Monday, November 23, 2020

Skate Our Way Through the Holidays

Happy Monday!  Today I wanted to share with you several cards and tags that I made this weekend as I played with the ice skates from Polka Dot Orchard's Merry ChristMouse package.  I love the vintage look of this image drawn by artist Jeanie Hayes and wanted to try it with several different backgrounds and other papers.  

I'll walk you through a few of the details of each of them.

 Starting at the top center - This one is a collaboration with Gracillie's Design - Cheery Christmas.  

I sized the wreath to about 4" and then added the skates to the center and the sentiment to the bottom right corner.  After printing I used my Copic markers for coloring and the Tattered Lace Lacy Days die for the edging.  I covered the card base with a red, black and silver plaid cardstock and secured the image slightly tilted to the left.  I added a small holly die cut branch on the top corner to complete this first card.

The second card is on a kraft 5" card base with a black liner then a vintage mat.  I added the green patterned paper that was die cut with the Gina Marie Designs Pointed Oval die (discontinued) then the skates that I fussy cut out after lightly coloring with Copics W2 & R01.  After securing the sentiment and all the other elements, I added a thin layer of glossy pen to the blades of the skates to complete card 2. 

The small tag in the center bottom was cut using Nellie Snellen Multi Curved Tag die is also Copic colored using W2 and R01 with C4 for the blades. It has a miniature holly and berries die cut added to the bow,  The tag is die cut out of black and cream plaid and a black organza ribbon was added to complete this tag.

For the larger tag to the left, after coloring, I lightly chalked a bit of stenciling behind the skates and then die cut the Gina Marie Designs X-stitched rectangle edging.  I added two die cut silver snowflakes to the top layer.  Next I die cut the top edge of a purple and also a red dotted tag, then layered them and tied with a lavender organza ribbon. 

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope these four examples will give you some new ideas of ways you use these cute skates. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

CD Sunday ~ Challenge #49 Anything Goes 

Crazy Hazelnut Patterned Paper ~ Challenge #11 

My Little Christmas Challenge #28 

Sweet Stampers ~ Challenge #50  Christmas 

Polkadoodles ~ Challenge #47 

52 Christmas Card Throwdown ~ November


Serving a Risen Savior,


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  1. It's always lovely to see what you can do with one image. They all look so nice. [Bunny]

  2. A great set of cards and tags. I really like the skates!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. A great selection. My own favourite is the wreath. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Gorgeous work with the skate image Pam
    Stay safe

  5. Love the jaunty angle of your wreath card. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  6. skating is definitely a way to think Winter Wonderland. it brings back many memories out there on frozen pond skating along! perfect card for our 52CCT challenge.

  7. Lovely set of cards and tags, I like the way your used the skates in various ways
    Thank you ofr joining us
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. quelle superbes créations Pamela, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  9. The skates are fabulous and I love how you have used them. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  10. A lovely collection of cards and tags which showcase the skates beautifully.

    Thank you for sharing them with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  11. Wow!! What a great selection of cards and tags. I particularly like the skates. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  12. Wonderful work.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.