I just realized that it's almost the end of February and I haven't made my Christmas cards for this month. For those of you who don't remember my post from last month, I joined a challenge to make 5-10 Christmas cards every month this year. By the beginning of December I'll have all of my cards stamped and ready to send.
While looking for inspiration for my card, I found this wonderful Verve sketch.
I'm a huge fan of Julee's sketches and I love her stamps too. So I thought it was only fitting to ink up Julee's "Snow Wonderful" Verve stamp set for the challenge.
As you can see in the sketch above this was a two-fold challenge. Not only were you supposed to use the sketch for your card, you were also supposed to use embossing. I inked up the snowflake background stamp with Versamark ink and stamped it on my Baja Breeze cardstock. Once I had filled the piece of cardstock with snowflakes, I embossed it with Whisper White Embossing Powder.
The snowman was also embossed with Black Embossing Powder. I cut him out with my Oval Nestabilities and then layered him on a Scalloped Oval. I sponged the area around the snowman with some Baja Breeze ink.
It's difficult to see in the photo, but there are six half-back pearls on this card. I wanted to stay true to the sketch so I added the pearls right where they're picture on the sketch.
For the inside of my card I stamped my sentiment and embossed it with Whisper White Embossing Powder.
Thanks for stopping by today! ~Dannie
Stamps: Snow Wonderful (Verve)
Paper: Shimmery White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Half-back Pearls, Chocolate Chip Double-stitched Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber
Punches and Dies: Corner Rounder, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities