Monday, November 21, 2011

Snow Family Fun And No Patterned Paper

The IO blog is having a "No Patterned Paper" challenge this week, and although I didn't play, I couldn't resist finishing this card that would have been okay to enter.  I love Alesa Baker stamps and had started this card a while back.

For some reason I did the card front and base backgrounds first this time.  I wanted a 5" square easel card.  I used a 5"X10 piece of Domtar Cougar Super Smooth White cardstock for the card.  You can find the measurements and instructions HERE.  If you would prefer a video, you can go HERE(You could increase the top half by .25" so it would cover more to the right when open, and set further to the right when flat.  It would extend .25" over the bottom part.  It would still fit in a 5.5" square envelope.)  I may try that next time myself.

The bottom cardstock is 5"x5" Bazzill Basics Blissful from their Blissful Trio collection.  The next layer (for the card front) is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock stamped with my Mega Mount and Impression-Obsession Cover-A-Card Pine inked with SU Old Olive.  I used snow behind the family that I had left over from another project.  I had stamped Cover-A-Card Dots on Neenah CC Solar White Laid CS with VersaMark, added Deco Art Crystal Glamour Dust, and heated it to set.  The layers were torn to give a snow drift effect. Then it was layered onto the Pine as shown.

I stamped Impression Obsession Snow Family Fun using Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.  They were painted with Twinkling H2O's, cut them out, turned them over on my Pergamano embossing mat, embossed their caps, scarfs, and buttons with a stylus, and then layered them on top using 3D pop dots as shown.  I added Glossy Accents to their buttons, coal, and carrot noses. :-)  Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen was added to the dots on the little snow-girl.

To finish off the bottom, I used the pine boughs from Impression Obsession's Clear set Winter View, by Alesa Baker on Neenah CC Solar White.  The image can also be purchased in red rubber as Pine Garland Border.  I used a Spellbinders Fancy Tags One die for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession's Clear set Swirl Tree.  The pearls are Oriental Trading Post 7mm pearls.  The star pin is from aking Memories Mistletoe Deco Pins.  (I altered it in the photo because it looked gray when it really is a pearly white.  :-)

So that's all for now.  If you want to play, you have until this Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m.  The theme is No Patterned Paper and you could wind a $25 Gift Certificate for the online store.  You can get the detials by going HERE.

Hope you are having a great week!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!!


 Shirley


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35 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the easel and how you used it. Adorable snowman!

Patti J said...

You are so good at these twisted easel cards! What a gorgeous creation, Shirley! Very beautifully done! Thanks for sharing, and for the reminder about the challenge - I totally forgot, and I'm running out of time! Hugs...

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is so pretty! Love the twisted easel card and this one is precious with those cute little snow people on it! Just beautiful.
Lynn

Sharli said...

Ooo, this is just beautiful! I love the easel cards and you seem to be the go-to master! Awesome work - thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh they are PRECIOUS!!~

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, this is sooo cute, Shirley!!!! Your little snow people are adorable and I loooove the twisted easel card design!!!

Donna Bowman said...

This is so cute Shirley - I LOVE snowmen and these are precious!! Such a fun and happy holiday card!!

Olga said...

this is priceless!!!! Love the image, your coloring and the easel card!!!

Shirley Deatcher said...

Shirley this is another beautiful card ! I love how you used the pine branch CC for the BG and then made 'snow' in the bottom half. The colouring is so perfect the hats & scarves look 'real' ! Cheers !

Ellen said...

Snow Family is my favorite snowmen stamp! Love what you did with it! The pine cover a card is the perfect backdrop! Fabulous design Shirley!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Fabulous Christmas snow people, love the warm winter hats:0) That's a great background the fir is brilliant and I love the pink with it, Gay xxx

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous. I so love snowmen. I enlarged it so I could get a better look at all the wonderful details. Their caps look so real and fluffy warm. This is one of my favorite Christmas cards I've seen this year. Super job, Shirley.

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous little snow family Shirley! Love your background and the card inside is perfect too!

April said...

These snowmen are so cute! I love the easel card. You did a great job again!

redwasher1 said...

I so admire your twisted easel card!! Your DP you made is awesome!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So cute Shirley! Love the sweet snowpeeps! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

mochamama said...

Awesome card Shirley and NO DP, cool!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Shirley, this is GORGEOUS!!!!

Vicki

Maria said...

Oh my!!! What a lovely snowy scene filled with adorable snowmen! You colored them beautifully! Pine boughs behind them give such cozy beauty! A gorgeous Christmas card, so pretty! Take care and Happy Thanksgiving!!:-))

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card, I really like this twisted easel design, (I must have a go) I like the scene and the sweet snowman family.
Thank you for visiting my blog and your very kind comments.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Kevin xx

Shannon White said...

Oh, I Love this Miss Shirley! Such a Darling Snow Family! Can't help but smile! they are so Sweet! And you have colored then up Beautifully . Love the Pine CAC BG too! I have this one but have not inked it up yet, thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

P.S. I love your Blog snow! So fun, I might have to go check out the how too.. 8-)

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty! Love the use of the border on the bottom portion of your card. Of course the CAC stamp is amazing, with the darling snow family in front! Adding the unexpected pink colors to your card really sets it apart and gives the eye happiness in unexpected surprises! Lovely card, as always, Shirley. Thanks for sharing!

Sally said...

Shirley,
I love this card. Those snow people are so adorable. Love the No patterned paper too!

Jeanne said...

Cute, cute card. Thanks for sharing about the falling snow on blogs; couldn't get to work, but trying. :)

Shirley said...

Hi, Jeanne, I sent you the snow code for people using the older version of Blogger. Let me know if it works!

Theresa said...

Hi Shirley, thank you for all the wonderful comments you left on my blog...you are so very sweet.

I love you snowman card. I am just getting into stamping my own backgrounds...the pine branches look awesome. Your snowmen look so real. Love that pink and red together.

Conniecrafter said...

Awww they are just darling, love that pine background and your snow pile too. Gorgeous framing of the sentiment inside, love that pine border

Elizabeth said...

Very cute! Love the pine needle background!

Cheryl said...

This is a cutie! Love the snow family!!! ~Hugs, Cheryl

creativearts said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you colored the hats, scarfs, mittens to make them look like velvet! Also using the pine background for the snow family is so pretty!

Yogi said...

all the above cards are Lovely. You seem to be in the mood for these off set easel cards. I still haven't made one... I think one is coming up in the near future.

derry said...

I've never know about this topic. It’s really interesting to read.. I like this blog to know about new things. Thanks for this.

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, what a lovely easl card you've made. Love the pine background and colouring of the snowmen! have a nice day, greetz Miranda

Paula Huiras said...

Love it all. Great explanation too!
PH

Gvendalen said...

So sweet card! Love the image and your coloring/
hugs, Helena

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