20 November 2014

Do You Believe?

Hi everyone and welcome. Time for me to share another of my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas cards, having previously shared the first one here and the second here. Today I'm taking inspiration from Tag No. 2, very much a Wendy Vecchi style one this time. Again I 'deconstructed' Linda's ideas to build the layers shown here.


OK, let's start by doing the admin stuff - this annual challenge is being hosted by Linda Coughlin, the Funkie Junkie herself and has been very generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. The idea is that you take inspiration from each of Linda's weekly tags and create your own version, linking all 12 before December 21st to be in with a chance to win.


Now on Linda's original tag she has very cleverly layered the stencilling and stamping onto one layer but I wanted to go with my tried and trusted layering formula to get the design right on a square card base. By stamping, stencilling and spraying the Christmas tree design onto two overlapping circles I could work out where to add the other details. You should be able to spot the reverse printing from the Checkmate stencil, the border stamping and the Merry Christmas stencilling. By sticking to a limited colour palette the way Linda did this all married perfectly.


You may be able to spot the little droplets of Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stains on the background and I used a Frayed Burlap Distress Marker with my waterbrush to create the shadow around the circles. 


Then onto those finishing touches. Linda's idea to add the words from the License Plate Art stamp set was genius, particularly when teamed with Red Geranium Embossing Powder. I added a stencilled/embossed parcel too. Then the little metal snowflakes attached with jump rings and mirrored star provided that touch of sparkle.


This card came together so easily by using the ideas from Linda's original tag and I can't wait to share the next couple very soon.
Tomorrow I'll be back with some extra inspiration for the current A Vintage Journey challenge; I hope you can join me for that, and in the meantime take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


23 comments:

  1. Fantastic Jenny! Love the Pine Needles with the red, great contrast! The splashes of metallic are so eye catching, and the checker board is such a great backdrop! Love it! hugs :)

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  2. This is fabulous Jenny, facebook wouldn't let me type anything but dots!!!!! Soooo annoying xxx

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  3. This is just gorgeous Jenny... I love it. I got here via pesky FB!!
    Suzi B xx

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  4. Ohhhhhh I LOVE this one! I'm trying to think about what I love most but really...all of it!

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  5. Hello!!! Very nice, I love!!! May have to try something similar. xx

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  6. Fabulous interpretation of Linda's tag Jenny. Again a wonderful composition. Nikki x

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  7. I am so loving your Christmas cards! Love how you used these stamps and the traditional Christmassy colors! Hugs!

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  8. Good evening Jenny,
    Love, love, love, it all.
    Everything is so beautiful
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  9. Love, love, love this one, it is gorgeous, the reverse stenciling is a lovely touch! Anne xx

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  10. Wonderful card you made, great texture and colors + bling! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  11. This may start another yearly trend of the twelve cards of Jenny!.. Another fabulous card, so clever! Ruth x

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  12. this is just delightful!
    I LOVE it!

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  13. I absolutely adore this Jenny. You did a great job deconstructing and reconstructing! I love the fancy stitching stamp peaking out from under the stack and the way you attached the snowflake charm is so clever! Great make for Tag #2!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  14. Another fabulous card Jenny ! You really are on a roll ! Sue C x

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous Jenny. Such fabulous texture and layering.
    Love it!
    Fliss xx

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  16. Wow, wow, wow, woooow! And one more wooow! xx

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  17. Your cards are ALWAYS so beautiful! The use of your negative space is a joy, and you do this so so so well! Gorgeous!

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  18. Fantastic card with the Christmas Colours and a clean crisp look to it.

    Love Chrissie x

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  19. Wonderful Jenny, such a great take on the original!

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  20. Wow ! fabulous use of the stamps and such a great amount of individual details !

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  21. Of course I do, do you?

    Love all the embossing really brings it to life

    xxx

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  22. WOW, Jenny!! I love the crispness of all of the white stock with the bright pops of red & green-especially your heat embossed pieces! Those really pop!! Fab interpretation of Linda's tag!! XOXO-Shari

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  23. Yes I believe and it looks like you do too! Wonderful colors.
    Sandy xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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