Sunday, January 26, 2014
Let It Snow Card 2014
This winter has certainly been one that I have been wishing for a long time in light of the very mild winters we've had for the last few years. While the cold and snow isn't what most people enjoy, I love it! Last Tuesday, we had just shy of 15 inches of snow; and yesterday, we got about another 3 inches. So, this winter is living up to what it's supposed to be. A lot of people get the winter blues but I tend to feel that way in the summer.
With the cold and snow to inspire me, I set about to start making cards for next Christmas in an effort to have enough on hand when I need them. It was a mad rush trying to get enough made to send out this past Christmas, so I hope to be ahead of it when the time comes. The stamped snowman image from Inkadinkado used on this card is the same one I used in a previous post just colored differently with Copic markers and highlighted with Stickles. The Go Kreate dies used for the frame were in the prize package I won from my very sweet blogging friend, Ellen Kristiansen. The patterned paper is from my very favorite Christmas collection from My Mind's Eye, Festive & Frost. An assortment of Martha Stewart snowflake stickers was placed around the frame edge. The framed image was then adhered with foam dots onto paper embossed with a Darice snowflake folder. I inked the edges with tea dye Distress Ink.
For some finishing touches, I made a banner and stamped "let it snow" onto it and highlighted the edge with gold Stickles. The snowflakes were made with a Marvy punch from the same patterned paper and accented with rhinestones from Michaels.
Last year, my goal was to make at least one Christmas card a month but fell far short of that goal. With one finished, hopefully, I'll meet my goal this year! We'll see. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead and thanks so much for stopping by!