Saturday, December 20, 2008

Think snow!

I'm thinking that snow may not be so far-fetched this year...can you believe all the reports of snow in no-snow areas?? Maybe we'll actually get some snow for Christmas (or at least a good cover on the nearby mountains so we could visit)!

This is a card I made for Jessica (jezirus on SCS)...she was *so* sweet to think of AJ (willosmama on SCS), who coordinated all the participants of Unity's Secret Santa. Since AJ wasn't able to participate, Jessica organized us hooligans to send a little something to her, and she put a *big* box of goodies together for our fearless SS coordinator! I thought that extra effort at least warranted a cute card, right? *grins*

I started with a Baja Breeze card stock base that was 8 1/2" x 7 1/4", folded in half to be 8 1/2" x 3 5/8", which fits perfectly in a standard business-sized envelope. (FYI: if you have a Scor-Pal, the score line for this size is marked with a small triangle...there is also a triangle at the 7 1/4" line in case you want to tri-fold a standard 8 1/2" x 11" sheet. Very handy if you're totally OCD, and want those Christmas letters perfectly folded! *wink*)

(Sorry, where was I? Oh yeah...)

I covered the front with scraps of SU!'s 'Ski Slope' DP. I cut them all to widts and lengths that were multiples of 3/4" (so 3/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/4", etc.), and then just tiled them on like a crazy quilt. Going with the quilt theme, I stamped some faux-stitching over the joints in Chocolate Chip ink. Next, I stamped that adorable little owl trio, colored them with Prismacolor pencils, adhered them to a Baja Breeze scrap, and faux-stitch-stamped around the edge. I attached the image panel to the card base with foam mounting tape, and stamped 'think snow' at the bottom right corner, added some adhesive half-back pearls, and tied on some chocolate satin ribbon.

For those of you buried in snow or dealing with freezing (or sub-freezing) temperatures, stay WARM and SAFE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Paper: Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla CS, Ski Slope DP (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamps: Three Owls (Hero Arts); 'think snow' from Jolly Little Winter (Unity stamp Co.); Hanging by a Thread set (Technique Tuesday)
Other: half-back pearls (Michael's); satin ribbon (Club Wedd by Target); foam mounting tape (3M)


Lindsay Spencer said...

This is so darling!!!

Ryann said...

This is adorable Michelle. I love it!

Shannon said...

Absolutely adorable! I didn't even realize the stitching was faux stitching until I read your details. Pretty clever missy!

kyllimarjaana said...

So nice !

lori vliegen said...

great card michelle! those little owls are super cute and i love the patchwork idea!

Jenn said...

adorable card and so thoughtful! :)

Amy said...

Hey there!
super cute card and love that tutorial below!!

Corey said...

ssoooo cute!!! I LOVE that owl stamp! Might need to invest in one myself!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE this! The colors and that image are awesome together! :)