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. 


Cards in Envy - Let It Snow - #5 - Winner!!!
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!!!
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 -*

Inside of Card


Flap of Envelope


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. Oh Wow, how fun are these cards. So artsy and colorful. Love it. Nice variation in the red/green holiday theme. Thanks so much for sharing this at A Card In Envy. Come back soon!!

  3. Love the pairing of your non-traditional palette with your traditional images! And, your attention to detail is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By. :)

  4. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  5. Fabulous details on this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room.
    Amelia (The Shabby Tea Room Design Team)

  6. Love the distressing and snowflakes, such a cute card. Thank you so much for playing in our Christmas challenge at Melonheadz Friends. Happy New Year to you and yours :)

  7. Such an awesome project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
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  8. What a super cute card! I love the matching envelope too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.