Friday 14 November 2014

Scandi bedtime story!

I'm playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party this month and I've even managed more than one challenge!

The first challenge is "Scandi tags" and although mine kind of evolved to be a bit more complex than I originally intended I think it probably still qualifies! I toyed with putting white faux stitching around the edge of the heart but decided that was yet more complexity so I skipped it in the end!

I reckon if you moved the button and snowflake to be central and punched a wee hole at the top of the heart that bit would make pretty Scandinavian-style hanging decorations for the tree, too!

Supplies from Waltzingmouse:
Stitched Tags dies
My Heart dies
Snowflake #2 die
Folk art medallion stamp set (for sentiment)
Offbeat backgrounds stamp set (chequerboard pattern)

Other supplies:
Adirondack Red Pepper ink
Wooden button
White crochet thread

The final challenge of a Pajama Party is always a "bedtime story" sketch and as I've been meaning to play with these big, ornately scripted Christmas sentiments and not getting round to it I leapt on the sketch's large central oval as the perfect kickstart.

Claire has cut files and dies that match the stamps in the Festive Foliage set but I quite like cutting out so I took the good old-fashioned scissor route. The design is flat enough not to need extra postage and dies or cut files would make mass production doable - hand cutting would mean you were a slave to cutting out for many evenings, I would think!

I gave myself a nightmare to photograph but die cutting the snowflakes from double-sided tape sheet and rubbing on Crystal glitter makes a really pretty, festive touch in real life. The dots are done with a regular hole punch with the tape/glitter and the frosty edge of the oval is just PVA glue applied with a paintbrush to hold the glitter.

Supplies from Waltzingmouse:
Tis the Season stamp set
Festive Foliage stamp set
Snowflake #2 die

Other supplies:
Decoart Glamour Dust glitter - Crystal
Detail gold embossing powder
Distress ink - Barn Door
Versafine ink - Olympia Green
Double-sided tape sheet
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


Maja said...

Beautiful creations.

Kath said...

Love both of those . Very classy.

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Beautiful card & tag, love the glitter & the cute snowflake button heart :)

Deborah said...

Love the clean lines of the Scandi tag - and the Christmas card is gorgeous.

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely creations Joanne! love the checkerboard on your tag - and that holly stamp is in one of my fav WMS sets - it looks so pretty against the green and gold and lovely glittery snow! So glad you joined us at the WMS pajama party!

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Joanne, both creations are so beautiful. And your card is just fantastic, I like dark green foliage and bright red berries against white glitter and golden embossing. And thank you for commenting on my participation post, I appreciated :)

Claire said...

I think you've used the perfect amount of detail on your Scandi the wooden button - it kinds of warms it up a bit and you've totally nailed the sketch challenge!

Maureen said...

These are both super fabulous! Really love your tag!

Kate said...

Exquisite creations !!!

Unknown said...

These are superb Joanne, thank you so much for playing along with our PJ party! the red and white is a classic tag, love the checkerboard touch and the sparkly snowflakes steal the show on the card, I have been searching for double sided tape wide enough with no luck!!

Jeanne J. said...

I love that wood button on the snowflake on your tag, and your card just takes my breath away! Love the embossing and the sparkle and shine! I'd love to see it in person!

Anonymous said...

Both absolutely lovely! I love the Scandi style myself, and your card is beautiful x

Kathy said...

What wonderful projects these are, and so different from each other.