Friday, 9 December 2011

One for three .....

.... this card has been made for three challenges;




I've taken a few liberties with the WMSC76 sketch, but I think you can see it in my card.  As soon as I saw the bright, vibrant colours for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge, I knew that I wanted to use my favourite snowman stamp.  And, as the finished card is full of snowmen, cool blues and glitter - I decided that it was perfect for the current St Luke's Challenge - Let it Snow.
This is a large card - 8" × 8" - it needed to be this big to fit on all the elements!  I made two mats - the bottom mat was coloured with a pastel blue Promarker so that it would exactly match the lovely winter cottage; the top layer is white glitter paper.  The cottage was stamped onto white card and I used the out-of-the-box technique to cut out the shape with my nestie.  I coloured the cottage with Promarkers, added lots of glitter and layered it onto a lovely pale blue lacey circle. I stamped some holly leaves and berries and added them to the back of the cottage, and then attached the whole image to the card base.   I stamped three of these fab snowmen, coloured them all with Promarkers, cut them out and added some glitter to their hats and scarves.  Finally, I made a coordinating sentiment label.   A truly frosty Christmas card.


Stamps:  Funstamps - Scribble Snowman; Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage, A Cottage Christmas
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug; Stampin' Up! - Lucky Limeade
Spellbinders:  Lacey Circles (S4-293) # 5, Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) # 7; Scalloped Petit Ovals Lg (S4-139) # 2, Petit Ovals Sm (S4-140) # 2
Promarkers: Berry Red, Royal Blue, Lime Green, Marsh Green, Pastel Blue, Cool Aqua, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Tan, Cinnamon, Gold, Soft Lime
Accessories:  Martha Stewart - Coarse glitter and card from stash



Above is a close up of the cottage showing the lovely glitter that I got from Michael's in Novi - I like the coarser texture of this glitter - it really looks like snow sparkling in the sun!

I had a really successful day yesterday - only one basket of ironing left to do today.  Well, until the next lot of washing!  Once I've finished the ironing today I've got a couple of birthday cards to make.  One for a 10 year old girl and one for a 50 year old guy!  Hopefully, I'll get to share them both with you tomorrow.  That's all for now.  I'm off to get that ironing done - see you!

17 comments:

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wonderful Christmas card Deborah. x

Kelly S. said...

Look at that sweet scene, Deborah! I just love the little snowmen lining the path to the cottage...char-ming :)! The holly image looks so stunning, too. An awesome and creative use of this week's sketch and that color scheme!

Kim S said...

What a lovely scene!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Super cute, Deb!! Thanks for playing with the Mischief Makers this week :)

Julia Aston said...

what a great winter's scene Deborah! with the snowy cottage and cute little snow men!

Kim Duran said...

Oh Deborah, this is so adorable! I love the winter scene, the glittered roof top of the house, and the framed sentiment! It's all "snow" fun!

Stamps and Paper said...

A wonderful card Deborah and you have used one of my all time favourite snowmen...

Anne

Cathy Weber said...

I love this adorable scene you created for this card, I totally can see the WM sketch in it. The coloring on the cottage is just perfectly shaded and yes, that glitter is so great!

Paula (PEP) said...

Nifty interpretation of the sketch & I like your snowment with their bright colouring. Well done with the ironing.
Paula (PEP)

Mynnette said...

What a gloriously glittery creaions!!! LOVE your primary colored snowmen!!! :) Fab job, Deb!!!

Sharron said...

Fabulous little scene! The bright, cheery snowmen are so adorable and I LOVE all the glitter!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, he is one of my favourite snowmen too :o)
Jackie xx

Marybeth said...

Wow! This is such an adorable detailed card! Its just gorgeous, and I love the glitter on the roof . I love all of it.

Marlena M. said...

Adorable snowmen married with a beautiful image! Great job, Deborah. ;)

Jenny said...

Beautiful scene Deborah.... I can see the sketch in your design :)
Jenny x

Stacy said...

Cute card, I love the snowmen. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

Just darling! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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