March 26, 2014

It's been too long!

Oh my goodness!  It's been way too long since I last posted!  Sorry about that.  You know how life sometimes gets in the way.  Plus, I've been using any spare time I have for crafting to work on submissions for the current call at Paper Crafts.  I'm making Halloween cards.  :-).  So fun!  Anyway, I finally got a chance to make a card for a few challenges.  Since the snow just won't go away it's a Christmas card.  Well, I would have made it regardless of the snow.  :-).  Speaking of snow we are going to have a blizzard today.  At the end of March!!  We haven't had a blizzard all winter.  What is up with this weather?!  So. Tired. Of. Snow.  Anyway, back to a more pleasant subject.  Here's my card..



So, I used some hoarded birch bark paper I got from Michaels and stamped my evergreen bough (Inkadinkado) several times in forest moss distress ink and mellow moss dye ink by SU!.  Then I added some highlighting and shading using my white gel pen and and a dark green alcohol marker.  Next I stamped my sentiment (Hero Arts) in black StazOn.  I used two of my clear snowflakes from my box that I found at the Dollarama.  I added some clear glitter to the top and using an oil base sharpie pen coloured the bottom silver.  This made it show up a bit more.  Once I attached my panel to my brown card base and adhered the snowflakes I felt like it was missing something.  So I added a bit of jute twine to the bottom.  Quite pleased with the results.

I am linking up to the following challenges:

Festive Friday #27 - here's the inspiration photo.  It's so pretty!


Jingle Belles - the theme is "the Holly and the ivy". Create a card with any kind of festive foliage.
Addicted to Stamps and More - it's their "Holiday" challenge again.

That's all for now.  I'm going to try and get into my craft room and make some more cards.  Thanks for visiting and hope you have a blizzard free day!


12 comments:

  1. This card is stunning. I really love it!

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  2. Gorgeous - so rustic and natural-feeling! The dimension and shine of those snowflakes is great! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Fridays!

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  3. Wow!!!! Absolutely stunning! I love the birch bark background and those snowflakes are just beautiful!! Lovely work! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

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  4. what a gorgeous card and a brilliant take on both holiday greenery and that fabulous inspiration photo, as well! i love everything about this! thanks for joining our festive foliage fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

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  5. A natural beauty! :)

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  6. I just love your card! I may be sick of snow but I never get tired of Christmas! That birch bark paper is super and I love how you outlined the boughs with white for some snow. Great idea!

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  7. What a fabulous holiday design ... so very glad you celebrated festive foliage with us at Jingle Belles.

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  8. Really great idea, Kim! That paper is gorgeous and I love how you stamped the evergreens over it. It turned out so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday again this week!

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  9. Wow, that's pretty, Kim!!! Your stamping/shading/highlighting;) looks AMAZING!!! What a nice design!!!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE your beautiful and delicate snowflakes. A very realistic and wonderful looking snowy scene. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  11. This is lovely. Love the snowflakes and your Birch DSP. Fab card. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

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  12. This is so Christmas wonderful! Different from traditional and so beautiful too! The way you did your pine and the way you highlighted the areas is jut gorgeous! Love the snowflakes and twine too!

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