Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Snowball Story...

I was counting my Christmas cards - I only have 75 (including 15 that are 1/2 made) so I have about another 30 to go! When I finished this card tonight I wished I made more then 6, although I am not sure how mail friendly they are they are pretty thick!

I saw this great challenge on Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C10) this week to make an easel card, which I have never done so I wanted to try (click here for the instructions). I used Elzybell's Mischievous and a "made a snowball" as my stamps & I was really happy with how it turned out. The directions are to add a brad or button to hold the card in place, but my bases are 130lb cardstock so I didn't need to add anything & it took away from the "made a snowball" story.

Mischievous is stamped with mementos ink and coloured with copics, I added some purple Taylor's Tiny Twinkles for the buttons on her coat. For the snowballs and snow on the ground I used liquid applique and ultra fine glitter & just let it dry, for the snow falling I used my quickie glue pen and the same glitter. The DS paper is from Fancy Pants Arctic Chill collection called Snowball

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are closer to finishing your Christmas cards then I am!!

copics: BG000, BG01, V09, BV08, E44, E47, E000, E00, R02, RV17, Blender pen


Craftin' in the Rain said...

thank you for the link, I will try that too! love that stamp and your coloring and design. TFS!

Leslie said...

Cute! I'll have to try that kind of card. You have 75 Christmas cards made which means you're about 70 ahead of me!!!! :)

Christyne said...

This is adorable! I still need to try that easel card. Great job!

Janet said...

super card! i love it:)

Meahni Pieterse said...

This is a great card, I love the layout, keep thinking I must try it, but then I am always in a hurry, don't have time for new things :-(