Thursday, November 22, 2012

Let it Snow !

Hello everyone,  I hope you are having a great week and NO I don't want it to snow ..... Not yet !  I was raking leaves again today, it's sunny & above seasonal, beautiful.   I would like to wish our friends south of the border a very Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Shopping tomorrow ! 

I created this Christmas card a while ago using a cute snowman stamp from Inkadinkado.   I think this image would make a great Clean & Simple one layer card as well.    I also used one of my favourite Cover a Card stamps from Impression Obsession to create the background.

Inkadinkado - 99462 Snowman "Let it Snow"
Impression Obsession - CC035 Cover a Card Snowflakes
I started by using the large Snowflake CAC and embossed with white.   I blended Aged Mahogany & Broken China Distress Inks over the background.

The snowman was embossed with silver.   I stamped & embossed the hat twice and cut it out to pop it up.   I blended broken china around the snowman, painted the hat with a red Tombow, added red stickles and holograph glitter.

I layered with red & a rich royal cardstock as shown (that was in my stash and I can't seem to find anywhere), added a rich blue bow & red half pearls.    The centre red piece was embossed with the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder, hard to see in the photo.

Thanks for your visit and I hope we don't see snow until Christmas :)
Have a great day, Shirley


Karin said...

a gorgeous card with a very beautiful shiny snowman!Have a nice evening!

Sophie said...

Eine superschöne und sehr elegante Karte.

Umarmung xoxo

Sue said...

This is beautiful Shirley we've had storm force gales and heavy rain today so it was stay indoors and keep warm huggles hun xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love the deepred colour in combi with the blue and white...such a nice card..

greetings, Alie :-)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a stunner Shirley, I love this wonderful Snowman, I've not seen this one before. And the CAC stamp is now on my wish list it's gorgeous, another stamp that would look lovely with just a sentiment added to it as well.

Sue x
Glad you're having nice weather, our's is very wet and windy at the moment, there has even been flooding in some parts of the UK.

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull Christmascard, I love the 2 parts, you really used beautifull stamps and I love the sparkle!!


Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
What a very beautiful Christmas card! Really pretty colours, just love them! Red, blue and white look so pretty together! The snowman is definately very very cute, ahhh he is so cheerful! I love the sparkle, and the hat too! Nice touch! Great CAC background too!
Nicely done! (yes, let it not snow just yet haha :))
Warm greetings! Marlene :)

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley. Just such a wonder4full design with this cute snowman.
The Xmas flower makes it so elegant. Wonderful combi. `Lieve groetjes` Saakje.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley,
your christmas card design is so festive and graceful, I like it very much.Love the blue-red color combination!
xox Anja

Ellen Taylor said...

Hello my craftier friend!
Those stamps go so well together Shirley! Fantastic layout and sparkle! I would happily send you our snow and cold weather....I know you would just send it back. Have a great weekend raking !!
Big hugs!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW WOW WOW what beautiful Shirley. This is stunning work and so beautiful.
lovely greet and hug

ALIX said...

Oh, I love this card, Shirley, all those swirls, they make me joyful, and make me smile!
Everythiong fits together, your a real artist!
Here it's raining cats and dogs, it's grey...And no, I don't want snow either, not yet!! haha

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Nora MacPhail said...

Your snowman is soooo pretty! Wonderful sparkles!

AngelicaS said...

Love the happy snowman!!
A beautiful card.

froebelsternchen said...

wonderful christams card Shirley.. and I really in love with your silcer embossed pear card too!

fantastic new pieces... I lost some of your awesome projects like the fantastical canvas!
we are on rebuilding our house.. had to clean so much the last time!

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, this is one of my favorite CAC images! It's just gorgeous! I especially like the way you have used it, and the shading around the snowman! Popping his hat up was the perfect touch! ((huggers))

Gibmiss said...

Hello Shirley
Fabulous card .... Love the snowflakes......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

craftystamper said...

Love your snowman Looks like he is dancing around the town

Darnell said...

I LOVE this Shirley! It is more CAS than you normally do, but more up my alley. I agree that this would be an adorable one-layer-card and, as such, (actually, even with the dimension you have given it) this is going straight into my inspiration binder!!