Thursday, August 6, 2009

snow news is good news!

we interrupt the snowman portion of your week to bring you instead a lovely winter scene from the new CAARDVARKS winter wonderland challenge, very much like this one:

(ok, it's *exactly* like this one!)

(ok, ok, IT IS this one!!!) :)

(rubber stamps & rows of pearls: hero arts; patterned paper: basic grey; snowflake stickers: k&co; teeny pearls: kaiser; ink & glossy white cardstock: ranger; embossing powder: psx; pencils: prismacolor; adhesive: tombow monoadhesive runner)

as you can see, i'm still in sort of the same vibe as my last two projects...and again i've used some of basic grey's fabulously subtle snowy patterns... (i dunno about you, but my first thought for picking xmas papers is almost always BG!) ...but this one is a little more grown up. i've used the tiny holly stamp from HERO ARTS make-your-own-snowman set on a tree cut from a BG holly-patterned paper, one of the greetings from the holiday sayings set, and a small snowflake from the same. to round out the wintery feel i've got some rows of HERO ARTS pearl bling as well as a bunch of teeeeeny tiny kaiser pearls to accent the holly.* some dimensional blingy snowflake stickers to emphasize the snowy theme and we're all set!**

*all right, so technically holly berries are *RED*...but these ones are...ummmmmmm...not ripe yet! (yeah, that's it!!!) :)

**the snowflakes illustrate my "top tip" for economical sticker use: how many white snowflakes do you see? six, right? uh-huh...BUT...i've only used ~three~ stickers! by placing the larger snowflakes towards the edge of the panel, it not only makes the scene look more natural, you can use the bits you trim off one side at the other edge, giving the illusion that the panel is full of all different sizes and shapes of snowflakes!


  1. gorgeous....sista...this it!

  2. LOVE: BG, snowflake surgury, green holly, and rows of pearls. Did you actually manage to put those in a row STRAIGHT like that, or is it some smoke&mirror magic that even *I* could accomplish?!

  3. This is a beautiful card, love the papers you used. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my card. Anesha

  4. This is a lovely and sophisticated card, really enjoyed it! BTW, the snow blew onto the holly berries and coated them so there is red (it's just underneath)...

    You have such great ideas and I love that you share techniques.

    Also, sci-fi hat on now, did you like the Torchwood mini-series? I did, very exciting but a real bummer I thought.

  5. Very cool card. I love the snowflakes. Makes this humidity almost tolerable.

  6. I love your white berries. This is a Lauren-y variety holly tree :) You are making me want to get out my winter papers!

  7. I read other people's comments and now I want to know about the Torchwood mini series!!! (ABC2 is replaying the first series here and I've gotten Mama hooked!!!!)
    Now, on to the real reason for being here...the cards! This one is again spectacular!!! Very tricky use of the snowflake stickers...I must try and remember that one! Love everything about this card...especially the colours! Just gorgeous ♥


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