Monday, October 31, 2011

We Are Happy Tonight


I'm sure you all know that I love snowmen.  This little guy is from JustRite and I added lots of die cuts.  Seems like everyone is loving creating cards with die cuts right now.  The stamped image is from the new JustRite "Blizzard Bunch Set".  It was colored with Copic markers, cut out with a Spellbinders oval Nestie and sponged with Distress Ink.  In fact, all ivory die cut pieces were sponged with "Tea Dye" Distress Ink.    The accent under the snowman was die cut using one of the Spellbinders "Floral Doily Motifs" dies.  The beautiful flourish at the top of the card is the Cheery Lynn "Victorian Romance Flourish" (DL151).  The snowflake up in the corner is layered - the larger snowflake is one of the Marianne Designs (LR0123) snowflakes (there are three in this package).  On top I added a Martha Stewart snowflake. This is a 5.5" x 6" card.  The designer paper used is from the Graphic 45 "Christmas Emporium" pad. 

Have you seen all the new Sizzix dies Joan's Gardens is now carrying?  This is the Tim Holtz Alterations "Holiday Lamppost" (657469) that Joan just received.  Isn't it beautiful.  The die includes the lamppost, the holly and the holly berries.  I distressed the bottom of the lamp post with the Cuttlebug "Distressed Stripes" embossing folder then used the "Delicata" Golden Glitz Pigment Ink pad to antique it.  This is a beautiful gold and perfect for using on your Christmas cards.  I put the holly leaves in the Sixxiz "Triad Leaves" embossing folder to give the leaves texture.  I sure use this embossing folder a lot, don't I!  The leaves were then sponged with brown ink.  A fine tip marker defined the 3 berries.  I wanted my lightpost to be "lit" so I added a piece of dark yellow card stock behind the light then used a "Quickie Glue" pen to scribble in glue and added some multicolored yellow (with a hit of wine) glitter.  This is something I have had for a long time.  To complete the card I added some snowflakes punched with one of the snow flake "Punch a Bunch" punches Joan and I use for creating some of our flowers.  Oh, can't forget the little bow to help make it more festive!

All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.  If you don't see them on her site, please just ask her about them.

15 comments:

Rita said...

Fabulous card Selma. You are such a great inspiration to me. Hugs Rita xxx

The Other Patti Sue said...

Totally awesome Selma! Hope we don't have enough snow to build a snowman anytime soon!

Georgei said...

well well what can I say
Well this is so pretty like the snow man
and the light post is beautiful
and like very thing on your card.
so what card next, can not wait to see what you are going to do
Have a very good day

Olga said...

your card is beautiful!!!! I love that flourish!

Janett said...

What a cute card Selma, your work is allways a joy to look at.

Carolyn King said...

This is gorgeous Selma! love the snowman and your sponging on the edges..the die cuts frame it beautifuly.
Thank you for your sweet comment on the EP blog today. Made my day! hugs!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW this is awesome! I just bought this die at Joan's and can't wait to create with it ...; thanks for inspiration!

April said...

Your card is fabulous! I love the lamppost. You did a great job as usual!

Sue W said...

Hi Selma.......I love these little JustRite snowmen and teamed with the beautiful post and those wonderful die cuts makes a truly stunning card. Think Joan might sell out of the corner flourish!!!!

Gail said...

beautiful selma..i love the rich tapestry colors..and the lamp just glows..tfs..loves ya

Payne Holler Cards said...

love snowmen too! your details are amazing (-:

Karen W said...

Totally gorgeous and I want to come and play, LOL Your mixing of the dies is always fabulous!!! Please keep the snow out there too.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Utterly gorgeous Selma. Love snowmen and I love the way you use the dies. Thank you for so much inspiration you give to us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Selma just wanted to say I think you make the most beautiful cards and that you really inspire me with wonderful ideas.thankyou so much for sharing your amazing gift.

kindest regards Judy

creativchen said...

Dear Selma,
I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
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