank you for your visit today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

I used the following products which are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Gorgeous make Sara Emily! Love the embossing and soft colors.
    Hope you had nice Thanksgiving.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. Sigh - another beyond-amazing creation, Sara Emily. I love LOVE the amazing colors, the irregular "brokenness" I associate with crystalized ice, the color choices that are pure magic, the crimped background covered with the frostiness of vellum, and your snowflake embossed background! I love it all, and the way it speaks about the life-spam of snow - preciously pure, used and tramped upon, and finally, not so pretty after all LOL WONDERFUL CREATION! hugs, de

  3. Oh, how beautiful Sara, you did a great job crimping the white card and the Worn Lipstick 'stripes' look amazing. I do love Linda's stacked snowflakes but there is something so elegant and special about the layered snowflake - I just love the way you coloured it. A real triumph!! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. A beautiful card Sara and a great take on Linda's tag and the crimped banner looks brilliant. I've just made a start on the 12 tags, but better late than never!
    Avril xx

  5. What a fabulous card! I can see how Linda's tag influenced you but I do love these subtle colours and the clever way you layered it! Hugs, Chrisx ps Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog!! xx

  6. I love your beautiful card, Sara Emily! The coloring of the snowflake offset with the metallic cardstock is awesome looking.

  7. WOW! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything SNOW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  8. Sara Emily, I love your non-traditional card! Who would think hammered metal on holly leaves would look so awesome, but it does. Love the pink snowflake layered over the metallic one, and with that tiny snowflakes in the center. Your snowflake background and crimped background are perfect. This is gorgeous! Hugs :-)

  9. Wow!! Your non-traditional card is gorgeous Sara! I love the layered snowflake and the metalic embossing on the holly is stunning! A wonderful take on Linda's tag!! Have a lovely day!! hugs xx

  10. So pretty! I love all the textures...just stunning.Thanks for joining us at Dies r Us!

  11. Fabulous creation with the gorgeous snowflake! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us!

  12. The embossing brings this to life! How smart of you to use the paper crimper to get those lovely candycane stripes. This is off the charts beautiful! Wow, I just used this snowflake for the first time this year and am in love with it all over again now! Thanks for the inspiration, now I'm in the mood to play. Hugs, Autumn

  13. So beautiful and festive Sara!!
    Jackie xo

  14. merci de votre participation à notre challenge Sandee & Amelie's , à bientôt NATE

  15. Love the alternative pastel look, especially with the rugged corrugated cardboard - very cool.
    Alison x

  16. This is so lovely, Sara Emily! I love the expanded amount of pink ridged card stock. It makes a much more powerful statement than my skinny little banner. Your double layered snowflake is incredible. LOVE the way you have offset it so the metallic layer shines through. Awesome card for Week #8!


  17. Such a beautiful card, Sara! I love that it has different colours than the usual ones. And the textures are - as always - just sublime! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SASPC! Happy New Year!

    Claudia xxx


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