Wednesday, January 1, 2020

ABC Christmas Challenge: A & B

Happy 2020! Since the new year is starting on a Wednesday, so is the alphabet at ABC Christmas Challenge
Our challenges this month are A for Anything Christmas and B for Bingo. For my anything Christmas card, I made my first ever shadow box card! 

I am so happy with the way this card turned out, and a lot of the credit goes to my friend Stephanie, who has a really easy-to-follow tutorial here. (Sure, I could try to explain how I made mine, but Steph's instructions can't be beat! Also, I don't make videos. :D) I have two layers of snow, with images adhered to them and directly to the base of the box. Not having an engineering degree, this first attempt doesn't sit perfectly flat when folded, but close enough to still fit in a regular envelope, which was good enough for me. ;) 
Our second prompt this month is a bingo challenge, with the following grid: 

Oh look, there's clean and simple in the bottom row. :D Seemed like a good choice for me: 

I stamped and silver-embossed all the snowflakes in the Studio Katia Snowflakes stamp set and die cut them. As it turned out, I only needed three of them for the die cut panel I wanted to use. I added an embossed sentiment, and this card was done. 

While the snowflakes were right there anyway, I made a second card: 

This one counts for the bottom row of the bingo board as well, but not as obviously, with just the dir cut base panel and the sentiment banner. This time the snowflakes are embossed in white, with different colours of distress ink blended over each. 
I know, I know, it's January, but if you're anything like me, not all the Christmas card supplies have been tucked away.:D Why not give yourself a head start and join us? 

Supplies: (ho-ho-holidays) Neenah white & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Lawn Fawn Snow Day Remix patterned paper, Heffy Doodle Santa's Village stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn Ho Ho Holidays stamps, Versamark onyx black & Stampin' Up real red ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Copic markers, MFT stitched square, blueprints 29 sentiment banner & Scenic Safari dies; (silver snowflakes) Neenah white cardstock, Studio Katia Snowflakes stamps & dies, Versamark, Ranger ultra fine silver embossing powder, MFT stitched rectangle die; (Christmas cheer) Neenah white cardstock, Craft Smith green card base, Studio Katia Snowflakes & Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way stamps, Versamark, Ranger classic cherry & spun sugar, festive berries, salty ocean, milled lavender & evergreen bough distress inks, Wow fine white embossing powder, Sugar Pea card front element builder & MFT blueprints 29 dies, foam tape

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Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Lindsey, you are off to a fabulous start for 2020 with these lovely cards. Love the delicate snowflakes and how you got 2 completely different looks with them, and the shaker card is just awesome!!!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I trust 2020 will bring all you hope for.
Carol x

Barbara Godden said...

Super cards, that shadow box is awesome, Her video is very easy to follow, another thing to try, I'm sure my great grandson would think a shadow bod was super. Easy challenge for January, I might find time.

Dorte said...

Happy New Year, Lindsey.
Lovely projects for our first ABC challenge in 2020.
Dorte xx

Helen said...

These are all fabulous Lyndsey - love that shadowbox card!
Helen x

JulieP said...

A box card is also in my 2020 list. Lol! Not sure I can do anymore Christmas right now though.

Chris Dring said...

Wow! All of these cards are fabulous, but that shadow box card is AMAZING!!

Lynda said...

great collection of cards - loving that shadow box......and to say it's your first! Love them xx

Joyce said...

2 wonderful cards, Lindsey. I really love that shadow box. One day, I will check out that tutorial and try one of my own. I really love how you have so many different layers in your wonderful scene.

cm said...

Look at you with your trio of festive fabulousness! The shadowbox is such fun (one of these days I'll give this a try) and the snowflake duo...stunning! Christmas supplies no where near being tucked away...still so many to play with that I didn't get around to in December. Thank heavens for being on Christmas design teams *grin*