Monday, December 7, 2009

Let it sit...

So I started the "makings" of this card over a week ago. I had the main panel in my head and thought it would work for my Christmas card class but it just wasn't coming together right. So I started in a completely different direction and just set this panel aside.

This weekend I came back to it and finished it off quickly, and more to my liking! It pays to put things aside sometimes and just return to them later...that's how I approach my house cleaning! tee hee... No really, ask my husband!

The snowy hills were inspired by many of the techniques I've seen over at Mel's blog...you could spend hours over there, warning!!

And then, because something was missing and felt unfinished, I tried Peet's technique of hand stitching...so I first poked holes where I wanted them along the snowy hills and then came back in and stitched. It's slow going but I sat with the family as we watched TV so it was time well spent.

Lastly, I punched vellum snowflakes to make this card work for the OCC sketch challenge. Did you know that stickles makes vellum curl up on itself, immediately?! I pressed them out and let them dry...until I put a dot of glue on these little flakes and boom! They curled up again on me so I carefully peeled them apart and weighted them down to dry.



Stamp used from The Angel Company...and it's only available until the end of the month.


We had our first snow of the year...so pretty and perfect for decorating the Christmas tree. Last year we didn't have snow until late Feburary...what does that bode for this winter?!


Just a reminder that I have some BLOG CANDY up for grabs until 12 Dec...sign up for a chance to win here. And, for a chance to win $25 in free TAC stamps see the details here!

9 comments:

Laurie said...

It's winter here too Chris! Finally!

Great card! Love the snowflake!

Silli said...

WOW´zers....Chris, your card is a dream, I love the snowlook, the image is cute... What a cutie!!!!! And the snowflake...is soooo very pretty... Is this a Punch???? Big hugs and happy day!

Barb said...

This is beautiful, Chris! Love the snowflakes, stitching... everything!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful card Chris!! Love Dasher and your snowflake is gorgeous!! We have snow here too. Isn't it beautiful. I don't love to be in it but I do love looking at the first snow of the year.
~Chris

Annette said...

Your card is beautiful Chris, I love the stitching! Beautiful photo of the snow, I am hoping we get a good snow this year!

Jill said...

WOW! Your card is simply amazing! I love all of the special touches you added- sparkles and stitching especially! You have a wonderful blog- I will be adding it to my favs! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, too! :)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card. The deer is so pretty. Thanks for playing with Stamps & Smiles and Our Creative Corner. I hope you will play with us again.

Jen SASSC DT

Jennifer Meyer said...

Its a masterpiece Chris! All of your wonderful techniques are beauitful, thanks for sharing your card with us!

Thanks for playing along with our weekly sketch challenge ~ Jennifer :)

LILY said...

Wow ~ and photos together, really feel it in the snow!!
I like your background and the snow really snow feel.