Monday, December 23, 2013

Snowman Card

I had a lot of fun putting this together.

For the background I created lots of dimension.  I used snowflake stamps from a Fiskars set called Winter Wishes.  I started off with plain white cardstock.  I stamped a layer of snowflakes in Versamark and then embossed them with clear powder.  Then I brayered I very light blue over the whole sheet.  Then I stamped the snowflake in Versamark again and used clear embossing poweder.  Then I went over the whole thing with a medium blue.  For the final layer of color I just stamped some more snowflakes in dark blue.  So, there are 3 colors of snowflakes.  White, light blue, and dark blue.

The ribbon was from the Target $1 spot a few years ago.

The adorable snowman was cut from the Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge.  I added a cute face from Peachy Keen's Wide Eyed Kids.

I used a couple of colors of Stickles for a little glitter on his accessories.

Thanks for visiting!

I'll share some more Christmas cards in the coming days.

Here's why I haven't been posting...

We're remodeling the kitchen.  The work just started a couple weeks ago, but we were running all over planning and picking things out before that and it's been crazy.  My husband is doing it all himself, plumbing, electrical, etc.  He has to do this on nights and weekends when he's not working so I'll be without a kitchen for a long time!  We are making do with a temporary kitchen set up and lots of plug in appliances, but I don't have an oven, a sink, etc in that area.  I wash dishes in the utility sink in the basement.  I use the microwave and crock pot a lot, and we are making do.  Crazy stuff!

Here's my old kitchen before the demolition.

Here's a recent shot with most of the things already out.  My husband is replacing the sub floor because of some old water damage that happened before we owned the place.

So, as you can imagine, life is a bit chaotic right now!  I have been crafting and will start posting more photos again.  My husband is almost done with the sub floor, and then I won't have a huge hole above the basement dumping wood chips and dust all over (my craft room is in the basement so that definitely has an impact right now.

I'm really excited for our beautiful new kitchen.  Lots and lots of new things!  Pretty much everything except the dishwasher (which we just bought 3 years ago when we moved in) will be replaced.  However, it will be a long time before it's all done.  So I've got to have patience.  Lots and lots of patience :)  I admit it's hard not having a fully functional kitchen, but we are making do without eating out.  It's just hard!

I do hope to be getting back into my blogging habit as of today.  Wish me luck!



cuilliesocks said...

Hi Amber, lovely to see you here again. Such a cute card, love the snowman image.
Have a wonderful Christmas, and Health and Happiness in 2014, hugs Kate X

Norma said...

Hi Amber:) I'm glad to see you posting and such a cute card in time for Christmas. It sounds like your hand will be full with the kitchen remodel but I'm sure it will be all worth it and beautiful, I can't wait to see it all done! Have a very Merry Christmas and New Year with your family!!
Big Hugs,

Karon said...

Fabulous card - love the snowman! Have a fabulous Christmas and a Happy New Year - and a new kitchen to look forward to! Hugs, Karon.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a super card Amber! Love the background and your little snowman is too cute! Just gone through renovations of two bathrooms - it took more than four months from start to finish! But it is so worth the wait. Merry Christmas!

Missy said...

It sounds like you have had a lot going on around the house, I bet you will love your kitchen remodel when it is all done!! Your card is super cute, that snowman may be my fav. snowman image in the whole Cricut library!!