"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's my Weather Like?

Good Morning!!

The card on my blog today is for a card swap in which we were to design a card showing the weather where we live. Well...since I live "up north" it certainly wasn't hard to figure out what would be on this card. Since it is cold, cold, cold here and there is lots and lots of white, fluffy stuff, I knew instantly my card would have snow or snowflakes on it.

However, I didn't want it to be your general snow/snowman card. LOL! A sweet on-line friend and sister of mine used a great set recently and posted a great card on her blog. It was a beautiful and bright tree that so much had me wishing for spring and summer. Please see her awesome creation here http://www.paola-sama.blogspot.com/. Anyway...after seeing this beautiful card, I thought...I could make a winter tree to show my weather...that might be a little different. I used the images and sentiment from the SU set Season of Friendship. I used Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock for the card. The image of the tree trunk/branches is stamped in Close to Cocoa ink and the snowflake "leaves" are stamped in Bashful Blue. I embellished my card with some Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon and white organdy ribbon. I decided my tree needed a little something so I punched the mittens and hung them from the tree branch using white hemp and a white brad. (Here's little secret...if you run out of white brads, you can make your own. I used silver brads and dipped the heads of them into Versamark Ink, then coated it with white embossing powder and heated them. Presto...white brads!!! Use tweezers to hold brads while heating and let them dry a few minutes.) I added the Riding Hood Red photo corner punch to offset the mittens. And, lastly, I used my two-way glue and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to add some snow at the base of my tree. I hope you enjoy my winter scene.

Thanks for stopping by.


April said...

What a wonderful card. I love the mitten hanging from the tree - I sure hope you all have hand warmers to help!!

Gael said...

This is so sweet! Love the mittens and instead of leaves there are snowflakes! :o)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great idea with the snowflakes. I'm surprised you used snow...LOL!!!

Lorie said...

Adorable! Those mittens hanging from the tree are too cute! I love the soft colors with that pop of red, too. Very effective and just lovely! Great card, Debbie!!

*Susan* said...

Debbie, this is so SWEET! I love your "snowflake" tree - what a fantastic idea - and the hanging mittens! Love the sparkle and the color combo you chose! Great card! :-)

~Paola~ said...

oh wowwww Debbie!!! This is a gorgeous card U created...I had no idea that my flowery tree card was your 'muse' for this challenge...wowww..I'm feeling honoured..txs!! *squeeling in delight here!!!* :o)
I absolutly ***LOVE*** what U did with it, adding and hanging those red mitten on the branch..GENIAL idea as well as the one to change existing brad colors by embossing in own color choice.tfs*:o)
(it also works very well w/pop can's caps & metal spiral clips *wink*)

Terry Ladwig said...

Dang that's cute! Gotta CASE that one for sure!!