Monday, December 8, 2008
Hallmark Scrapbook Ice Skate Challenge
I was so excited to pick the challenge this week over at Hallmark Scrapbook (Thanks Nancy for letting me take your spot. xx). I've been wanting to do an ice skate card for a long time because I took ice skating lessons for 7 years as a child. My Daddy was an excellent figure skater and ice dancer and introduced me pretty young. In kindergarten I started taking lessons and every Saturday during the season we spent at the rink. He even made me one each year in our backyard to practice on. These are some of my best memories of time we spent together. For the Challenge you can use either the skate from the Joys of the Season or the new Christmas solutions cartridge. I chose the new one because it was nice and girly. I welded the shadow at 5 1/2" to make a shaped card. For some reason some of the shadows don't seem quite big enough for me on this cartridge so when I cut it on regular I decreased the size to 5 3/8". I used pearlescent and mirror cardstock from Best Occasions and the pretty patterned paper is from Daisy Bucket designs. BTW, the snowflake details didn't show up against my usual backdrop so I photographed it on the reverse dotted side of the paper. Isn't it pretty too? I ran the white cuff through the Xron right side down, left the paper attached and then ran it through Cuttlebug using the divine swirls folder. I then peeled off the backing and flocked it with fun flock. To add some more glitz I used frosted lace and silver stickles to accent the swirls. I laced ribbon through the eyelets and added tiny jingle bells and a snowflake charm to the bow. Couldn't wait to put pompoms on the ends because we weren't allowed to embellish our real skates lest some stray fiber fall on the ice and trip someone up.