This card was made for the Magnolia Down Under Challenges. This fortnight Challenge #19 is: Winter is here...
I am also using this card as my entry to the Winter Wonderland challenge blog. The theme for their Week #10 is Winter Wonderland.
The idea for this card came from Claudia at Pretty Pressings. I totally copied her Harmony card that she posted (or rather scheduled to be posted while she was on vacation) last week. I just changed the theme.
What I love most about the card is the surprise element of it. You think that you are getting a card without any cute/adorable character. And then you open it and there it is--in my case, there's Chilly Tilda sitting on a pine branch.
I wanted to add some snow to that branch, but I didn't have any of that snow stuff. I've tried using glitter just on a stamp image on a scrap piece, but it didn't look right. I didn't want to ruin this, so I'll wait until I buy the snow stuff and will add it on then.
The snow covered trees on the side panel is done free hand with just glue and glitter. It's amazingly easy to do. Perfect for background scenes if you don't have any fir-tree stamp. Leave me a comment if you're interested and I may do a short tut (isn't that just a sneaky way to get comments? hee hee).
The DP I used actually have white swirls and snowflakes on it, but they can barely be seen, so I practically had to make my own DP by stamping my own swirls and snowflakes with navy coloured ink.
This is a full picture of the card inside. The image is placed on the left side leaving a blank space on the right to write Christmas greetings on. I've added transparent micro-glitter to the white trims of Tilda's winter suit.
Please have a look at the other cards created for this challenge by the ladies at MDUC. They're simply wonderful. You can also click on their individual names on the side panel to hop over to their blogs and see all the other wonderful cards they've created.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Stamps: Magenta Let it Snow, Magnolia Chilly Tilda, Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set Season of Swirls, All Night Media Snowflake.
DP: K&Company Brenda Walton Peppermint Twist.
Misc.: Jewel Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter, EK Success snowflake punch .