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.


Stamps:
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

20 comments:

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

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  2. Eine superschöne und sehr elegante Karte.

    Umarmung xoxo

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  3. 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

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

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  5. 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.

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

    Greetings
    Maria

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  7. 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 :)

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. 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
    Greetings!
    Alix

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  13. Your snowman is soooo pretty! Wonderful sparkles!

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  14. Love the happy snowman!!
    A beautiful card.

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  15. 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!
    sorry...
    we are on rebuilding our house.. had to clean so much the last time!

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  16. 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))

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

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  18. Love your snowman Looks like he is dancing around the town

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  19. 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!!

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