Bring It On — 1st Card of 2011!!

 

I haven’t posted in a quite a while.  I’m still busy with the business, so that is a good thing.  I decided to take a little down time and make a card.  The nice thing is that this card fits so many challenges that are starting off the new year. 

I made a whimsical snowman, who is looking up and telling Mother Nature to “bring it on!”  He is all prepared — he has his snow shovel at the ready.

The patterned paper is by Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) — from one of the holiday stacks that I picked up at Jo-Ann’s.  I cut the snowman with my Cricut using the Doodlecharms cartridge.  I used Design Studio to hide his face so I could move his nose to the top in order to have him looking up into the sky.  I sure hope this is what he looks like, and not some strange looking snowman/unicorn creature.

The snow shovel is cut from the Sesame Street Friends cartridge, the snowman’s scarf from 3 Birds on Parade, the large snowflakes from Accent Essentials, and the snow flurry swirls are from Calligraphy.  I printed the sentiment on the computer using a free font that I downloaded.  It has little snowmen faces peeking out of the letters.  I colored the letters using Copics.

I cut the flurry swirls from a transparency sheet (acetate) so they would be clear.  I then took some white paint and dabbed on them to give them a little opacity, but not too much.  I wanted them to remain in the background when I glued on all the small snowflakes, which I made using a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch.  I used the negative cuts (the part that usually gets thrown away).  Gluing those little snowflakes was a tedious job.

The finishing touches include a small metal star charm hanging from the snowman’s scarf and some rhinestones in the centers of the large snowflakes.  The charm was gold but I thought it looked too stark on the card, so I took my Copics and changed the color. 

 

I placed three of the large snowflakes on the inside of the card:

Here are the challenges that I am entering :

Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #15:  Feeling Frosty!  The requirements are to use white paint, a snowflake and something metal.  I think I covered all of those bases with this card.

Jitterbuggin’ Challenge – Sketch 29 – Let It Snow!:  The requirements are to follow the sketch, use blue somewhere on the card, and include something snow related.

Fantabulous Cricut – Challenge Me Monday #41 – Snowy Delights:  The requirements are to create a project using snow or snowflakes.

Cooking With Cricut – Snow Fun!:  The requirement for this challenge is any project with snow or winter-time activities.

Made By Momo:  Make something with a snow theme.

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #39 – Winter:  What winter means to you. 

  • DCWV patterned paper
  • Cricut cartridges used:  Accent Essentials, 3 Birds on Parade, Calligraphy, Doodlecharms, and Sesame Street Friends
  • Clear acetate (transparency)
  • Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
  • Charm from stash
  • Rhinestones
  • Copics

Comments

  1. LOVE your card and I bet those tiny snowflakes were a pain to put on, but they look great!!

  2. Crafting Cathy says:

    Great card. Your snowman is so happy for the snow…..Love all the details..

  3. Love this card – the snowman DOES look he is telling Mother Nature to bring it on, he is ready!!! Great job!

  4. What an adorable card! This is awesome! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Cooking with Cricut!

    Stacey

  5. Happy New Year!!
    Very pretty! Love your snowman, the pretty papers, snowflakes–everything!
    Glenda

  6. Love this!! The snowman is adorable, love the sentiment and the colors are nice as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with the Cricut and at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog this week. Good Luck!! 🙂

  7. That is a gorgeous card….love the garland of snowflakes and that is probably my very favorite cut from Snow Friends!

  8. So cute, he really is just waiting for the snow to hit.
    Thanks for joining us at FCCB

  9. I LOVE this card, Linda! All of the little details make it so special! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cooking With Cricut.

  10. What a wonderful card! I love the little snowy flourish! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  12. I love the acetate! And the sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Cooking With Cricut!

  13. OMG… your card is not only adorable but beautiful! I love all the elements you added! Love the paper too!
    TFS
    Kim H

  14. This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB:)

  16. Love it- i picked up a pin that has the same snowman- he makes a great card also

  17. This card is beautiful. Love the snowman holding the shovel. Awesome job

  18. What super cute card Linda, love those papers and all great details you did !

    Good luck with the challenge!
    Thanks for playing us this week at Cooking with Cricut.

    Have a great Monday 😉
    http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

  19. Love this card, the sentiment, and the inside! Thanks for coming and joining the fun at Cooking with Cricut!

  20. Your card is adorable! I love the snowman! Good luck in the challenge too 🙂

  21. love your card! Great Job

  22. What an adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  23. I LOVE THIS!! Favorite card of the day for sure!!! And that sentiment made me crack up.
    Hugs,
    Raven

  24. What a fun card! I love all your details, especially the cute snowman with that sentiment! Great job! Glad you joined us for the fun at FCCB!

  25. Super CUTE!

  26. This is really a fun card! I love all the little details! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

  27. What a great card! I love all the details and the sentiment. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cooking with Cricut 🙂

    michelle

  28. Linda your card is simply delightful! All the details make this a truly wonderful card.
    Congrats on your Top 5 Pick at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!

    Mindy

  29. I love this snowman. What a great card.

  30. this is as cute as it gets!!!!!

    Thanks for playing with us and I hope you come and check out the new challenge posted yesterday!

    — dalis
    Cooking with Cricut DT

  31. Love this card! Perfect!!

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