Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shabby Chic in the Snow

Even though we have had some warmer weather, there is still snow in my front yard that has been there since the week before Christmas. I'm really sick of it, but instead of grumbling, I thought I would embrace it with this card.

I made the snow background paper with one of the new 5x7 cuttlebug folders - and colored the embossed snowflakes with copics, and then added a wash of shimmery white paint over the top for a nice shabby chic finish. I continued with the snow theme by using the Spellbinders snow frame and a Whiff of Joy, Herb the Snowman stamp. At Die Cuts R Us, the challenge was to use a left-over Christmas/holiday paper, so inside of my snow frame, I used some DP from Basic Grey, from the Figgy Pudding line. I love that you can no longer tell that it is wrapped presents, but you just see colors/patterns - just proving that you CAN use Christmas paper any time of the year! I spritzed the frame and the lace with Tattered Angels, and used a rub-on for my sentiment.

Here are my challenges for this snowy card:
Simon Says- Shabby Chic
Stamp Something- Blue and White
Charisma - Anything New (Spellbinders Snow Frame - or perhaps, New Fallen Snow)
Stamp with Fun- Snowflakes
Paper Sundaes- Sketch
DCRU- Leftovers
Basic Grey - Picture inspiration
Saturday Spotlight- Wild with Snowflakes
Fussy and Fancy- Winter
Crafty Creations- Texture
Everybody Art Challenge- Snowflakes


Bananastamper said...

Hi Gina,
Your card is fabulous - I love snowmen! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!
Shanna :)

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Stellar work Gini! Love the embossing and the distressed edges.
Wonderful winter card.


CarlaKH said...

wow this is gorgeous! And you were able to combine so many challenges! Whoot! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

HappyCrafter said...

Wow! Great card!! I am so impressed with how you followed the sketch challenge, layered, distressed and glamed it up so well. Thank you for playing along with Paper Sundaes!

Shana said...

Stunning! I love your layers and how your snowman is popping through the frame. Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Sundaes - hope you will join us again next week!

LORi said...

WOWZERS!!! What a spectacular card!! Great Work!!

DCUR Hugs - LORi

Leanne said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!


Shelley said...

I love the distressed look of this card. Also all the soft blues and white you have used. hugs Shelley

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Darlene said...

WOW this is AWESOME!! LOVE what you've done here!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight!!

Cassie_lu said...

this card looks great and I love how the shabby blue really allows the bright snowman to POP

Christine said...

What a great card! I love the way your snowman is coming through the frame! Fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us for the first challenge at Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog!

Juanita said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for going us at Fussy and Fancy.

Shawne said...

Wow, look at that framework, beautiful, beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! That snowman is just the cutest ever!!! He looks so happy!! LOL!! I just adore your card!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Saturday Spotlight this week and for joining at Stamp Something as well!! HUGS

Erin... said...

Stunning! I absolutely love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stamp Something and Saturday Spotlight too!

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh how cute is this, love all the snowflakes.
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy

Rose said...

your card is so cute luv all the textures , thanks for joining us
on crafty creations this week :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Gina :-) I love this image ,,, very cute and the papers and distressing are fab ,, I love the frame too ,,, lovely ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)
Lols x x x

Saskia said...

Wow! So gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your beautiful work! I hope to see you back next time! :)

Greetings, Saskia

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful shabby chic details and love that snowman peeking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations - lovely card - wonderful textures! Cheers Claire x

Jennifer said...

Wow, it's so fussy and fancy. I love it! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Tasha said...

Absolutely stunning, all the detail is beautiful, fabulous design
thank you for joining us at Chrisma Cardz
love tasha xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is just stunning. I love the snowman image and how your framed him, your colors and use of dies and punches is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight this week!!

Stampin Mindy said...

I love this snowman! The layering borders are beautiful Such a gorgeous card!

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Congrats Gini!! You've been spotlighted as on the top creations for Saturday Spotlight this week!! Come check it out!! ;)

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful, creative card! So cute.

Krista said...

I just love your snowman! Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.