Saturday, November 8, 2014

Have a Dreamy Christmas






"With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?"
                                                                                -------------Fernand Mery

Hi, Friends.....

Second post of the evening, here, with an easy mailer and sort of a mixed media card using the card candy  I made a few days ago.  This time I wrapped some shimmery twine around the vellum pouch to dress it up like a Christmas present.  Sweet, huh?  I think so!!!  Ha!


 I wanted a dreamy, nostalgic look to this one that goes so well with the vellum, so I dredged out a piece of glossy cardstock from that ill-fated cling wrap technique several months ago.  Not only was I able to salvage those backgrounds by transferring onto watercolor paper, I also transferred some onto additional sheets of  (that ridiculously expensive) glossy photo paper (that I bought at a fantastically inflated price down in our little tiny town in the valley....but at least they had some!!!).  This is one of those pieces.  :)

I heat embossed some Mark's Finest Papers snowflake images, from the Calendar set, with some clear shimmery embossing powder.  You can see them better in this photo below.  I attached my shaker bundle with Beacon 3-in-1 and added a few soft foam snowflakes.  I finished it off with some dots of....yes, you guessed it....silver glitter glue.  (I can't seem to keep away from it on Christmas cards!!)


I love the dreamy soft colors and textures of this card.  Reminds me of Christmas cards and memories of days gone by.  I love this card also because it is an easy mailer.  But tell me, do you think it looks too much like a present floating in outer space or in the outer atmosphere or something????  [Meet George Jetson...with a present for....Jane, his wife.]  After I got it done, I wondered about that.  lol....

As always, thanks so much for your lovely comments.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Good Ol' Days
2. Vandicrafts Artistry Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
3. MFP FOSTV Challenge #144 - Include a Moving Element
4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #202 - Keep it Flat
5. Wow! Embossing Powder November Challenge - Multi-Media
6. I am also putting this card on the Day 3 - Watercolor Class gallery for the Online Card Classes - Holiday Card Workshop 2014.  I was inspired by Kristina's card with the lovely watercolor background and use of the dots of Stickles.

12 comments:

Janine said...

Nice idea - pretty present - gently falling to earth with the snow - magical!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Great work! Thanks for linking up at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Karenladd said...

Oh yes...it does look rather like the gift is floating in a winter wonderland, but that's what makes it so fabulous! One can imagine all manner of magical content just waiting to make it's way down to some deserving soul! These vellum shaker pouches are really inspiring your creativity aren't they?!

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, that photo that you posted of the kissy dog is making me laugh, and then laugh some more!! Have to say that it reminds me more of my 1 year old grand-daughter than our little white dog, but either way I can't stop looking at it and guffawing!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering more of your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 202- you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Melissa Vandridge said...

Janis you crack me up with your Jetson's reference! Cute idea for making the shaker a present. :) Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge! Be sure to come back Saturday-Monday to vote for your favorite two crafts. :)
Melissa - Vandicrafts

Janis said...

Thanks for giving me a better perspective on this card!!! I can see it!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Ashli! I appreciate you stopping by!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Yep....I really am thrilled that I was able to use those card candy vellum pouches right away after making them. I liked the idea of turning this one into a present. Thanks for helping me like my card better by such an imaginative interpretation!!!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Oh.....that's rich!!! Yes, yes, yes.....very much like a little 1 year old......or, sometimes, even a 4 yr old!!!! :) Awwwww....!!

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Janis

Janis said...

So sweet of you to visit the entries personally, Hazel!!! I am so impressed!!! Thanks for a fun challenge.

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Janis

Janis said...

Hehehehe....thank you, Melissa!! Somehow, it just seemed like something from that futuristic family. :)

<3
Janis