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7/26/2015

Christmas Card Club - Let It Snow

Hello - welcome and thanks for popping into my little corner of Blogland. And welcome to another sweet new follower, Rebecca B of The Rocky Crafty Corner. Met Rebecca on her recent stint as Guest Designer at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge.  Gosh, I hope I can jump over there more often, as I not only got to see some luscious butterfly cards, but met some lovely new card bloggers. Thanks, ya'll, for joining as new followers. It makes me happy to meet new folks, and I hope you'll enjoy what I share on the post.

Today is our Christmas Card Club Challenge, selected this week by sweet Christine,  and today's theme is "Let It Snow". That sounds very pleasant here in our area since we've had so much hot weather of late. Somehow it just helps make one feel a bit cooler, thinking of snow. (Of course you know, once it's cold, I'll be longing for the sunshine, right?!)


 
 
 
- Darcie's Heart & Home image (JCS223) purchased last February at a stamp show (yep, a NBUS). Stamped with Memento London Fog, Copics & WoS coloring. Some Sakura silver star pen to glisten up the skate blade runners & the snowflakes. Added some white gel pen alongside the silver falling flakes. MFT pierced circle to cut it out, and Copic B0000 to shade along the edges.
 
- MBox Snowflake corner cut very nicely using the Sizzix Precision plate, but did roll it back 'n' forth several times, checking to see how it was cutting. Reversed the rolling order, and also turned the die horizontally for a couple of passes. Pleased to say I didn't have to snip anything out, just easily release the bits, handling with care, because it is quite an intricate die. A little bit of surgery on the edges of the die piece made it fit the card size nicely. Generous amount of  Versamark over the die cut, then sprinkled with Ranger Snowflake EP, which has bits of silvery glitter embedded when it heats up. 
 
- White background spritzed with BoBunny Frost, (a lovely light sky blue), then some Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Frozen Jack Frost (white with a little glimmer). Mixed some Perfect Pearls Pewter powder with water into a spray bottle and spritzed. Once this was dried very well, inked up Kars Snowfall EF with a white pigment ink, then embossed.
 
- Impression Obsession transparent stamp inked with Memento Love Bug - stamped (onto a white snippet) & quickly dumped some Ranger Clear Detail EP, then used a SU punch to get the shape.
 
I do hope you'll take time to check out what my teammates are sharing in today's challenge. You can find their blog links on the right side bar. Have a grand day, and big hugs.


32 comments:

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! He's so sweet!! I love the snowflake background!! What a beautiful card this is, Mary!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love the idea of cutting the Snowman out with the circle Die.
Makes it look like a Snow Globe at first glance.
Patricia x

brenda said...

A lovey card today Mary, such a happy looking snowman.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

brenda said...

Hi Mary,

I thought I left a comment but it seems to have disappeared on me so just in case wanted to say what a happy snowman and have a good Sunday.

Bx

crafty-stamper said...

we are never satisfied on the weather front are we lol love the chilly looking card love the intricate die-cut background and cute snowman
Carol x

Marilyn said...

Adorable card! Love the snowman

nwilliams6 said...

Now does sound awesome right now! Love your pretty dies, frosty colors and cute little image. Fun card and so lovely to look at in this hot weather! Hugz

Bonnie said...

This adorable snowman skates like I would with one foot going east and the other west! LOL! Love your snowy scene from the snowflake corner to the inked Kars falling snow! Love the touches of red with the soft blue and white too!

Petra Swart said...

What an adorable little snowman you've got there, Mary!!!! He is just the cutest little thing!!!! Love his party hat!!! Your snowflake bg is simply stunning!!!! So beautiful!!!
Have a super Sunday!!!!
Hugz

dutchess said...

what a fabulous image Mary...and i love the way you have used your die cuts....a real fun card xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is beautiful Mary - lots of gorgeous sparkle! Love what you did with the background die - it does look very intricate, but your patience shines through! Cute little image too!

Stampsnob. said...

Really cute card ,,,,,,the chill is in the air..............Lis

Irish Cherokee said...

Sweet snow man and love the snow flakes Mary. Could stand some of the cool air right now. Don't know if I am ready for snow though. Fun card to be sure.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Diane said...

Just adorable Mary, love the background, snowman and snowflakes.


Hugs Diane

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness Mary! I love every little thing about this card. You have created such a beautiful background with so much lovely snowy texture.
Your image is a sweetie...I think it would also look great in a snow globe!

I want to rush right out to get that MB die...thank goodness I am at the lake and that will give the self control to wait for a 40% off sale! lol

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card Mary especially that fab snowflake corner. I love the image too it's very cute! Zx

Carol said...

This is a real cutie Mary and I just love that corner die...your sparkly treatment finishes it perfectly. Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a cute snowman and surrounded by beautiful snowflakes too. That die is very pretty and has now made it's way on to my wish list.
Lorraine

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Fabulous card... Corner stunning.... Love it....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Carol L said...

There's a Sizzix precision plate now, eh? I need to get out more! LOL Those delicate snowflakes look so pretty and I really like that cute, whimsical snowman too! Your card made me feel cool for a moment, so thanks for that :) Whew, it's hot here today!

Brenda said...

Wow! A lot of love and detail went into this beautiful card Momma Mary! I so love that sweet snowman. You have colored him up so cute. Love the background and the Mbox Snowflake corner die. Your pearl snowflakes are perfect on this card. Love, love, love! Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Mary a delightful snow globe, looks so real..love it.xx
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rachel said...

A really super make Mary - I love those snowflakes - the detail looks stunning - almost like lace - wonderful! Big hugs rachel x

Mrs A. said...

What a cutie Mary. I love that background so perfect for the theme and suits Mr Snowman to the ground. hugs Mrs A.

Kim Heggins said...

Just as adorable as can be! I love your sweet little snowman and your snowflakes are fabulous...love it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah beautifully created card there, Mary I so love the background and the way you have decorated, certainly does look like "let it snow!"! Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah beautifully created card there, Mary I so love the background and the way you have decorated, certainly does look like "let it snow!"! Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a delicate and oooh so gorgeous snowflake background
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the colours you've used and that gorgeous background is wonderful! Well done on using a NBUST too: still trying to catch up with using my NBUST's, think I will always have them waiting to be inked Karen xx

Christine Harrop said...

I love your skating snowman surrounded by all those lush snowflakes Gorgeous card Mary and I'm so sorry for the delay in commenting! Hugs Christine xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

What an adorable image and gorgeous background. Great card, Mary!

Faith A said...

You sound like you love the playing with messy, you have wonderful results from them too a happy Christmas card.