Friday, August 12, 2011

Festive Fridays 8-11 and part of Day 4 pictures

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Festive Fridays. If you are new to us, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy some wonderful Christmas Cards. Yes, I did say Christmas...Festive Fridays will be every other Friday with samples of Christmas cards. This way, you can be making your cards all year long and you will avoid the mad rush when you could be enjoying the Christmas Season. You should have just come from Amanda. If you stumbled upon this post you can go back to Terri and start at the beginning. There is also a complete list of the Festive Friday hop on the left sidebar under the Festive Fridays blinkie in case you get lost along the way.

Today I am showing a non-traditional color card.  I love experimenting with different mediums and ideas and this one just kinda fell together.  This wasn't how it was supposed to be, but I think it turned out pretty good.
This was super simple.  I used my E-Craft to cut the snowflakes with SCAL3.  Then I laid them onto white cardstock and used my ink to paper direct on top of them.  Some areas got darker than others, but I like how the white peaks through.  Then I took one of the snowflakes and popdotted it in the corner.  I also used a small snowflake stamp and stamped my background paper.  SUPER easy and kinda fun.

Now I know some of the girls are giving away blog candy, so please make sure you stop over and visit each one of them.

I hope you like my Festive Friday card and hope to see you back in two weeks for another Christmas card.  Now head on over to Angela and check out what she has for you.

Just a few vacation pictures and a video:
The morning's a bit breezy, but the wind is going
to be at our backs throughout the entire paddle back
to civilization.  It will be a beautiful trip home. 
Just a few sprinkles and it created this beautiful rainbow.
We watched a craw fish eat our last sunny.  Can you
see him munching on the tail?  I bet I sat and watched 
for at least a half an hour.  Unfortunately we didn't catch
anymore fish before heading out at 1 pm, so Mr. Crawfish
had lunch instead.
Here is a video of the entire camp.  I hope you enjoyed
Boundary Waters with me.  I know I had a great time.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see our paddle out.  It was a beautiful trip.


  1. Fun techniques...keep up the great work.

  2. What a pretty card Brenda. Great job on creating the background paper. I would not have known unless you pointed it out. I love the white that's left after the ink to paper technique. Very nice job. It's cool how you choose a tree to photograph at different times throughout your time at BW. Great way to document the serenity and beauty.

  3. Love this blustery winter card - beautiful effect and so easy. I'm going to try this out : ) Susan

  4. What a beautiful it!

  5. What a unique card! I love it! TFS

    becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

  6. I like how this came out Brenda! I'll have to try that technique, it looks cool! (haha no pun intended :) Looks like you had a great vacation also, lovely photos! Have a great weekend!

  7. Love the technique :) Non-traditional is always fun :)

  8. Very nice card and tfs the pics and video!

  9. Brenda what a great card and technique!!! love it!
    Looks like vac was fun!!!
    hugs.. Laura

  10. Nice card and idea! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Your card has inspired me to play with my inks, paints, etc. to see what special effects I can create, so nice, TFS :)) Keep smiling, CArol

  12. Love, love, love this card. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Brenda, if it wasn't suppose to turn out that way, it certainly did turn out great!!! I love how you use different mediums and unusual techniques! You make me wish I had an E-Craft machine!!!

    More great vacation pics!!!

  14. i love the card & snowfake effect! following via GFC! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot comi love the card & snowfake effect! following via GFC! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  15. Fun card! I love the direct to paper technique for stamping the snowflakes and I love the non-traditional colors too!


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