Monday, December 21, 2015

3 Snowflakes and a Snowman

   Here is a traditional Christmas card with non-traditional colors. 


    I started with a piece of white card stock - 5 1/4 x 4. I lightly distressed it with Gina K inks: Dusty Rose, Jelly Bean Green, Lemon Drop, and Lovely Lavender. I used a bubble stencil and Wild Wisteria ink to cover the distressing with dots. I used a nesting die to die cut the background twice. The largest piece is pop dotted; the middle glued to the black A2 card base. I saved the smallest for the inside of the card. 

   I die cut blue spruce pine boughs from Elizabeth Craft die set: "Pine Boughs and White Pine Cones" and placed them in the corners. 

   The Gina K snowflakes are die cut from glitter foam sheets. Each snowflake has a velvet covered lime green brad. I didn't want the brads to show on the inside of the card, so I pierced a round pop dot and inserted the brads thru the snowflake centers then thru the pop dot. 

   The snowman (Gina K: Holiday Season) is stamped on watercolor paper. I swiped the Jelly Bean Green ink pad on my craft mat and used a water brush to paint the snowman hat and scarf. (Sweet Mango for the carrot nose) Diamond Stickles were painted onto hat trim and snow.  3 black gems were added over the snowman buttons. The snowman is mounted on black using Silhouette offset option. 

Challenges

Cards in Envy - Let It Snow - #5 - Winner!!!
http://www.cardsinenvy.blogspot.com/
Crafty Cardmakers - Snow - #57 -*
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas - #13 -*
Karleigh Sue Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas Colors - #35 -*
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes - #16 -*
Melonheadz - Christmas - #2 - Top Three!!!
http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/2016/01/snowsnowflakes-challenge.html?showComment=1451933730600#c9202186491510396225
Our Crafty Corner - Winter - #55 -*
Stamp TV Weekly Challenge - Polka Dots - *
Stamp TV Release Party Challenge - Give Me 5 -*
The Shabby Tea Room - Winter Wonderland - #5 -*

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