Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Winter Wishes to Card Cuties

I'm slowly working on some cards for our Card Cupids Winter Wishes card drive for the children at Cole’s Pages.

I decided to make two cards — one for a girl and one for a boy — using this week's Merry Monday holiday card sketch.

For the girl's card, I used First Snow by Karen's Doodles, which I won from Karen's Doodles last year, and was very much inspired by this week's recipe/photo inspiration challenge at The Ribbon Reel.

The Ribbon Reel
Inspiration/Challenges for this card:
Merry Monday #38: Sketch
Stamp and Create: Winter Wonderland
The Ribbon Reel: Photo/Color Inspiration + ribbon/burlap + Shabby

It's difficult to see, but the white background is lightly embossing with a Snowflake pattern (same goes for the boy's card).

I heat-embossed a snowflake pattern (from Raisin Boat) onto the large metallic brads (from Michaels), and wound a white leaf ribbon around them.

The sentiment is stamped on a scrap from a canvas bag (if you follow my blog, you know I've gotten a lot out of that bag ... and there's still more left!), and I left on the seam because I thought it looked, well, "shabby chic." I finished it off with a white snowflake brad.

For my second card using this week's Merry Monday holiday card sketch, I used Tastes Snow Good by Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps.

Inspiration/Challenges for this card:
Digi Makeover Challenge
: Weather + digi
Merry Monday #38
: Sketch

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge: Monochromatic
For the banner, I made a tiny "scarf" by stamping onto stiff felt. I added some detail to the end with embroidery floss; the fringe is difficult to see in this photo, but it's so cute.

The blue strips were scraps from my endless stash, and the snowflakes were cut with a Martha Stewart punch using the same cardstock as the embossed background (shiny white Core'dinations).

The image was colored with Copics, and there's blue shading although it's also difficult to see. I used my Marvy Snow Pen (heat-activated puff-paint) to add some more "snow".

Update: This cards was the random prize winner for Digi Makeover Challenge #59. Thank you!
    Hope you'll send some Winter Wishes cards for the children at Cole’s Pages; the deadline is December 1st. The cards don't have to be winter-themed, just any sort of non-religious "Happy Mail". You can get all the information at Card Cupids.

    Have a super day,


    1. Love your cards! Both are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for joining the Digi Makeover Challenge.
      Ruza ~ DT

    2. So fabulous cards. I love both of them. Well.. maybe the blue one a bit more :) I just love everything blue. The banner scarf is so cute on it. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again :)
      Hugs, Eret

    3. Adorable cards, great brads and such a sweet image! Thanks for joining us at The RibbonnReel this week!

    4. Fabulous cards, what adorable images. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

    5. I LOVE those images you have used on your cards CG! That snowman and little girl looking up and the little girl catching snowflakes are too cute! Great cards! Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

    6. That little girl catching snowflakes on her tongue reminds me of my granddaughter! And I love the snowman and little boy looking up! Both are fantastic, CG! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!


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