Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Merry Holiday Leftovers

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Naughty or Nice challenge!

While the current Jingle Belles Holiday Leftovers challenge is still on, I decided to use up my own stash of leftovers a little bit more. Lots of bits and pieces went into this one! 

Leftovers include:
- the snowman and the bird, stamped and die cut at least a year ago at Emily's house
- the sky panel, from when I mopped up some leftover distress inks onto a piece of watercolour paper a few months ago
- the snowhill, which was a scrap I had spread some leftover embossing paste plus glitter on, again last year
- the frame, die cut several weeks ago (also at Emily's)
I hadn't coloured my snowman or bird, so that was done today, as was adding the woodgrain texture to the frame. I also added the notes, to give the bird something to say. The sentiment was a happy accident — I stamped it in blue on white, then accidentally grabbed my white embossing powder instead of my clear! So I stamped and embossed it again, but then thought, hmm. So I sponged over the white embossing with distress ink, and liked it much better than my original plan. 
My little bird qualifies this for the current Merry Monday challenge! And I will also add this to Simon Says Stamp's current Anything Goes challenge. 

Supplies: white cardstock, Fabriano hot-press watercolour paper, Echo Park Keepin' Cozy patterned paper, Paper Smooches Cool Dudes, Stampendous Eighth Notes & Simon Says Stamp/Kelly Purkey Tis the Season stamps, Memories black, Brilliance Mediterranean blue, & tumbled glass, broken china & shaded lilac distress inks, Zing clear & Wow white embossing powder, Paper Smooches Cool Dudes & Scallop Frame dies, Papertrey Ink woodgrain texture plate, Spectrum Noir markers, Dreamweavers glossy white embossing paste, Stampin' Up dazzling diamonds glitter, Creative Memories corner-rounding punch, pop-dot tape 

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SmilynStef said...

What a super-cute card ... so very glad you joined us for some holiday leftovers at Jingle Belles.

Tracey McNeely said...

This is such a cute card Lindsey! I love that little snowdude!

Jessi Fogan said...

Eeeep utter cuteness!

Leslie Hanna said...

Gotta love happy accidents!

Linda said...

What a sweet card with that cute little snowman and birdie. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

lauren bergold said...

cuteness level OFF THE CHARTS on this one... love every single bit, expecially that fab sentiment! another great addition to our buffet of "holiday leftovers" at JINGLE BELLES! :)

SmilynStef said...

I really think I *need* that cute little snowman ... what a fun holiday card ... so very glad you joined us with your holiday leftovers at Jingle Belles.

Unknown said...

So cute. Love this snowman! Such a happy, little scene!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

SonjaK said...

Oh, I love this Cool Dudes set. What a wonderful scene you've created with the cute snowman!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I fell in love with this gorgeous little bird and snowman I saw at the Merry Monday Challenge! Adorable!
Take care!

Julene Matthews said...

This is very cute. It caught my eye in the Merry Monday GAllery.

Anonymous said...

You pulled together your left overs so beautifully. Your colours and patterns work really well; I especially like the read patterned paper.