Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC37 – Snowflakes of Peace

WWC37 – Jackie’s Sketch Challenge

WWC37 - Jackie Watercooler sketch Feb 2015

Welcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   As an artist on the team I always enjoy the twists and turns my fellow artists throw my way.  This week my friend Jackie provided a lovely and classic sketch.   Lovely because no matter how you put it together it’s going to look good.   Classic because well…all the shapes involved are just that…classic.   So where is the twist and turn you are asking…well…that I provided myself.   I just had to take lovely and classic and take it a slightly different way.   It is a challenge right? {grin}    Of course if you’ve been around the stamping world for a bit you’ll recognize the classic fold I used.   So really…though my design is my own and based on Jackie’s sketch…it still is classic!

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WWC37 - Jackie's Sketch Challenge - Peaceful Snowflake 1 - Jean Fitch

I’m in love with the new Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and in particular the sheet (3 of them) that has elegant silver snowflakes on a white vellum.   You can back it with any number of colors and it looks lovely.   I wish you could see this card in person.  The silver snowflakes printed on the vellum are really quite dark, sparkly and lovely.   In the picture above they show up closer to the real deal on the right side.

So what is the classic fold I mentioned?  I can’t remember the name but it takes advantage of the diagonal in Jackie’s sketch and opens a bit like a gatefold card to reveal the interior of the card as you can see below:

WWC37 - Snowflake Diagonal Fold 3

The flaps go down….

WWC37- snowflake diagonal fold 2

And then the center is revealed….

WWC37 - snowflake diagonal fold 4

On the inside layer I kept it simple.  On the Soft Sky cardstock I used Soft Sky ink and stamped one of the snowflakes from Flurry of Wishes all along the inside border and then placed my favorite sentiment from the entire Holiday Catalog right smack dab in the middle in Night of Navy.  I left just enough room to sign my name before sending it out.  Because really…with that sentiment…what more do you need.   Of course if you are a nonstop writer who just has a lot to say you can write on the flaps and see if your recipient can keep track too.

While the layers might look tricky on the front really it’s just a matter of creating squares for the layers and then just cutting them from corner to corner and adhering in the right order.   I’ll try to put some pictures together in another post to show you the specifics if I get a spare moment before Saturdays Christmas Stamp a Stack.

Supplies & Measurements:

Stamps:

Flurry of Wishes, Peaceful Wreath (Peace sentiment)  both from Holiday Catalog.

Inks:

Soft Sky, Night of Navy

Paper:

4″ x 12” Whisper White Cardstock – scored at 4″, 8″ and folded in thirds – then use the trimmer cut your diagonals by lining up the corner to the opposite corner of the first third of the card.  Then reverse the angle for the second diagonal on the lower third section of the three section card base.

3-1/2″ x 3-1/2” Soft Sky cardstock
3-1/2″ x 3-1/2” Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Cut the two above layers from corner to corner and adhere together then adhere to the cut diagonals on the front of the card base.

2-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock – Circle Punch cut
2″ Soft Sky – Circle Punch cut

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – Snow Flurry Punch cut

Silver Cording Bow (Holiday Catalog), Rhinestones

Tools & Adhesives:

2-1/2″ Circle Punch,  2″ Circle Punch, Snow Flurry Punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Scissors
SNAIL Adhesive & glue dots

After I finished the card I realized that a similar design could be placed on the top of any square box you made to hold a gift or a gift card.   You could even place the layers without diagonal cutting on a standard 4″ square card front.  Whatever you wish…the challenge is now yours!

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That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams 3D contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner and have the option to place our new winner’s badge on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

We had 5 linky posts this last time so there is a winner and a runner up for the last challenge.   Check out our winner here.  And check this post out so you can see the wonderful additions by all the challenge participants. Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

Hugs and Blessings to all my challenge friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink

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