1.08.2014

My Door is Always Open



Cold as ICE!  Yup.  It's pretty much THAT throughout most of the United States at the moment, so, this challenge seems to be quite apropo.  We have ICE inspiration for you today!  Laura created this fabulous mood board to get us started on the ICE challenge theme.  The Design Team is playing with Glitter Ritz and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter products this week!  Woot!

 I recently got a few new sets from Paper Smooches and I have been DYING to try them, so, seeing as the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge is Anything Goes this week, I decided to combine that with our Simon Says Challenge for my fun shaker card!



My Door is Always Open


For this one I used both kraft and white woodgrain cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.  I truly love that stuff!  I created a shadow box with glittery edges to add that icy, snowy feel.  The house, from Bitty Bungalows, is nesteled into the snow and I just love that!  I really wanted a chimney on my house for my little scene, but I loved this particular house and door (so I could leave it open to go with the sentiment, of course) so I simply borrowed a chimney from one of the other stamps in the set with a bit of masking!  I love it!

My Door (detail)


For the shaker element, I added a flurry of sequins to create a gently, sparkly snow inside the box.  I wish I had taken a photo from the other angle so you could see the door propped open better, but it is.  I promise. HA!

Be sure to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the team has created and to link up YOUR NEW Ice inspired creation!


One lucky participant will win a $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!  Woot!  Woot!  What are YOU going to create?!


Have a Happy!!!




26 comments:

~amy~ said...

amazing!
Stay Warm!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

you rocked this card!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

You are a freaking ROCK STAR!!! That ice is the coolest thing EVER!!! You never cease to amaze me...love that about you!!! :) Just a great card. What a way to start my day!!! THANKS!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE all that sparkly snow, such a cool card!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer!! Love how you made that icy window!!

hugs...

Debra said...

Lovely card...homey and cozy...but, exactly how did you make the icy window?

Dee said...

Oh, I love this. You're so creative. Happy New Year!!

Samantha Mann said...

Duuuuude!! This card is freaking amazing!! The shaker part is just cool! But that ice around it...ummm...I DIE! It's amazing!! Wow!!

Annheidel said...

Super cute! I love how it looks like a frosted window.

Larissa Heskett said...

WoW WoW WoW!! This is Such an AWESOME Card!! I LOVE this idea!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Lorraine A said...

LOVE shaker cards and this is BRILLIANT !! totally LOVE LOVE LOVE this :-)

luv
Lols x x x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous, Jennifer! I love the frosty window effect :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Heather said...

A stunning card Jennifer, a fabulous shaker element, a sweet image and your ice and snow are just beautiful!!

hugs
Heather xx

Angi Barrs said...

This is so creative. I love the snowy scene!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous shaker card! Love the textured card stock for this design, too! Well done!

Lin said...

Such a wonderful take on the challenge, Jennifer! You've achieved the look of a frosty window!

Lagene said...

WOW beautiful icy shaker card!

Greta said...

Darling card!

Kelly Griglione said...

Adorable, love that your door is really open! Great coloring on your house, too.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and beautiful too.
luv
Debby

Jo Nevill said...

Fabulous snowy card x

Laura Sterckx said...

This card is awesome!! I love the icy edges, I wanted to do that as well but I didn't know how to start, lol! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Jingle this is so completely amazing!! Love every single detail!!

Katie Gehring said...

Wow, what an amazing card! LOVE this frosty little scene and so appropriate for this crazy weather we have had! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

adorable winter scene.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is a fabulous card, Jingle! LOOOOOOVE the glittered/snow design with the red! Super cute little house! FAB card! THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:) Hope you join in the fun again this week (Picture Perfect)!!! <3

ps… I got your email! I'll respond soon <3

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