Hello and Happy Friday!
Today is the last day to upload cards for the Hope You Can Cling to challenges. Originally, I planned to do them all...then I decided I probably would not get them done, so I slowed down this week. I actually spent time cleaning up a table in my stamp space last night. I had slowed down a lot because I was intimidated by some of the challenges. Well, I decided to cram things in and I did finish on time! Unfortunately, I had computer issues, so I did not get these uploaded before noon. No biggie...I am just thrilled that I completed all 35 challenges! NEXT year, I will shoot for the Queens Thread!
This card was the last one I did, but the very first HYCCT challenge posted. It's supposed to be paper tole. I struggle with fussy cutting, so I held off on this. The pieces should be curled a bit more. Even so, he's kinda cute! Not only was this card for Lydia's paper tole challenge, but it also for a color challenge; #496 on SCS. I have a soft sky card base with pieces of cherry cobbler pattern paper and silver glimmer paper. I stamped this snowman from SU's "Snow Much Fun" 3 different times. The hat/head, scarf, and boots were cut separately for the tole technique. I dropped a boot, or lost it...cut out another one, but it was the same side I already had adhered! All this at 11:50 a.m.! LOL So, I just colored the flat boot. Poor guy needs an upgrade! He is mounted on island indigo, but I couldn't find the right marker so I used taken with teal instead. Bakers twine and a sentiment punched out with the modern label finish it off.
Next, I have a card for Barbara's challenge, which uses Embossing Paste...sort of. I had never even seen this stuff before so I ended up making some of my own. I had to rush to get this done, but I will definitely try it again. My paste was made with baby powder, Tombow liquid glue, and white shimmer paint. I added old olive ink for the color. I started with a pumpkin pie card base. Fortunately, I had a piece left over from my smashed ink challenges, and the scrap from my Sizzix Leaves die. Both came in handy, as I had to rush to get this done! I used the scrap as stencil to spread the paste in leaf shapes. I really like the texture that resulted. My sentiment is from SU's "All Holidays" stamped in rich razzleberry on a Top Note die cut. A bit of peach parfait ribbon is the last detail. I am not thrilled with the overall card, but it isn't bad for such a quick project. If I take more time, I could probably do some very nice, detailed projects with this paste.
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