Friday, December 9, 2011

Oh, Tannenbaum

The snow we were supposed to get last night and this morning didn't make it this far south. It missed us by about 15 miles, but I know the day will soon be here. I wanted to make this card snowy for Christmas, so I used a Cuttlebug folder that has a snowy swirl and some white pigment ink to highlight it. This particular folder has a design that's raised more than some of my other folders, so it's easy to just rub the stamp pad directely across the raised portion. Because it's a pigment ink it takes longer to dry, so I used a heat gun so I wouldn't smear it. I also used Swiss Dots embossing folder on the white square to look like snow.

 I wondered what I could do with my polar bear that was obviously standing upright. This CTMH "Tannenbaum" stamp was just right since it was a little whimsical. I used papers from the Believe paper pack along with some Breeze and Kraft cardstock.

I used the color combination from the colourQ challenge for this week, cQc114 and the sketch from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog,  #137. Great combination for a wintery Christmas card.


Marybeth said...

Love your little German Christmas tree! :) Love all of it. Great choice in background paper ,too.

Sylvia said...

Cute Christmas card, Vickie! Love how you used the colors. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a cute card.

Suzanne Bier said...

You did a great job with the colourQ for this week! Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us!