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Friday, December 7, 2012

Peace & Joy & Friends with Flair!

Friday -- Unity Friends with Flair time! As I was perusing blogs yesterday, a couple of challenges caught my eye. That and not having played in FWF for a couple of weeks led me to this card: 



The colours are from this week's Play Date CafĂ© challenge, while the new CASology cue word encouraged me to add some sparkle. I'm still undecided about the snowflake embossing tinsel on this snowman; while I like how the glitter part of the embossing powder just decided to cascade from left to right, the nature of this powder means I lost some definition in the image. I cut the hills then edged them with a silver glitter marker. The rhinestones are my feeble attempt at adding a visual triangle to the design. :P Plus more sparkle! You can't really tell in the photo, but I sponged the edge of the kraft card base with white ink to lighten it a bit and add a little snowy mottling. Works in real life. ;)
It will be interesting to see how many of the projects on the Unity blog today are Christmas cards... probably the rest of the card-making world is ready to move on to valentines already! I'm in Christmas mode for a while yet. Have a great weekend! 


        

Supplies: white, blue & Stampin' Up kraft & bashful blue cardstock, Unity snowbody warms my heart & August 2011 Kit of the Month (all seasons) stamps, Colorbox frost white & Memento Paris dusk inks, Ranger snowflake embossing tinsel, Spica silver glitter pen, Hodges & Lettau rhinestones

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26 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Awesome card, Linds! I love the glittery snowman and hills. The three gems finish it off perfectly!

Julie Odil said...

Christmas for me this week! I like your card. I've had the same feelings with that embossing powder. It isn't as crisp as I would like.

Jen said...

This is awesome! Love that snowman!

Ruby said...

A very pretty card. Love the glittery snowman and hills.

Ardyth said...

I think it's beautiful - that is definitely one of the aspects of that embossing powder, but it really works well here. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

FeistyCrafter said...

Very pretty!! A glitter snowman is just what Christmas card needs :o)

Angel said...

Love the snowy hills and the glittered snowman!

BloomingPink said...

Lovely...the lines drawn for the snow drifts are a wonderful touch!

JPScraps said...

Super cute card!

Shalana said...

Pretty card!

Meredith Adolf said...

Great glittering snowman! I like the way you used the different elements on your card, lots of movement!

Mary Ann Potter said...

Such a sweet creation!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lindsey your sparkly snowman is delightful. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Lisa Arana said...

Just a lovely scene and love the glitter lined hills!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, I'm in Christmas mode up until the bitter end. At least your snowman still looks like a snowman! I've got a similar EP that I of course used on sentiments first. *BZZZZZZ* wrong!
Love the snowy hills :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

that cute snowman is just glistening away! Thanks for taking time to share with us!

Jen W. said...

It might have lost little details but it's still obviously a snowman. I like it! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Alicia said...

That sparkly snowman is FAB! Thanks so much for hanging out with us at The Play Date Cafe this week, happiest of holidays to you!

Rosemary said...

love that sparkly snowman... thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Glenda J said...

Fabulous card! Love the scene and the fabulous sparkle.

anya said...

Very cute! Love all the sparkles! So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

mypapercraftworld said...

This works so beautifully ... sparkley snowman, bling ad those oh so gentle snowy hills ... perfect! Anita in France :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Love the embossing tinsel! I had to LOL about the rhinestones...I think they look great and love the extra bling. ;)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very pretty! Love the snow hill lines that you created there! Pretty with the sparkle also! Great card!
Hugs, Wendy

Anita Rex said...

So pretty! I like the way the embossing turned out but understand your frustration with sparkly powder! As excited as i am for Valentines I have not gotten enough out of Christmas yet! LOL Still haven't inked up a few sets! LOL

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOVE that snowman! BEAUTIFUL card!