Sunday, October 12, 2008

Joy and Wonder fill the season

This week's High Hopes challenge is to sew on your card (faux or real). I absolutely adore the High Hopes snowmen and snow ladies so I had to use one on my card. This is Snow Sweet Snowlady. I stamped and colored my image using copic markers. Then, I cut it out using a nestability die. While the image was still in the die, I sponged Antique Linen distress ink around my image. I found some great gold thread at my local craft store. I used it to sew my image to it's mat. Then, I added some gold stickles to the poinsettia and the snowlady's scarf and set it aside to dry while I made the rest of my card. I did not have any gold brads so I made my own with embossing powder. More layers, a little more stitching and ribbon and my card was done.


It doesn't show up well in the photo, but the thread is a nice, shiny gold. I love the extra sparkle it adds to the card. Isn't the snowlady adorable, too?!

I'm spending some time scrapbooking and really enjoying it. I'm trying to break myself of having to scrapbook chronologically. I like to have everything in order, but I've really been wanting to do more journaling about what is going on right now. One of the layouts I just finished is about my son who will turn five soon. I really enjoyed making something with more current photos. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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Recipe
Stamps: Snow Sweet Snowlady (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Christmas Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: wild wasabi, real red, baja breeze (SU!), white (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey)
Ink: black (Momento), noir (Palette), Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accents: brads, wild wasabi ribbon (SU!), gold thread, gold stickles (Ranger)
Tools: copic markers, sewing machine, rectangle nestability die, heat gun, gold embossing powder, sponge

18 comments:

Genevieve said...

Beautiful card, very cute snowlady :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Niki, you have coloured the cute snowlady beautifully. Hugs Nikki x

Heidi S said...

Niki this is such a sweet card!! Your snowlady is beautiful!

Cindy said...

Super darling card Niki. What a happy little snowgirl.

Julie Masse said...

What a cute card - great image! :)

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Yep, she's adorable! I just love her bright blue hat and scarf. The papers are great too. I must dig mine out and try to use them this year.

Robyn said...

Darling Nicki!

Lacey Stephens said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the papers, the coloring, the shine!! Awesome job, girl!
Thanks for playing along.
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a sweet sweet image Niki!!! ADORABLE!

Nana Diana said...

Fabulous card, your colouring is awesome!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Gorgeous card! I love the color of her scarf and the softly sponged edges. So pretty!

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

very pretty card-love the coloring and all the details :O)

Ila said...

What a Super Cute and Gorgeous card!! love the way you colored this snowlady...your stitching and paper is Fabulous!!..Thanks for playing!!

Ying Pang, said...

your card is too cute, Niki, I love, love love your snowlady!!! thank you very much for joining us.

Bev said...

Love your pretty card and your sewing is wonderful. tfs

Lesa said...

Wow! This is so adorable! I love the job you did with this one.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH I love, love, love this Niki!! What a fabulous layout and love the way you 'dirtied' up around the snowlady! Great job with the challenge too!!

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Niki. I love the deep colours and the snowlady is so cute!
Viv xx