Thursday 10 February 2011

WMSC33 - snowmen ...

... the sketch for this week's challenge over at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC33 - is really nice.  So I've no idea why it's taken me this long to make my cards - yes, I made more than one!!

One of my "resolutions" in January was to try to make my Christmas cards early this year.  And so far, so good!!  Last week's card for this challenge was a Christmas card - and I've done two this week!  I've played a little fast and loose with the sketch, but you can see it in both!  They are basically the same design with a few subtle variations.  Earlier this week I printed out some of Claire's lovely backing papers, and it was the papers that determined the colour of the snowmen. 

The backing paper on the card above is Celtic Lunettes in soft blue - such pretty paper.  The folder used on this card is Snowdots.  Some while ago I made a partial embossing pad (check Ikki's blog for details on how to make all type so shapes) that was rectangular, but with a hole in the middle.  The idea being only the border of the folder embosses.  There is a very slight embossed detail in the middle, but not too much.  I then stamped my image in the centre of the card and coloured with Promarkers to coordinate with the backing paper.  I matted both the backing paper and embossed card onto some mirri card.  I added some crystal glitter to the body of the snowman and on the ground.  Finally, I made a greeting box - here using my long rectangles.

The backing paper on this card is Celtic Squares in heather.  The folder used this time is Snowflakes, and the greeting was made using Labels 14.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Compliments of the Season; Funstamps - Scribble Snowman
Cuttlebug:  Snowdots, Snowflakes
Promarkers:  Royal Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ice Grey 1, Purple, Orchid, Cool Grey 1
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk; Distress - Milled Lavender
Spellbinders:  Long Classic Rectangles Sm (S4-144) #2, Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Sm (S4-145) #2, Labels 14 (S4-290) # 2
Accessories:  Card, glitter from stash

Total Christmas cards made so far this year - seven!!  That's not at all bad.  Now, I suppose I'd better finish off the last bit of ironing - not too much left!!  And I'll be back later - see you then.


Pauline said...

These are so sweet Deborah! Love the embossing and the cute little snowman/lady!

Stella said...

They are too cute! A beautiful example of a CAS card!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great take on the sketch, Deborah, and I love the coordinated inks and papers you used! Way to go on getting cards dones early this year, too! Thanks for playing with us at WMS!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

That embossing technique looks really interesting. Must head over to check it out.
Beautiful cards again.
Sharon xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute cards Deb! Love the embossed backgrounds! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

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