Friday, January 28, 2011

For a Winter Birthday



Good Evening, Friends!

Tonight I'm posting yet another birthday card...this one for my grandson, Clayton, who is turning 9 on Feb. 4. He is already a serious (and GOOD) fisherman, so I really should have done a card with ice fishing or something similar...but thought of it too late! Maybe next year!

The "winter" theme is a fun one! I love to use lots of sparkles to try to catch the beautiful look of fresh fallen snow on a clear starry evening. Yes, its COLD, but you'll have to admit, it is also awesome!


For this card I used a sticker (!) which I don't usually do but it fit the scene so well (the snowman)...I couldn't resist! Believe it or not I don't have a snowman stamp! I will definitely have to remedy that before next winter!

The paper is from my stash, as well as the snowflake brads, and the glitter dust.

I also added Stickles (Icicle), & Martha Stewart snowflake punches (coated with glitter).

The stamps I used are the swirls (can't remember the name) and the sentiment is by "Imaginations"

The background is embossed using the Sizzix embossing folder called "Stars". Not sure you can see it in the picture but the embossed part is zigzag stitched to the cardstock.

There really are some nice things about winter you know!

(The picture at the right was taken with just regular indoor lighting...I don't like the color as well as the ones above taken with natural daylight. But I do like how the sparkles show up better!)


Challenges I'm entering this card in:

http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/ challenge, "Winter Wonderland" http://stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.com/ , "Winter"


As always, if you have a moment I'd love to hear from you!
Have a great weekend, my friends!

5 comments:

PapierGirl said...

What a fun winter themed card - love all the whimsical details! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

very,very pretty! : )

The Bug said...

Verry Pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Winter Challenge over on Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central.
Hugs, Wini

Pattie said...

Very cute Winter scene! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Stephanie said...

This is adorable! Love the embossed look. Thanks for joining us at SSCC and hope to see you again soon.