Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Out With the Old, In With the New

Happy New Year everyone! I have some exciting news to share – I have joined the Design Team of The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog! I am really looking forward to working with some stellar designers and making projects for the always interesting bi-weekly challenges. We are kicking off the year with the challenge, Out With the Old, In With the New. The challenge is to use something old from your stash and something new (did Santa bring you crafty supplies for Christmas?)

I created a New Year's card using some 'old favorites' from my supplies and a few new things that I didn't get to use during the holiday making season.

The Tim Holtz stamp sets Grunge Flakes and Reindeer Flight are oldies but goodies. The snowflake cluster from Reindeer Flight is a stamp I use again and again!

One of my "new" things is the Tim Holtz Snowflakes 3-D Impresslits Folder that I was able to get last month but hadn't used yet. I love that it cuts and embosses in one pass and has such great detail!

Here are a few peeks at the process of putting this card together:

The initial color layers of the background were made with various blue Distress Paints. Lots of 'smooshing' and flicking with water to take advantage of its water reactive properties. Then I stamped the snowflakes with Archival Inks. I wanted to tone the bright blues down a bit (and add some bling) so I sprayed the whole background with Distress Frosted Juniper Mica Stain.

I added sparkle to the 3-D snowflakes by spritzing them with Distress Resist Spray and then dusting with Dry Rock Candy Glitter. The little Glitter Dusters are handy for applying just a bit of glitter to a project.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check out the fun challenges we have on the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. They are always good for sparking your creativity! You have two weeks to join the current challenge so I hope you give it a go.

Supplies used:
Tim Holtz stamp set CMS098 - Grunge Flakes
Tim Holtz stamp set CMS052 - Reindeer Flight
Tim Holtz stamp set - Stamptember 2018 (sentiment)
Tim Holtz die set 660060 - Labels
Tim Holtz 3-D Impresslits 665376 - Snowflake
Distress Paint - Broken China, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
Distress Glitter - Rock Candy
Tim Holtz Mica Spray Stain - Frosted Juniper

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  1. Fabulous Lisa, what a beautiful way to kick off the year.
    I love the icy blues and the way you accented the snowflake die cuts with black. Welcome to the team!

  2. Lisa... So Glad to have you join us on the design team! Gorgeous shimmery card with lovely layers of color!

  3. A beautiful card, Lisa! I love that snowflake stamp, too; it's a real classic! I'm so excited you have joined the team, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you will inspire us with!

  4. Gorgeous card! The snowflakes are magical with that touch of distress glitter. Welcome to the team!


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