Friday, 21 November 2008

Baby Snow Christmas Card


The card was cut from Wildcard in ice blue, then again in a snowflake pattern paper by DCWV at 5 1/4". I cut a nestabilities scallop circle in ice blue for the centre and attached the stamped image to that. The snowman, from Sparkle n Stamp was stamped twice, once on white and once on the snowflake pattern paper and his hat and scarf cut out of that. A pompom, epoxy snowflake brad and a liberal sprinkling of Martha Stewart coarse snow glitter and he was done. The bow was made using a little gadget called the Bowdabara from Michaels, I stuck a silver sequin snowflake and a rhinestone brad in the centre. It's a glittery little card, and I really like the effect.

One thing I am learning about Wildcard, is that almost all the cards look better if you cut the base card out on blackout first, then layer on top of that. That way, you don't get all those little score marks showing on the inside of your card. It really does have the most hopeless instruction book, but the results are so cute I am just learning as I go along. If you just want a plain envelope that will fit your card, cut on 'blackout' and the tiny notches showing you where to fold will still be there. I wish they would abandon that as the notches show when you crease the folds, especially if the back of your paper is white. I swipe a coordinating ink pad around the edges and that disguises the notches.

30 comments:

Sue Pickwell said...

What a pretty card, love the ribbon! good job! I will have to get that cartridge one day!

Sue Pickwell said...

What a pretty card, love the ribbon! I'll have to get that cartridge....

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Enfys This is adorable! I love the bow and you reminded me I bought a bowdabra about 5 years ago (never used it yet!)I must pop up to the attic see if I can find it! I'm with you on those score lines they are a nuisance but still a fab cart!
Hugs
Juliexx

Bevb said...

OMG He has melted my heart. I love this little snowman. You have done a great job on the card. Will have to check out this cart.

Stamp Maryland said...

Oh this is just the sweetest little card ever! I think I'll have to break out the stamps today and caught up on some Christmas card making. Thanks so much for sharing.

Tracy

Tammy said...

Wow Enfys! This is so beautiful! I love it! You amaze me with your talents!!

Tammy

DeeDee said...

Awwww, how sweet....I have a soft spot for snow people...wait, I've said that to you already....but oh well....I DO!!! LOL!!! I love this card Enfys!!! HUGS!!!

Justine said...

This is beautiful Enfys, I love that little bow!! Don't make me buy one of those Bowdabra thingys!!!!! Have a fantastic weekend Enfys...
Justine x

Jackie said...

This is truly precious! BTW the pictures of your kids are so beautiful!

Sparkle said...

This is darling!

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Enfys,
Pretty as always..I tagged you I hope you don't mind...Hop on over to play...Krista

Lori A. said...

Oh, this card is so pretty.
I think I need to get this cart! and a bowdabra!
You create the best cards.

~ j said...

this is beautiful! would make a lovely gift :)

Lorraine said...

great card Enfys! Love your bow! looks like you've mastered making them. LOL! I find that sheer ribbons and thin ribbons make the best bows!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so pretty! Love the bow and sparkle!! Great card!

Jeannie Phillips said...

I love these card!!..love them... I am so excited...and a good kind of jealous that you are designing for the magazine...congrats congrats congrats.... I am so so so proud of you.
Hugs
Jeannie

Canales Family said...

Love the colors....very nice!

Allison said...

that is just gorgeous En
AllisonX

Dawny P said...

It's gorge as always En. Love the fauxc snow andf th eimage btu I totally 'heart' that bow. Sorry to be a thickie (again!) but what's a bowdabra? I never saw one of these but I think I might have to investigate :))) Well you know I loves me ribbons just a bit lol xxxxx

Tip Top said...

Oh fab!!!!!

Lana said...

Enfys this is just so sweet! I can see you are loving that wild cart ;)
Hugs
Lana x

scotspanda said...

beautiful, so cute :)

I have a wee award for you on my blog

lotsalove

Amanda xx

carol said...

'HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENFYS'
I hope you have a wonderful day! I've been very naughty and not posted your card....but i have it on my blog for you :) Hope you get a minute to take a peep!

BIG Birthday Hugs and Congrats on the news!! How exciting is 2009 going to be for you!!!

Carol x

Tonniece said...

Wow great bow Enfy. I never heard of the gadget before.
The whole card is just the sweetest. Love everything about it.

craftaddict said...

So sweet, love the colours to. Now must find out what a Bowdabara is.
eileenpaul

The Inque Spot said...

Love your work!!I wish my cards would come out like that. They always look like a 3 year old made them. But I will not give up, you have inspired me.

Terrie B x said...

Oh W I love this card..I love the circle shape..and that snowman with all that glitter on!!!
Hope your enjoying your weekend:)~X~

Terrie B x said...

`Happy Birthday` Enfys...
Have a lovely Day (((hugs)))):)~X~

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENFY. yOUR GREETINGS FROM YOUR GRANDCHILDREN ARE WONDERFUL AND I AM SURE MADE YOUR DAY. lUV DEE uk

Sadie B said...

How did you do the bow on this? It is amazing