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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Share The Magic - October SOTM Blog Hop


Welcome to the Close to my Heart October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop It’s really hard for me to adjust to the fact that it’s October already. Especially since the temperature today was 80° here in PA.

If you came here from Teri’s Blog then you’re on the right path. If you’d like to start from the very beginning, or you need to see the entire list, then go to Kathleen’s Blog. This hop is a round robin so no matter where you start, you will end up back there again.

Today we are featuring the Stamp Set called “Share the Magic”. This is a very cute Christmas Set and just perfect for making your own gift tags. Wish I’d have made some to show.

My card today is made with the snowman and tree. I glued B&T  from the Mistletoe Collection onto cardstock. Then I stamped the Tree in New England Ivy Ink and cut out. Then I applied Red Sparkles where the ornaments are stamped. Then I added white liquid  appliqué to the bands on the tree. Since it's an outside scene, I wanted it to look l,ike snow. If you use the tree as an indoor scene, you can treat those bands as garland.
After coloring the snowman, I coated the white part with liquid glass then sprinkled on Diamond Dust. I attached three black pearls for his buttons.

For the snow under the snowman, I also coated with Liquid Glass then sprinkled on Faux Flower Soft that I made by rubbing two pieces of Styrofoam together and using the dust that was left behind. This makes wonderful snow.

The three snowflakes at the bottom were coated with Bonding Memories glue then Prisma Glitter. I attached a white pearl to the center of each.

I used white Embroidery Floss for the Hand stitching around the card. I wanted it to look like snow flakes!

If you like our cards, please leave us all a sweet comment. We love hearing from you and love to know how we;re doing!!!

Now hop on over to Cindy's Blog and see the wonderful artwork she has to share with you.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it Nancy!! Gorgeous card as always:)

Cindy

Teri Baxter said...

Beautiful card!!!

Teri

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh Nancy, this card is jaw-dropping awesome!!

Nancy Ball said...

GORGEOUS as always, Nancy! Your cards are just amazing, as is the detail.

Sarita said...

Love all of the details! So pretty!

Kim O'Rear said...

Fantastic card. The embossed snowflakes if perfect!

Doreen said...

Nancy, your card is STUNNING!!!!!! I will definitely keep your technique suggestions in my back pocket! Love it!

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Oh wow! All the detail....GORGEOUS card!

Wendy K. said...

Gorgeous card!!

Closet Stamper said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching.

Haley D. said...

So pretty!

Melissa said...

Love your card! The hand stitching is fantastic!!

Wendy Coffman said...

The hand stitching detail is amazing!

Debra said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the little details you put into it!

Krista Ritskes said...

What a lot of work! Beautiful.

Patti said...

Definately a WOWEE!