Friday, June 19, 2009

You're Snow Special

Well, the first thing that comes to my mind when it's 95 degrees with 80 percent humidity outside, is snow! LOL! Actually, I rarely make "off season" cards. I make warm weather theme cards in the spring and summer and cold theme cards in the fall and winter. I decided to step out of my box a little and make a wintery card when it's really, really hot outside.

I made this card for this week's challenge on the CK/Papercrafts message board. Pene is hosting this week's challenge, which is a color challenge. She chose three random items on her craft table and asked us to take our colors from those objects. There was a bright blue bottle, a red rubber duck and a spool of lime green thread.
For several days this week, I didn't think I was going to be able to do this challenge because nothing was coming to mind that I could do with this combination of colors. When another person posted her card and mentioned that she had to change some things because it looked too much like a Christmas card. So I thought, "hmm - why not make a Christmas card." I found some paper in a DCWV Christmas Stack and there I was.
I received the snowman image and sentiment in an image swap, so I don't know who makes the stamps. I colored the image with my trusty Prismas/mineral spirits then cut out the image and sentiment with my circle Nesties. I inked the edges with French Blue Chalk Ink. I then matted with green and red also cut with the Nesties. I used a couple of border punches to scallop the bottom edge, added some ribbon, a big Prima and some buttons to finish it off.


Pene said...

I really like your card! Love how you put the colors together and the flower!

Susan said...

Your card turned out great! I wish I could have got my act together for this challenge but me and color challenges just don't seem to work out.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Great idea on the Christmas card for the challenge. The colors look great together to me. Love that patterned paper. So cute!