Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Best Part of Christmas

Sparkle N Sprinkle recently released several “Stampette” sets.  These are cute & fun little value packed "mini" sets with many of them complementing larger sets.  They have some adorable Christmas sets and I decided to use one of these for today’s card.

This card uses the Snow Family Stampette set.  These little snowmen are so adorable and I couldn’t resist coloring them to be dressed alike.  It brings back memories of making matching Christmas dresses for me and my two little girls one year.  I heat embossed this image, using Midnight Madness embossing powder.  This gave the image a lot of sparkle but I added more by adding Twinkling Clouds Sparkle N Soft to the trim on the coats and the snow at the bottom of the image.

I cut the image out with a Spellbinder die and layered it on a black scalloped rectangle, also cut with a Spellbinder die.  This is added to red and black layers, then to a white card base.  I used a glue pen to add Starfire Glitter to the star on the image and the snowflakes on the red background layer.  The sentiment is also part of this adorable set and is stamped with Jet Black Stazon ink on a Spellbinder label die.

It is hard to believe that Christmas is only two months away and I hope that my oldest daughter will be able to come home for at least a few days so we can be together as a family for Christmas this year.  It makes it so special.

Thanks for visiting today,

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #89 - Layer upon Layer
Ooh La La Challenge #91 - Let It Snow
   Use a die
   Use a Christmas Sentiment
   Use some kind of light (Candle, Christmas Tree Lights, snow etc)
   Use Red and White and additional colors if you wish
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 47 --Three B's: Black, Border Punch, Bling
Card Crazy Card Challenge ..... 'numbers'  or  'add a sentiment'
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #54 – Cute, with a Dark Twist
Corrosive Challenges By Janet Challenge #135 – Flying Things
Aifactory Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so pretty Marie. Love the way you have them dressed alike - so cute. The layering is awesome too!

Selma said...

These snowmen are so cute. Your card is very pretty. Thank you for joining us in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Karin said...

I love snowmen and these are as cute as they come! Of course all the sparkle is wonderful too!

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous Marie, nice to see the snowmen in Pink!! just beautiful background papers too truly a lovely card:) Sandra H

Susie Little said...

Thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers! xx

Lana said...

Wow Marie this is such a fab and sparkly creation I love it. I'm now a follower too xx

April said...

This is so cute, Marie! great job as usual.

Hugs, April

Amanda R said...

Love the black and red color scheme, so vibrant! Great coloring too Marie!

Linda Palmer said...

Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog. Love your darling card.

Wendi said...

Wow what a fabulous card I love it especially the image and colours, pretty papers and embellishments too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Linda said...

Great card Marie. I like the way you dressed your snow people. I love starfire glitter one of my favorite.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, this is a darling card! Love what you have done with the red and black theme, and the cuteness of family.

Gerlinde said...

Great card! My mom used to sew all of our clothes and they were always matching! Even the PJ's!

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

This is so pretty. I love these cute, matching snowpeople, and the sparkling, and the colours (MY christmas is red :) ) Good luck in the 3B's-challenge at Fussy and Fancy. Hope to see you back there. Lisbeth K