"A dog will flatter you but you have to flatter the cat."
A third post for this evening and I am still not caught up!! I wanted to be sure to get this one in for the MFP FOSTV - include a moving element challenge. So glad shakers qualify, since I am using my Card Candy from the other day....and they are all shaker pouches!! :) The one I chose for this card has a little Mark's Finest Paper snowman image from their Calendar set. Cute!!!
Do you notice something on this card that you've never seen me use on a card before???? For the answer, keep reading, Lizzie.....
First of all, special mention to two inspirations for this card:
I was really impressed by some simple and lovely Christmas cards made by Guest Designer, Louise, over at Jennifer Grace's Frosty Festivities extravaganza. (Did I mention there are prizes?????)
Also, look at these fun wintery colors on Joanna's Inspired by Stamping monthly challenge! So icy and snowy!! I had to make at least one entry. :)
Here's a close-up of my shaker pouch and the sweet little snowman. I stamped him in London Fog Memento ink in case I wanted to watercolor him, but decided I liked him just in gray. What do you think???
Now here is the answer to the above question. What appears on this card that I never use??? Washi tape!
Perhaps I don't really know how to use it...or else it doesn't seem to fit with my style...or something. Maybe it's because I don't have that many rolls of it (less than 20!).....I must be the only one with that few, right? Ha! Anyway, I never use it on my cards and rarely on other projects. But, for some reason, it seemed right for this card.
I wasn't sure if it would look decent on top of this dry embossing, but I was pleasantly surprised with the result. The texture really doesn't show through all that much. Anyway, what do you think? Did I do it right????? I sure hope so!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by to see my card. This is another in my easy-mailer series...and....I think it would work as a masculine card, too. Loving that!!! Have a lovely rest of the weekend!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Jennifer Grace's Frosty Festivities 2014 Linky Party
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. Inspired by Stamping Inspirational Challenge (IBSIC #87) - Color challenge
6. I am also putting this card on the pre-class gallery for the Online Card Classes - Holiday Card Workshop 2014.