Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vintage Snow


It's the last day of Sneak Peeks for the November sets at Flourishes!  Hasn't it been a great release?  I love every one of these sets, but today's set just stole my heart!  There are so many elements to the set that I could hardly contain myself in making more cards  :)  So, I have two cards that I just love to show you today with this gorgeous Warm Winter Wishes set!

Here's a wonderful vintage snowman that I colored up with Prismacolor pencils on Kraft and I just LOVE how it turned out.


I took my color inspiration from this awesome Basic Grey Jovial paper with the cutie patootie snowmen on it (aren't their funny faces a hoot?)


I did some fun slope-y stitching all the way around as well as adding twine and button accents.  


Now on this card I went soft and sweet with an adorable pair of knitted mittens.   Don't they look cozy?


I used some fabulous soft shades of pinks, peaches and greens (W00, W1, V0000, R00, R01, R11, RV00, RV02, YG00, YG03), to match this pretty designer paper which is again Jovial from Basic Grey.  I over-stamped the designer paper with Peach Parfait and Blushing Bride, and some of the snowflakes that come with the set.     

I had the idea to create a soft vellum pocket with a tag inside of it for the card....


The sentiment is layered on a Snowflake Shapeabilities which suits the theme on the card.  

So, here's a look at the tag out of the pocket below....


On the picture above the colors are a little too saturated, they are more true to the two pictures above. 

I've added all kinds of pretty borders and embellishments in the Velvet Crochet lace and crochet trim and pearls to make it accented with a vintage style.  

I know the Design Team will have fabulous things for you to be inspired by today....

Remember you can enter to win this set today at the Flourishes Blog.  And tomorrow all the winners will be announced in the Winner's Circle at the Flourishes Blog too!  

Thanks for dropping by today!

Recipe:  

Vintage Snowman:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Warm Winter Wishes;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft Ink;  Paper:  Kraft, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Basic Grey Jovial DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels One and Labels 17 Nestabilities, Dotted Wavy Border Punch, Twine, Buttons, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Prismacolor Pencils, Sewing Machine

Vintage Mittens:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Warm Winter Wishes;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU!  Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Vanilla Craft Ink;  Paper:  Peach Parfait, Blushing Bride, Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock, Basic Grey Jovial DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Long Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities, Victorian Borderabilities, Snowflake Shapeabilities,  Eyelet Border Punch, Kaiser Pearls, Velvet Crochet Trim, Pink Loop Trim, Dotted Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Slit punch.   

22 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, I could just hug your little snowman card, and I want to cozy right up in those pretty mittens. Oh, I can tell you had fun with this set! Love both!

Cook22 said...

Oh, aren't they all so fabulous. I love snowmen and snowflakes. I like the autumn colours he's wearing, I'd never have thought to use those colours.

KarinsArtScrap said...

these cards are stunning again christine.
these are very beautiful, great design and finished touches.

greetings karin

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Christine!! Stunning creations! Where to begin...I just love that snowman on the kraft. Darling!! Your mitten card with the vellum pocket, the pink and all the added textures is gorgeous!!
hugs,
Chris

Have a great weekend!!

stampqueen said...

I absolutly LOVE the colors on the snowman card!!!! And those pink mittens are just tooo cute!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, your cards are gorgeous!!! Love how you used each and every new image!!! Hugs ~S~

Emily Keaton said...

How wonderfully sweet, Christine! Love that BG snowmen DP with your FAB snowman image and the mittens couldn't be sweeter :)

Annie said...

another oh so pretty card - I wish the Flourishes stamps were easier to get hold of here in the UK!
hugs, annie x

Broni said...

These cards are fabulous, Christine! I LOVE that snowman on kraft!! And with the accent colors, it's just wonderful! The mittens card tag is beautiful! Wouldn't that also make a great bookmark?

Tanya said...

LOVE your card! I always love seeing someone use Prismacolor pencils, since they are the only thing I have. Both cards are beautiful, but the snowman is my fave.

Julie Koerber said...

Love them all Miss Christine! I just think the snow guy done on dark with the white accents is just too cute! You're really brought him to life!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Both cards are so totally adorable Christine! I love the papers and colors you chose. The little snowman is so, so adorable. I agree with Leslie, looks like you had a fabulous time with these!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine both of these are beautiful. I really like the vintage and snowy look to your snowmen. The tag with the mittens is super cute. Fabulous sneaks...

Heather Jensen said...

Both are amazing Christine. Love the snowman on Kraft. :)

Janine said...

Made my way here from Julie's site!! Love your work!!

crzymom said...

Both cards are wonderful. The snowman card is so darling.

Yogi said...

love all your cards with the new stamps. Beautiful
I also absolutely love the Cattitude card. That cat is precious.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Total cuuuuteness!! I'll be attempting to CASE that fabulous vellum pocket design!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both so beautiful Christine! I love the snowman done on kraft...your colouring is fabulous on any surface I swear! Your tag card is so pink and pretty...gorgeous creations all round!

Tracy said...

Love all the projects in this post but the snowman is my fav!! Awesome job on kraft

Shari said...

Oh my goodness! These are just stunning! I absolutely LOVE the snowman one. The embellies you used are so beautiful!

Dee Jackson said...

Oh I just love that mitten tag card!! It's so sweet. Love the colors and your coloring.
Beautiful release Christine.