Friday, December 5, 2008

A Snow Wonderful Friday

My card for today is for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #45. Sometimes when there are ovals on sketches, my creative flow completely halts. I'm not sure why -- I guess I'm more of a square/rectangle person! This time I envisioned my card right away and the design in my head progressed quicker than my hands.

I was excited to use a sheet of Basic Grey Mistletoe & Pear patterned paper -- isn't that pretty? I was surprised to see it at Michael's a few weeks ago. It wasn't a line that I had heard they announced, so I thought maybe it was older. It was new to me, so I decided to pick it up. It turns out that it was new this year, but exclusive only to Michael's.

I used Verve's Snow Wonderful set and stamped my snowman, colored his nose and paper pieced his hat. I added Star Dust stickles to the top and bottom cuff of his hat. I sponged my oval while it was still in the die to achieve the blue background and finished off his "seat" with a fluffy bit of chunky glitter.

I was also inspired by this card by Cindy Haffner. Isn't that adorable? She had embossed her image and I wanted to try it out on the snowman.

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend! I hope to get a lot of stamping time in!

Cardstock: PTI, CTMH; Patterned paper: Basic Grey; Stamps: Verve; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH; Copic markers; Cuttlebug snowflake and swiss dots embossing folders; Nestabilities oval and petite oval; SU! slot punch; MS border punch and chunky glitter; Other: rhinestone brads, ribbon, sponge, boosters (