Saturday, August 21, 2010

Say it ain't snow...

This week on Stamping 411, there is another sketch challenge. You can see that here.

This is what I came up with. I was eyeing this set (The More the Merrier) because of the snowmen. They are so cute (but the whole story is that I am getting ready to go back to school for the year, and I worked all summer, my grandfather's health is rapidly declining, and I found myself wishing for a snow day), and if I want to send out holiday cards this year, I should start thinking now about what I want to make. To add to that, I am going to the Baltimore convention and want to make some swaps that won't take me a ton of time. This card is NOT that swap card. It does take a lot of time.

I started this card with the ribbon. I have had it for-ev-er. I do really like it, and I thought it went really well with the snowmen theme.


The colors that I used were Marina Mist for the base, the larger circle is Soft Sky (a former In color that I bought lots of because I love it), and the smaller circle is Baja Breeze. I embossed the big circle with a snowflake embossing folder I have, and then I inked up the snowflakes with the white craft pad. I used a dark blue sparkly paper I got from the clearance rack at a paper store, and stamped the snowmen on Whisper White. Then I colored their accessories in using the same blues. Finally, I used the snowflakes from Christmas Punch set, and used the Boho Blossoms punch to punch out a snowflake... Oh, and I forgot to mention that I embossed the snowflakes with this embossing powder (that I also got on clearance at a local stamping store that was shutting down). It's called Aegean Sea; it's silver and blue... very prettyful. The sentiment is stamped in back on Soft Sky, punched out with the word window, layered on a Baja Breeze modern label punch, and that is popped up.

That's about it...I hope you like it...

Thanks for looking....

NOTE TO JONAH:
Really, what does it tell you that I have not gone back to school yet and already need a snow day?

8 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

I love the embossed snowflake Circle....great effect. Love it!

Selene Kempton said...

I love all the different blues. This is one of my favorite all time sets.. Great job as always Lisa. thanks so much for sharing.

Diana Eichfeld said...

Great card Lisa. I love the snowflake circle and how all the blues work so well together!

Krista Driessen said...

Love it !!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh, I love the snowmen in this set! Love the snowflake circle, too! Great job!

Patti Chesky said...

Cute card! Marina Mist looks awesome with the snowmen!

Kerin said...

Love those snowmen, and the snowflake circle is awesome! I work at a school too, and I'll be wishing for a snow day before long so you're not alone ;)

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great snowy card!! Love the circle of snowflakes too!! Thanks for playing along!!