Wednesday, January 2, 2008

So Christmas is over...

Well, it's been busy, but I'm sure others have had busier Christmases. The boys were sick for almost the whole last two weeks... That sucked. I've been on vacation from my blog as well as work, so I'll add more samples to this post to make up for it :)

Hot Chocolate Snowmen

I really liked the hot chocolate holder from the Fall-Winter catalogue that was displayed with the It's Snow Time set. I made this card to go with it. I really like how it turned out.

Mellow Moss card base, topped with a Real Red background piece. The red was random stamped with the snowflakes in white ink, then pierce & faux stitched with the white gel pen. The snowman & the juggling snowballs were stamped on white with black ink and colored using the blender pen & ink pads. Next I used the VersaMarker to color the edges of the snowman and the snowballs & embossed them with iridescent ice. The snowman was matted on a piece of Soft Sky that was slightly longer & tied black gingham ribbon around the bottom. Final step was to punch out a Mellow Moss scalloped circle, a Soft Sky 1 3/8" circle and punch out the "Cold twigs - warm hearts!" with the 1 1/4" circle. Last was you color in the enclosed parts of the words with red ink & blender pen :)

These made such cute combos with the little hot chocolate packages and a candy cane!

Jumbo Snowflake
We also started a card exchange here in town. This is what I made for our "Winter" themed exchange. Card base is Basic Grey, topped with Bashful blue. I used a piece of patterned paper from the Wintergreen DSP and stamped the Supersize Snowflake in VersaMark & embossed with silver. Next I used my 1/2" circle to clip the corners (I still don't have the ticket corner punch...). Next I stamped the "Wishes" from the All Holiday set & embossed it with black. I punched out the word "Winter" using the Alphabits set and the 1/4" circle punch. I adhered them to a small strip of Bashful Blue, matted on another piece of Basic Grey. I rounded the ends of both of these pieces with my 3/4" circle punch. Last step was to add two rhinestone brads in the top right hand corner. So snowy!!

Mom & Dad's Anniversary card
This as my parent's anniversary card. I think this is a really cool card, but I'm not sure how much I like it.... Somehow seems very 70's. I used Sahara Sand for the card base & stamped it with En Francais in Chocolate Chip. I cut a partial circle from my Brocade Background DSP and matted it with a piece of Regal Rose. Next I embossed the flowers from Garden Silhouettes in white. The flowers were colored with Stampin' Pastels & a blender pen. (Regal Rose & Old Olive) Finishing touches were the word "Love" stamped in Regal Rose on Sahara Sand, punch out with the small oval punch and framed with a piece of HodgePodge Hardware and two white half pearls in the top left of the circle. My mom really likes it...

Happy New Year, everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is very pretty. I love how the flowers have a shine to them. I would have thought the shine would be covered by the pastels but it does show through. Lovely design.