Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snow much nerdy peeps

I have noticed something lately.  I am using red, kraft & stickles a whole lot.  I just can't help it, it's helping me get into the holiday spirit.  I kinda, sorta, really like snowmen this year too?!?  They are just so cute!  
Today, I am showing a fun holiday card using the December stamp set from Avocado Arts.  It has a few different snowmen to build, some snowflakes, cute sentiments and a sled (I know I'm forgetting something else, so I apologize in advance).  
To make this card, I stamped the sled in versa mark ink, onto the kraft card base.  While that was drying I cut/embossed card stock, using the Bracket Edgabilities from Spellbinders.  Before adhering the two pieces together, I stamped snowflakes & the sentiment (I added stickles to the center of the snowflakes).  The snowman was paper pieced together on separate card stock, then adhered with foam tape.  I adhered the pieces together, and then to the card front.  I was going to add twine or something, but I saw these Zva crystals I have been hoarding, which seems like forever.  I'm done with hoarding my stuff, so I slapped that swirl right on my card without even thinking twice about it (I lie, I thought about it lol).  I kind of wanted to round the corners, but the crystals were blocking the way...hindsight is always 20/20.  
Well, make sure to visit the other designers to see what fun stuff they created.

materials used:
Avocado Arts stamps
Spellbinders Edgabilities
Zva crystals
Copic markers
kraft cardstock
white card stock
red card stock
memento ink
versafine ink
versamark ink
foam tape


Connie and Jack said...

Very nice! The crystals look like swirling snow. Awesome idea. TFS.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOVE this card--LOVE your background stamping and I love that you are not hoarding anymore--I think I need to join in the fun of using my fav gems/papers/etc!! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

So cute! I love that bracket edge and the nerdy glasses!!

Anonymous said...

awww, the crystaline winds of winter swirling!

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