Nov 2, 2007

BCG - Embellished Snowman


For this week's challenge on the Blogger's Challenge group we had to use Embellishments (Brads, Buttons, Eyelets, etc....) for our projects. Last year I bought these adorable 3-D stickers and saved them to use on Christmas projects. I decided this was the perfect time to get one out and put it to use. Yesterday my new paper from Basic Gray (Figgy Pudding) arrived and this snowman pattern was just to cute to resist using along with my little snowman sticker (Paper Bliss).
I tried to match up as much of the colors on the designer paper as possible. My card base is Cranberry Crisp (retired "in" color from 2006) and distressed the edges with Cranberry Crisp ink. Then I added a layer of Soft Sky a current "in" color that I distressed with my cutter kit. I layered the snowman paper and a strip of the reverse pattern and added some stitched ribbon (retired SU - Prep School). Next I added 3 snowflake brads (Making Memories) that is covered with a glue pen and some Summer Sea (Art Institute) glitter. The brads are normally plain white.
I distressed a square of Cranberry Crisp card stock and added a layer of the Soft Sky that I pierced, faux stitched & ran through my Cuttlebug and added my little snowman embellishment. I lightened the Christmas tree up a little with some white craft ink & mounted the piece to my card with foam mounting tape. The only stamped part on this card is the sentiment (SU Holidays and Wishes) stamped in Cranberry Crisp ink.
Don't forget to check out all the other great cards/projects for this weeks challenge. You can do so by using the Blogger's Challenge Group on my sidebar.

17 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I love the embossed panel! Really cute card. Love the photo in your banner too!

Karen said...

great card Ida! love the pp too!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fabulous job. I have those same snowflake brads and I just love them! Awesome holiday card.

Lisa said...

Love all the detail on your cuttlebug panel.

Julie Campbell said...

Very cute! The paper goes perfectly with your little snowman!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a sweet sweet card!!!!!

Vicki

Basement Stamper said...

Cute card Ida! Love the snowman!

Anita said...

I LOVE wha you've done with the snowflakes, etc. I think I must "overthink" these challenges! I love the Figgy paper too-Basic Grey is my FAVORITE! I just got mine the other day...note to self, must play this weekend! BTW, Come Thou Fount is one of my favorite hymns--especially the line "though my heart is prone to wander"...it sure is...

Anita Van Hal
www.anitastamps.com

Lisa Bohler said...

Such a fun little snowman!!! Great card!

rozie640 said...

Very cute Ida, love your snowman and the snowflakes!!!!

astampingteddy said...

Your little snowman is just darling. I love all the details!
Claudia

Pat Huntoon said...

What a wonderful card!

Lori said...

This is adorable! Love the snowman and the paper.

Kathie Bailey said...

Oh, I love snowmen! Very cute card Ida.

Connie said...

I love snowman and your card! Great job!

Stefanie said...

Love your super cute snowman Ida! Great job with the challenge!

Beth said...

What a darling card.