Thursday, January 1, 2015

this week's sketch. . . .

at MFT was the perfect sketch challenge for me.  Why??  My Big Shot died.  Well, let's just say I killed it.  It is a long story, but somehow I did manage to put it out of commission.  A replacement is on its way, but meanwhile I could not use it to make any cards. 

This sketch was easy enough to manually cut the angled shape of the sketch. The SSS sentiment was heat embossed on a Jillibean Soup doily to create a circle shape.  The papers and stamped snowflakes are from the SSS January card kit.  I stamped a few of the tiny snowflakes on the patterned paper using the white ink pad included in the kit.  And, the purple snowflakes were stamped using Brilliance Victorian Violet ink.  This is my first attempt to use Karen Dunbrook's technique of using a rubber mallet to selectively or randomly dry emboss a design into cardstock.  (upper left corner)  What fun!  And, my rubber mallet only cost $1.49. 

Also sending this to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp:  anything goes!

Word Art Wednesday:  anything goes!

Here's to a brand new year - wishing each one of you the best of everything throughout 2015!


Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so funny, Joy! I've come pretty close to killing mine, too! I'm glad you have a new one on the way, but you certainly can make a fantastic card without it. A rubber mallet? I missed that post of Karen's so I will be checking it out thanks to your cool card!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful use of the sketch Joy. Hope your replacement comes soon.

Virginia Lu said...

I would have been stumped by this sketch, but you make it look EASY! Gorgeous card, Joy! I really like the glitter and ornate die! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Also, I really love reading your kind comments! You are a GEM!! Wish you and family a happy and healthy 2015!

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful creation here fabulous design and gorgeous colour tones.May 2015 bring everything wonderful to
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Theresa said...

I would be lost without my Big Shot but you created a beautiful card...great use of the sketch. Will have to check out the rubber mallet. TFS that tip.
Wishing you the best New Year!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to create WITHOUT a Big Shot! Takes us back a few years huh? :) I also broke mine a few months ago. DH literally took every screw out to get the stuck die I had in it out. All I could do was laugh when I saw ALL THE PIECES on the ground~ I got back my die though! :)

Karen Letchworth said...

What a SUPER sweet card. THanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and please join us again soon.
Bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

cotnob said...

I hope your Big Shot replacement arrives soon, you must be lost without it.
Your card is fabulous, lovely contrast between the white and dark papers.

Greta said...

Wowzer, Joy--what a wonderful birthday card! I think I have every Brilliance color except Victorian Violet! Love your stamping & how you put everything together! Hope your new machine arrives soon!