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7/28/2013

Christmas and Rudolph Day

Happy Sunday afternoon. Thanks for stopping to visit a little while. We have a beautiful sunny warm afternoon here in our area. The temp was 80 - so was the humidity. I've been working on a couple of cards, and trying to get one finished in time to enter in the fabulous Rudolph Day Challenge over at Sarn's.  I started out with a Madonna & Child stamp on some vellum and an idea which totally fizzled, so after 3 different efforts - I gave it up. (for a while anyway). Remembered I had the colored image used in the card I'm sharing today, so finished up a card using this little snowman.


- image previously stamped and colored with copics. Added some Glossy Accents to create a little icy look. Diecut with S/Binders Labels 11, smudged some DI Stormy Sky while still in the die.

- Sponged Versamark over the top of some blue textured Bazzil c/s (from the snippet box), embossed with a Snowflake EF, sprinkled Judikins Aegean Silver over & heated to bring up the silver embossing.

- Border is a snippet of dp, think it may have been Heidi Grace paper.

- Impression Obsession Snowflake die used on a snippet of blue glitter paper. This paper is quite thick, and even though I rolled through the B.Shot several times, I still had to fiddle with it. The die cut well, but the paper is thick. Should have done a few more passes in the B.Shot for a better cut.

- Sentiment cut from a small snippet, stamped, then heat embossed with the Aegean Silver EP.

- Blue rhinestones were a very pale blue, so I added various colors of blue copics to get a darker look.

This little guy is going over to Sarn's Rudolph Day which I would encourage you to check out, see if you might like to join in the fun. There's an awfully cute stamp to be won, along with some lovely entries to enjoy.

Since I have quite a few snippets on this card, I'm also entering the Pixie's Playground Week 83 play. There's a chance to win another Ryn stamp. I have to confess I'd love to win the Penny Black or the Ryn - or - not to be greedy...I just love both of 'em!

A friend has started up her blog once again, after a hiatus, so if you have time - take a look at the card she posted as her 'start-up'. Let me tell you, Pat does marvelously lovely work. Here's the link:
http://pjskreativekorner.blogspot.com/2013/07/does-anyone-else-have-this-problem-lol.html.

So that's it for me today. I'm hoping to finish up a couple of cards I have in the works. Maybe (gasp) even straighten up my stamp area just a mite. I'm trying to find one of my S/Binder dies that I have either put on the wrong magnetic mat, or else have it buried under 'stuff'. So enjoy your afternoon, whatever you may be doing, and stay cool if it's hot where you live. Again, thanks for visiting, and come again when you can. Hugs

20 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love your happy snowman with his jaunty hat, Mary! Those are great sparkly snowflakes highlights, too!!

Patti J said...

Awww....this is cute as can be! Feels a bit fall-ish here today, so snowflakes may be just around the corner! lol...hopefully I jest! Great card, Mary - thanks for sharing!

Redanne said...

I love your snowman too Mary, he is a very happy chappy! That snowflake he is trying to catch is a real stunner. Thank you so much for your visit and lovely comment, as always. You are a lovely blog friend. Hugs, Anne x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous christmas card Mary, I like the snowman image, the embossing and the snowflakes.
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

Fab Christmas card, great snowman image and love the layout, great snowflakes.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mary, super card - love the snowman. Hope you've found your Spellbinder die by now ... so frustrating when something goes missing, especially something as prized as a die. Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

He is a cutie with his sticks for arms and a nose. Good job you didn't try cutting him out like Miss did with her Robin. My petition with all the signatures won the day then! We get to keep the play house but now Miss has filled the duck pond in and the ducks are not very happy nor the chickens who the ducks have squatted in with. I'm waiting to hear if my application for 2 sheep dogs has been approved!! Hugs Mrs A.

jimlynn said...

I started to comment on this pretty card and then got side tracked over at Pat's! She makes great cards and can't wait to see more.
Now, back to your card! FANTASTIC!!! Love that snowman image and the snowflakes are prettiest. Love your card.
Lynn

PJsKreativeKorner said...

Love the card Mary. You did a great job. Wouldn't it be nice for hmmmm maybe a day to have a little snow to cool down the temperature and humidity. :-) Thanks so much also for the link to my blog. I have aready had a comment from one of your followers. :-)

linda said...

this is a very pretty holiday card for sarn's ruoldph day, mary! i love the I.O. snowflakes; some glitter paper is heavier than others and makes it difficult to die cut even when i use wax paper with it, but it's worth it - they're very sparkly and pretty.

Diane said...

What a cute snowman with your pretty snowflakes and embossing.

Regards diane

Brenda said...

Oh Mary, I love this cute little snowman!! Love the colors you used on this card as well as the snowflakes, it sure gives the "frosty" feeling!! Hugs!

Cathy said...

Fabulous image Mary, I love those snowflakes too, so sparkly and delicate looking :) Cathy x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely sketchy snowman card here Mary. Sorry your first idea didn't work out, but this card is great!

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day xxx

Sandee Setliff said...

Such a beautiful snowman card, keep thinking those cool thoughts :) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Di said...

Super card Mary! A lovely happy snowman and great embellishments as well.

Hugs, Di xx

PS I draw the line at sheep dogs! :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Great snowman and Christmas design. The snowflake die cuts look super ! Happy Monday, Shirleyx

Sandy said...

What a cute Christmas card Mary! I love snowmen and Santas. If I ever get to get out of the chair and move around again I will be making Christmas cards too. I have been following Sarn for sometime - she is a really nice lady and quite a talent too!
Sandy

scrappymo! said...

This is indeed a wonderful snowman, made even more special by that lovely intricate snowflake! A winning combination!

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours and the snowman is fab! hugs Karen