Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Creative Card Crew Challenge: Snow Day

(Sneak peek and detail shot of glitter and crystals.)

Good morning and Happy New Year!  With the arrival of the holiday season, I noticed a lot of challenge blogs were taking a break, which is good as it gives us more time to enjoy our families and the festivities.  That said, I am happy to be back in the swing of things and get a routine going again!  Anyone else feel that way?

With the new year comes a new challenge from the Creative Card Crew...Snow Day!  I really love this theme...to me it means snow, snowflakes, and glitter...I love it all!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp, a great online store that has a huge variety of stamping goodies.  Play along for a chance to win some of those goodies for yourself!

I choose a stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas that had been begging to get inked....  Isn't the bunny the cutest?  The image is colored with pencils, cut out with a Spellbinder's die, and accented with glitter.  I went for the subtle stuff...just wanted to add a hint of sparkle so I applied it to random snowballs, not all of them....  I also used a die from TCP, called Snowflake Lace Paper.  It is really cool since you can use both the positive and negative shapes; if you are into snowflakes like I am, this die is a "must" for your collection!  I embellished the card with some ribbon, a button, and some Swarovski flatback crystals; I like the contrast of the "homey" button with the "fancy" crystals.

Image: The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Soft Suede, Carolee's Creations DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, SU! Soft Suede Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon, Swarovski Flatback Crystals, PTI Hawaiian Shores Button
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Die, The Cat's Pajamas Die, SU! Dimensionals

Here is a picture of the finished card:

I hope you will head on over to the Creative Card Crew blog to check out the rest of the DT's creations.  As I said before, if you play along you have the chance of winning a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Kathy said...

Oh Angela, this is WONDERFUL!!!!! Love the color combo, fun papers and that die looks great (need to go check it out). Really fun snowy card, awesome coloring of the soft creamy colored bunny.

Linda Palmer said...

Angela, I took a little break from blog hopping so am glad to be back checking out my friends blogs. This is a darling card. I love everything about it. Cute image, beautiful coloring, fab card.

Margaret said...

Fab card, and yes the bunny is very, very cute! Love the snowflake lace paper. Just something else to add to my wish list :o(
Margaret xx

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo and the way the snowballs are sparkling like real snow under the sun!

Chris said...

awesome card! love the image!!

Amy said...

Eeeek! Your cards just keep getting more and more awesome! Love this color combo and your coloring of the bunny is amazing--proof that now one NEEDS Copics! I love that snowflake doily die thing--think I may have to order one...

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is beautiful Angela! I like the color combo and how you used the cut outs from that elegant snowflake die. The sparkly snowballs are a nice touch too!

Larissa said...

Great card. The bunny stamp is so adorable!! That die is just amazing. Love it that you can use both the positive and negative parts.

Ann Kristin said...

What an adorable bunny! Great card. I love that snow flake circle behind the bunny.