Dec 2, 2010

Say it with...Christmas Scene Baubles

Hello! - Well are you all prepared for Christmas? - Me, not so much.  I'm still working on cards, need to buy gifts and try to do some holiday baking as well.  So much to do...so little time.

So today the Annabelle Challenge is:
Say It With Christmas Scene Baubles.

This is a wonderful holiday set.  I've never heard of the globes being referred to as "baubles" as I've always called them "ornaments" but whatever you call them they make awesome cards.  Today however I chose not to use the globes but rather one of the little scenes in the set and the words.
I saw this adorable card in a magazine and decided I could do something similar with my Annabelle Stamps and this is the result.

I started with a card base of Garden Green (now retired SU).  Then I used an SU background stamp, Wood grain) and stamped it with Close To Cocoa (sadly another retired SU color) on Crumb Cake card stock.  Next I stamped the trees with Garden Green ink on a separate piece of Crumb Cake cs forming a little forest.  Added some snow using, White Liquid Applique.  I added sparkle to the trees with some glitter.
Then I added strips of Cherry Cobbler cs.  I stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink before mounting my focal piece with foam dimensional tape.  Lastly I added some small Chili Sprinkles to complete my card.  It's really a simple and easy card but I like how it turned out.  Great for those "last minute" cards.

Now you can try this challenge yourself using this set or if you don't have it I'm sure another Christmas Bauble set would also work.  We hope though you like this set enough to order one for yourself or someone else as a gift perhaps.  As always there is a prize up for grabs ($20 Gift Voucher) at the end of the month for anyone entering any of the monthly challenges.

For those wondering my blog header is actually a picture of our house and my mom's next door.  We put the lights up on Saturday in a snow storm, spent 5 hours at it.  I know CRAZY but hey, it's pretty and festive don't you think.  Snow melted  on Tuesday and yesterday during a rain storm but arrived again today.  Getting good use out of our new Studded Snow Tires!

13 comments:

Jerusha said...

Okay, I was totally wondering if that was your house. I love it! So festive. Your card is festive too, I love the wood grain stamp that you used, it really makes the trees from that set a focal point. Perfect!

Lynn said...

Love your card Ida..really like the woodgrain! Love your house pictures too...very cheery!

Sue W said...

Great use of this small stamp Ida.....love the snowy scene you've created.....fabulous on the woodgrain background.

OM Goodness that looks cold at your place!!!! Love the festive decs though - good for you working in the snow to get this done.

maryr917 said...

love your cas design and layout on this card ida-your home photos are so pretty & festive-I give you credit for decorating in the snow-I can tell my hubby no excuses cause we have no snow just cold

Allison said...

That is one terrific card Ida. I want that wood grain stamp! Great clean and simple design!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the clean design and perfect details! Your house lights look so festive and pretty! YOu can cross that off your list, and you're more ready than you think!

Leslie Miller said...

The wood grain is a perfect combination with the trees, and I really must say I love that cute little row of trees and the warm, woodsy colors!

Elena said...

Gorgeous card, Ida! Love those tiny Christmas trees!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Cute card Ida....I opened your blog and drooled at the header, only to find out it's your house! How pretty, and a wonderful share, and so happy you have safe tires to get you thru the winter. (beautiful to look at but I'll stay warm in the sun) lol

Kylie said...

Loving your tree and snow scene border Ida and with your woodgrain background, STUNNING!!!

Take Care,
Hugs,
Kylie X

stampinmoments.com said...

Gorgeous card Ida, I love that you created a border with the trees!
Andrea
x

Tiffany said...

First I have to say the picture at the top of your blog makes me want to move to the snow!! gorgeous! Your card is fabulous!

Teresa said...

Very clever!