Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Just Chillin'

I have been on a Whipper Snapper Christmas card making spree :) The other day when I was shopping with my friend, I came across this beautiful designer paper that was smothered in sparkles - you knew that I couldn't stay away from the glitter that long didn't you? Hehehe

The glittery stars where so whimsical and with a little imagination they kind of reminded me of a snow bank. Of course this is where my Cozy Critter's Penguin stamp came into play. He needed a playground of snow to really set off his cuteness, so I added some dimensional layers of "snow banks" that were encrusted with buffalo snow. You can buy buffalo snow at any craft store and it's a little safer to play with for this accident prone person that Dazzling Diamond Dust (actual glass shards).

I had a hard time capturing the image clearly due to a thick layer of crystal effects on the penguin. Penguins always look wet and slippery to me so this little guy is no exception :). In this picture you can see the buffalo snow with a little more definition. I added some falling snow with my gel pen and made the penguin dimensional. I am a huge fan of texture and dimension if you haven't already noticed!

You can see the layers a little bit better in this picture as well as my hidden button! I used the button to really lift up the snowflake and because it matched the designer paper! This card glistens with sparkle when the light hits it and really sets of the crystal! This card is a 4 1/4" square and is a nice change for me to work with as most of my cards are 5 1/2" squares :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs - Cozy Critters
Paper: Papertrey White, Kiwi Kiss, Autumn Leaves DP
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Bordering Blue, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, Various Re-Inkers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Stickles, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Swarovski Flat Back Crystal, Dimensionals, Sponges, Crystal Effects, Embossing Powder, Buffalo Snow, Waterbrush, Gel Pen, Taffeta Ribbon, Button

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Kay's Creative Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Kim!! That little guy looks so cute!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

wow wow WOW!!

Anonymous said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable!! Your cards are always full of whimsy and surprises!

Anonymous said...

A D O R A B L E ! ! ! !
love every little detail on this!
thank you!

dasimonds said...

Just Adorable!!
Great colors..Pretty DP
who can resist the Sparkle??

Rachel Hope said...

SOO SO Cute!!! I grabbed up that paper recently too, but can;t seem to cut into it :) Love your colors on this!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Holy Moses............each day I visit, your cards get progressively beautiful!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

I got your blog from a link on Anna Wight's blog (one of my favorites) I've added you to my blog roll. I'm a former B.C.ite who is now transplanted to Central Texas. Wow! Your work is really wonderful. This little guy is just adorable. I'm lovin' your style and all the details you add to your work. Thanks for sharing.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Now this is just darling!! You colored that little guy just beautifully, and the dp is fabulous!! Love this!!

Lana said...

GOODNESS KIM! You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Now this is how I love to start my day! YOU ARE SO VERY TALENTED GIRL!!!!!!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh he is so darling.