Monday, November 19, 2007

On Board Jumbo Snow

I love making up titles for these posts... Most of the time they're pretty boring but today's title makes me laugh. Sounds like it should be a snowboarding post or something :)

So this is a card I used at one of my last parties. I wanted to show off the On Board stuff & I still had all these circle/flower things I ordered during convention. Great chance to do multiple projects with the same piece of On Board shape, don't you know. Also, I've been dying to use my Jumbo Snow Wheel. So here we go. This card was actually completely original, which is rare for me. Usually I like to look at layouts & color from other projects until something sticks, then make my own. This time I just set rules & waited to see what would happen.
Rule 1: must use a piece of On Board.
Rule 2: must use patterned paper.
Rule 3: must use Jumbo Snow Wheel.

I started with my Wintergreen DSP. Chose my card base (Certainly Celery) from the DSP. Decided to use just a little strip of DSP so I'd only use up one page. Decided it needed to be matted, so put Whisper White behind it. Chose Always Artichoke as the accent color because of the DSP. Decided that the "Snow" should be wheeled across the bottom in Always Artichoke... Didn't have a jumbo cartridge in Always Artichoke so had to hand ink it... hmmmmm... Next grabbed the only On Board shape of which I had enough for everyone, sanded and inked it in Always Artichoke Craft ink. Started looking around for a matching snowflake to put in the center & chose the one from All Through the Year. Stamped it in Certainly Celery on Whisper White and punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The whole thing looked OK, but then I sat there because it needed more..... didn't know what.... just more. I was going to pierce along the top but then I started to think "snow" and decided to make white dots with the gel pen instead. While I was doing that I noticed that the wheeled image also had some nice polka dots that would look lovely if I added white gel pen to them too. Now it looked better!

So, this is not my most favorite snowflake card I've ever done, but I think it's pretty cool and a little unusual. I like the idea of green snowflakes. Reminds me of Bartholomew Cubbins and the Ooobleck :) Hope this was fun!

1 comment:

Tai said...

This is really a nice and sweet card.