Sunday, September 7, 2008

Let it Snow

I made this card with the idea of entering it in the Christmas card contest SU! is running in their Sept. issue of Stampin' Success. Let me tell you, it is not easy making a card with only Stampin' Up! materials (and only current ones to boot!). At least for me it isn't, because I have such a hodge podge of stamps and materials from different companies.

Anyhow, this is the card I came up with, but I decided not to submit it. I don't enter a lot of contests, and if I am going to enter something it's going to be with a card that screams WINNER to me.... and this one doesn't. It's ok, I like it a lot, but I think they will be picking winners who use their big shots (SU!'s big new release), so why waste a perfectly good card, when I can send it to someone who will really appreciate it this Christmas? I hope that makes sense!

Anyhow, my idea was for the letters to be almost like a bunting, free flowing. BUT, I clipped two of the eyelets a little too tight so it doesn't swing the way I'd like it to. Still, it's cute. I like it. I tried to do snow with glitter on the white cs, but it seems pretty sparse. I purposefully kept the card sort of plain, because I've always gotten the impression that plain is what SU! looks for when it comes to the cards they choose (not in a bad way, just not overdone).

So, there you have it. My contest entry that won't enter the contest! :o)

Stamps: Big on Christmas (SU!)
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Other: Stampin' Write Markers, Dazzling Diamonds, Real Red Eyelets, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Brads

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Sparkle said...

It's adorable! I love the snow in the background.

Holly said...
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Holly said...

It's a winner in my book! I really love this Sarah, but you're probably right about them picking things made with the big shot.

Anonymous said...

I think it is great!

Courtney said...

Oh how cute is this! I know what you mean to be limited to SU. I have such a hard time now since I've branched out... hmmm.

But your idea is just cute, cute, cute!

Lorie said...

I still think you should enter it as it is adorable!

Kim said...

Sarah I think it is adorable!
Hugs~ Kim

Dani said...

I think you should still enter it. Everyone is going to think the same and therefore use their big shot. Yours will be different and stand out!
The card is super cute and I would totally pick it as a winner! :)

Mandy said...

Sarah! This card is SO totally cute! I think you should enter it!

Sue said...

Love the way you hung the letters!

ChrissyM said...

It's a winner in my eyes! Very cute card! I would have a hard time making a card with just SU items too.


Catherine said...

too cut!

Kari said...

Super cute card!! I love everything about it!!

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