I had a lovely day today with my friends. We all went to our favorite scrapbook store, Scrapbook Creations, and played all day. We learned about some new products and, of course, spent money. I actually was pretty well behaved since we made a stop at one of our local craft stores on the way and I was not very well behaved there. I just can’t resist a great bargain.
It is very cold here and finally really feels like winter. I saw several challenges with a winter or snow theme and with this change in the weather I finally felt inspired to make a card for these. I had this cute penguin paper laying around that needed to be used so I created the background with this. I tore straps from some blue scraps to create my snow drifts on the bottom. I sponged the edges with VersaMark ink and then “painted” the top edges with SNS Brushable Glue and added Waterscape glitter. I also added this glitter to my icicle border at the top, punched with a border punch.
I used only part of the Noele's Pengie image from Sparkle N Sprinkle by coloring it with black marker and stamping it. I cut it out with a Spellbinders’ Standard Circle Nestability and layered it on a black “snowflake” created with two squares, cut out with Spellbinders’ Fleur de Lis Squares, and overlapping them. I added a few more punched snowflakes, also covered with Waterscape glitter. I added a sentiment stamped in black and punched out.
I did a second card using a cute sentiment from Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Just For You Stampette set. Seemed fitting after some of my friends’ sledding and skiing experiences.
Try to keep warm!!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew Challenge – Snow Day!
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge #21 - "Get Well"
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge - Winter Time
Stampin For The Weekend Challenge #24 – Out With The Old (old papers and cardstock)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 54 - Let It Snow!
Lexi’s Creations Challenge #56 – Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 90-- Use a border punch
Anything Challenge #58 – Anything Goes at Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C119 – Monochromatic Card in the Blues
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#54 – Color Recipe