Friday, April 29, 2022

Skating Away

We're still celebrating Winter Fun at Jingle Belles and you're still invited to join us! This week I was sorting through my holiday dies, and as soon as I came to these gorgeous Tim Holtz Ice Skates from Sizzix I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I spend a little too much time at the chiropractor to be an avid ice skater at this point in my life, but as a kid and teen I did enjoy skating. I definitely never owned a pair of purple paisley skates, but the great thing about cardmaking is that you're only limited by your imagination and your paper stash, and in my case, BOTH are considerable!

The purple paisley paper and both background layers are from Blue Fern Studio's "Eclectic Charm" collection, which I absolutely adored a year or two ago. The silver metallic cardstock on the skate blades and as a super-skinny mat between layers of pattern is Idea-ology; and the Evergreen Branches are Tim Holtz's Holiday Greens Thinlits in both regular and mini size. The sparkly Gold Enamel Stars are from Eyelet Outlet and the skate laces are DMC floss #3834.

Head over to Jingle Belles to see Stephanie's inspiring card, then start thinking about how you'd portray some "Winter Fun" in card form!


  1. I love paisley, and I love skates...skating I can't do so much! But I love the vintage feel of your card, it's wonderful!

  2. That is so unbelievably lovely ... the paisley is perfection and I can't believe you laced them (which is basically saying I don't think I would ever have the patience to do it).

  3. Oh, I love these skates! I've never ice skated but if I would have, wearing purple paisley ice skates would have been the dream pair!!! Very Victorian-esque!!! Beautiful wintery Christmas card!


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