Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let it Snow

I have to confess...I made a card to post today, and when it was all put together, I looked at it and thought "well, that didn't turn out how I had hoped. I'm not even sure if I like it". But, I'm always critical of myself so I decided to ask a friend what she thought. I told her to be frank (as a friend should be when asked for advice). She looked at the card and told me it had a nice bow. Bwah Ha Ha!!! That's about all I liked on the card too so back to the drawing board I went. 

I'm quite pleased to say that I'm thrilled with my 'do over' card and I'm excited to post it! giggle!!! 

For this card I looked to Jen's Sketch For You To Try and to the colour challenge on Splitcoast(taken with teal, baja breeze, ridinghood red, white) for my jumping off points. 

My Big on Christmas set from SU was begging to be inked and I was quite happy to oblige. 

I coloured it with copics...just basic colouring this time though, no shading. I doodled around the image cause it just seemed like it needed a bit of a border. 

The card base measures 5.25 inches square. I ran a square of white through the cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder...doesn't it look like snow! The patterned paper is from the SU Ski Slope pack. I layered it onto teal for contrast and pierced around the edges for interest. I punched two scallop borders and layered them along the right side. The border also serves to hide the line from the embossing's not wide enough for the square of white so I had to do it in two parts.  
I wanted to use a chipboard snowflake but I didn't have any that were small enough, so I punched one with my Martha snowflake punch and added a Bella Dot to the center for bling. The cute little snowman's face is popped up for dimension.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Leslie said...

This "do over" card is fantabulous! I really like the color combo and of course, snowmen make me happy. Oh, and thanks, now I need to stop on the way home and get the Martha snowflake punch:)

Dana said...

Hmm as you know I am still making my cards maybe I should ink up this set?! Love the bling on the snowflake

Joanne B. said...

Cute a-ROO! Love it!

Nancy Riley said...

Karen, you SHOULD be excited about showing off this card ... it's absolute PERFECTION! What a fun card! Wish I had this stamp set so I could case it! GREAT job!

Janet said...

Fab card as always!! i need to try this colour combo!!

Christina Fischer said...

LOL about the bow comment -- that's a true friend! :)

Love this card -- the colors, embossing, and dimension are fantastic together!

Lisa Foster said...

Wow!!! This is coolest card I've ever seen with this set! I love it! It's completely PERFECT!

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.