Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all brought 2012 in with a bang!
On the MAC forum we had a Christmas card swap so I had 8 cards to make. These are my last Christmas cards as I just didn't have time to make any more.
I decided to do the cards the same, but different! I thought that stamping and colouring would take too long so I decided to do somthing similar that I did on a card last year and cut 3 different sized circles 8 times and build snowmen out of them! It still took bliming ages!
I used 2 different snowflake embossing folders on the circles and then coated the middle sized circle with glossy accents and a sprinkling of glamour dust so as you could still see the embossing under the glossy accents. I cut eight squares and small rectangles (longer than the squares) out of black card, coated them in glossy accents and black glitter. Once all was dry I assembled into snowmen and added the glitter hat, two black swarovski's for eyes and a carrot nose made out of orange card. I coloured 8 toothpicks with my burnt sienna promarker and stuck to the back of the snowman with glue and covered it with another die-cut circle to both hide the toothpick and for stability.
I cut 8 doo-hickey fences and attched them with short lengths of card to the front panel of the easel card to hold the front up. When the card is closed the fence lies flat.
The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse stamps and cut out with a spellbinders fancy tag. The snow flurry behind the snowman is a memory box die.
Everything is distressed with various distress inks and my clear stardust pen and glamour dust have been extensively used too. The papers are from Crate Paper's Snowy Day Collection, Prima's North Country Collection, DCWV's Rose Tinted Christmas multi stack and Kaiser Craft's Christmas Carnival Collection.
I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away; Snowmen
Crafts And Me Challenges; Anything goes
Creative Card Crew; Snow Day
Diva's By Design; Merry Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges; Christmas
I Love Promarkers; Anything goes - I admit that my use of promarkers here was very limited so if you think I haven't used enough then please remove me from the draw. x
My Mum's Craft Shop; Anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge; Winter Wishes
Paperplay Challenges; Christmas
Papertake Weekly; Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour; Song Titles - "Let it Snow" or "The Snowman"
Saturday Challenge; Anything goes
Simon Says; Anything goes
The Pink Elephant; Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday; Anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge; Z is for zingy colours
Christmas Cards All Year Round; Non traditional colours
Phew, that's quite a list!
Thanks for stopping by!