Dec 19, 2008

BC78 - Hey Santa

Happy Winter! - If you are like most of the country you're probably buried under a ton of snow or ice and wishing hard for spring to arrive (I know I am)...Hopefully everyone is safe and warm. 
  Our Blogger's Challenge for today was Non-Traditional Christmas Colors for a Christmas card.  Well I not only went with non-traditional colors but I decided to use stamps that were rather "non-traditional" as well.
I found this cute little set of stamps (Studio G) for only $1 and thought I'd use them for today's challenge.
I love the Elf Feet and the fact that's all the elf you see is just the feet.  I went with my color scheme by using a piece of Designer Paper - (Doodlebug Design - Seabreeze Dotted Line).
My card base is Night of Navy, layered with Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss.  I ran half the piece of Kiwi cs through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflake Embossing Folder.  Then I embossed the snowflakes using a Versa Mark pad and Iridescent Ice EP for some sparkle.  I layered the designer paper on the other half and added a piece of Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon.
My Elf feet were stamped with Palette Noir Black ink and watercolored with Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze Ink Pads.  I couldn't resist adding just a touch of traditional color so I used some red on the bells and stockings with a Spice Red Glitter Pen.  The sentiment (don't you just love it) was also stamped with the Palette Noir Black ink.  Then I added 3 small mini brads (Queen and Co.)  The panel was then added to a scalloped piece of Night of Navy cs (I used my Nestabilites Dies for the panels) and raised up with foam mounting tape.  I added a bow of the Kiwi Satin to complete the card.
Be sure to check out the other great cards/projects by clicking on my Bloggers Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
This is a picture of our house yesterday after the HUGE dump of snow we got.  I had to go out and dig the Polar Bears and Penguins out from under the snow in order for them to be seen. 

15 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Your card is adorable, Ida! And I wish we had half your snow right now. It's rainy and yukky in VA. Merry Chrismtas!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...that's quite a pile of snow you have on your house. We are burrrrr cold, but no snow...yet! What did fall is gone.

Your card is simply adorable. A real magical wish for the holidays in fantastic non-traditional colors. Awesome job.

Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute Ida - love the colors. Your snow pictures are beautiful too!

Catherine said...

what a cute card.
and it looks so cold, with all that snow. I should stop complaining that it's 50 degrees here in California, huh!

Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Nikki Bond said...

Too cute! Love the color scheme! {SMILEs}

Rachel Hope said...

CUTE! Love those little feet :)

Dianne Adams said...

We had a little snow this week here in Tennessee but I'd like more! Love your photo and I love that kiwi green your used on the card.

Lisa Bohler said...

Wow! I thought we got a lot of snow but I think that you win!

Super cute card! Have a Merry Christmas!

Lori said...

What a cute card, Ida! Love the little elf feet!

Kristen said...

Cute, cute, cute. My house probably looks the same. We are in the middle of a snow storm right now. TFS your pics

Elena said...

What an adorable card, Ida! Love this stamp too!

Connie said...

WOW...we only had rain with a little ice. You did get dumped on! Love the card...too cute!

Patti Chesky said...

Cute!!! We're getting a snowstorm as I type this. I love the snow!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Cute card Ida! Great color combination! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :D

MJ said...

Yep, we are buried in snow! Your house looks so pretty all decorated. You card is adorable too! Great job.