Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sweet Sunday 28



Here is this weeks Sweet Sunday card. I tipped the sketch on it's side so it would work better with the image I wanted to use. I've included a close up of the snowman so you can see how sparkly he is.

Here are the details:
I started with a base of shiny blue cardstock that came from my stash, layered a piece of baby blue paper next and then embossed a piece of vellum with my CB dots embossing folder to go on top of it so it would look like snow. I added some blue ribbon from my stash and a strip of the shiny blue paper that was embossed with my CB snowflakes embossing folder.

The image and sentiment come from a new set I just picked up at Michael's that is made by "Recollections". I'm the biggest sucker for snowmen of any type and I love this little guy.
I first cut out my circle with a nestie. I double stamped the image, versa marked over both and then embossed with SU irridescent ice embossing powder to give the whole thing a snowy look.
I cut out the scarf and stars on the second image and mounted them with pop dots over the original image. I did the same embossing method on the "let it snow" sentiment. Then I added a cluster of snowflakes to which I added some glittered pearl centers. I added a blue rhinestone to the center of the snowflake on the sentiment circle and some bigger glittered pearls around the top of the snowman to make it look like he is juggling snowballs. At least that was my intention:)) Finally, I used my EK Success corner punch to add a little frame to the scene.
This card was hard to photograph with all the shiny glittery stuff going on, but I came pretty close to the actual card color in the end.

Update: I broke down and made one adjustment to this card after I originally posted it. I added the cross ribbon on the bottom because I just couldn't deal with the wide open space on the left side of this card. tee hee It breaks with the original sketch somewhat, but I like it much better

16 comments:

  1. Lovely card..Love the snowman stamp.

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  2. I'm of a snowman lover myself - this one is pretty cute - love the layout too! I would be the same about wanting to plop something in the open space but I think it looks fabulous this way too...so resist - LOL
    xXx

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  3. Such a cute card! I love all the glitter. I'm a sucker for snowmen too - and it looks to me like he's juggling the snowballs. I thought so even before I read the post. I love how you give so many great details about how you make your cards. You give me so many great ideas that I never thought of myself.

    I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all the nice comments you leave on my blog. You make my day. :)

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  4. What a cute wintery card!! I love the blue and the snowmen!! I collect snowmen!! Love all the glitter and the layout!

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  5. What a gorgeous card Emily,i love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  6. This came out beautiful. and who doesn't love a snowman

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  7. I love how you flipped the sketch - perfect for your snowman image. Great job! :) As always, you are the queen of detail.

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  8. Super cute! I love Christmas cards that aren't the traditional colors - lovely!

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  9. Wow, very cute card, come visit my blog.... a little something for you.

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  10. Ooooh, this is adorable! Love the embossed vellum that looks like snow and all that bling on the snowman. It's so wintery and festive!

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  11. Hello Emily... your card is gorgeous... as always... thank you for stopping by my blog, and yes. I got me some Copics, but still don't know if I am happy. I will like my prismas with gamsol better cause it is much easier. Will see what happens down the road.

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  12. What a fabulous card!
    Love your cute snowman and all that scrummy glitter!
    hugs
    kim x

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  13. Great card Emily! I love snowmen too!

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  14. Hi Emily, thanks for your lovely comments .... hope you have had a wonderful week...

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  15. Love your card and your blog so I left you an award on my blog today.

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  16. Awesome take on this sketch... even if you changed it up a bit! I'm so ready for fall/winter that your CUTE snowman fits the bill perfectly!! Love all the sparkles!! :) Have a super weekend!! Michelle

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