Monday, August 23, 2010

Winter Friends

Good Morning and Happy Monday!
I’ve got Christmas Cards on the brain lately. I think it’s because I have so many fabulous Winter and Christmas images in my possession. I think this is my 5th Christmas Card in the past two weeks.

The Inspiration for this card came from a sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges. I love sketch challenges because there is always one around that works perfectly for a stamp I want to use.

The image is a new release from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps called Winter Friends. Isn’t it just the cutest!!!

The DP’s are from the Mistletoe Creative Basics from Close to my Heart. Even the ribbon is included in this pack. This paper will be available Sept. 1st.
The red sparkles, red buttons, prisma glitter and liquid appliqué, used on the cap, are also from Close to my Heart.

There really is a lot of glitz and glitter on this card. The snowman is coated with prisma glitter. On the hat brim and ball on the end of it, I used Liquid applique and heated it to puff. Then added some glitter to that. The I made som faux snow by rubbing tow styrofoam balls together and glued the dust left from it to the bottom for snow.. The snowflakes were punched from a MS punch and they were also glittered.
I think Christmas or Winter cards just shout out for glitter. Don't you!!!

The image was colored with Copic Markers and the Hand Stitching was done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenge Blogs for this Card:
Crazy Challenges - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - Walking in a Winter onderland
Totally Stampalicious - Lots of Texture
Wild Orchid - Make it Sparkle
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle & Shine


Korin said...

Love this, Nancy! Great papers and love the extras :).

Renkata said...

Nancy , please pop up later Mr. Linky soms go to relax :)
Your card is so elegant love the layout and the colours combo.
Thanks for playing with us at The Crazy Challenge.

Nana said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Nancy! Love the traditional colors and the warm feeling. :) I've added your entry to the mr. linky hope you don't mind.
Thank you for joining us at the "Crazy Challenge".
hugs Nana

Merry said...

Oh wow...this is perfect as always. Terrific layout and such wonderful colours.

downrightcrafty said...

Great Card love the glitter and snow,thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland, hope to see you back on Friday for some more challenge fun
Hugs Kate xx

Kim said...

Beautiful winter card hun! Your snowman is adorable! Beautiful sparkle!! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Zlatoena said...

Amazing card I love the colors and the image! Well done!