Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Flakey Friends





I needed another card for my club for this month and even though Christmas is only 12 days away, I thought I'd make a card that could be used after Christmas also. If my club is like me, they will need this as a Christmas card.  
The neat think about this card is that the tree folds flat for sending.

I can't believe I've had this cute stamp set called Flakey Friends for months now and this is the first card I made with it. Oh well, snowmen are always great for any occasion cards for the winter months. The snowflake borders on the sides are part of the stamp set too.

Speaking of stamps never used, the tree on the left and the swirls with it are from a retired CTMH set called Nature's Gift. I guess this is a case of too many stamps and so little time.

I used Non-traditional Christmas colors of Smokey Plum and Olive. The dimensional tree on the right was cut from the CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge "Art Philosophy". The tree folds flat for sending. 
I used CTMH Almond Glitz Glitter Gel for the centers of the snowfakes, and to decorate the tree.

For the snow on the one tree and under the snowman, I applied White Liquid Applique and added some heat to puff, then some Prisma Glitter on top.
The scarf and hat were colored in with our NEW Alcohol markers in Smokey Plum and Olive.

The design inspiration came from this weeks challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday
Other Challenge Blogs for this Card:
Creative Card Crew - Use a star
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Sparkliscious
Loves Rubberstamps - Let it Snow
Use it Tuesday - All about Christmas
All Beautiful Cards - Let it Snow
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Victorine - Non traditional Christmas Colors
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas with snowflakes



19 comments:

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous Card. Love all the details.
Thank you for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps.
Hugs, Dangina

paula said...

Nancy this is a gorgeous card. I love the added dimension from the embossing that you have done on the stamped panel. Your snow man is very cute & the colours are stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Nancy Ball said...

GORGEOUS Nancy!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very cute card, love the layout and colors you used. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fabulous card, love the colors and the details are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute!!! Love this fabulous scene you created with a great sketch and the card design is fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Nancy Seed said...

Love your little Flaky Friend! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Laura Love said...

This is TOOOO CUTE!!! I love that you used a little tree for your shape in the sketch! Awesome job! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Danielle Vincent said...

Really really terrific card! I have that Frosty Friends set but haven't used mine yet. Love you snow on this card and the frosty 3D tree is a perfect embellishment. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC'Challenges.

Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I loved 3D Christmas tree. Thanks for sharring with us at The Crazy Challenge.

MJ said...

I love your 3D tree, what a cute idea. You snowman is just darling too. Great card. Thanks for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Sarah said...

Amazing card! I love the christmas tree and all the little details you've added. Thanks for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Angela said...

This is adorable and elegant at the same time...love the dimensional tree! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Patty Gorka said...

Love the non traditional colors, so very pretty! So glad you joined us this week at ABC Challenges!

Lela said...

I really like the tree, how cute! You know, I have that stamp set and it's sitting in my box but I must get it out now, thanks for the inspiration. Glad you played along with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Very pretty!

Thank you for participating in ABC Challenges this week!

FiLoMa said...

This is a lovely card. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

Shanna Shands said...

This is a fab scene. I really enjoyed all the different layers and textures you added to create this masterpieces. Thanks for playing with LRS.

Heather B said...

So sweet!!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday, especially at this busy time of year.