I did an easel card for this one and unfortunately, I'm a little disappointed with the photograph due to too much glare. I tried all different angles with the same result, so I guess that'll teach me for using white satin ribbon, a crystal tipped pin and enough glitter to fill a snowglobe! Oh well, we live and learn. You'll just have to take my word for how awesome it looks in real life. (lol!)
So, need I say where these super cute images are from? For those who are not aware of my addiction to anything Lori Boyd.......they are, of course, just a small collection of Lollipops and Sugarsticks from byLoriDesigns, which you can find at the Lollipop Shop. As the sentiment reads "From our family to yours", they are meant to represent my family on this card, and I've gotta say, they're a pretty good match up! The images are (for those who such as myself, really need to know!) from left to right, Avery Lollipop, Tammy Sugarstick, George Sugarstick and Lacie Lollipop. My goodness, are we cute.....hee, hee!
I coloured everything with my Prisma pencils and used Copic markers just for skin tones. I used a silver gel pen for Tammy's necklace and belt and there is oodles of glitter on everyone....except George of course! The figures are popped at various levels to create dimension, which you probably can't tell from the photo, as well as the background where I've used two different embossing folders. Here's another view of the card closed, although I'm not sure if it helps.......
There's a fair bit of stuff going on on this card so I'll try to quickly skip through the 'deets'. For anyone whose interested, it's a 6"x6" card, I used both a Spellbinders and Cuttlebug embossing folder, and a Martha Stewart 'icicle' punch (which I glittered) for the outside, and a snowflake EK Success punch for the base. You are blinded of course by the white satin ribbon, and there is white lace also on the base. The stick pin is from Maya Road and here's my little tip......I love using pins on cards but I'm always wary of sending them due to the obvious hazards. So, I always conveniently place an embellishment nearby, in this case a snowflake, and use a foam dot whenever possible (or maybe a glue dot) to 'pop' it, thereby giving me a relatively safe place to insert, hide and enclose the end of the pin. Obvious huh? No-one said it was going to be enlightening (lol).
Anyhow where was I............I made the tag from a piece of chipboard, printed the sentiment from my PC and adhered, sanded and added the ribbon. The snowflakes are all punched using 2 different sized EK Success punches I've had for a while and not used........they were glittered and then layered to create more depth, and finally the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment is again printed from my PC and cut using a Nestie.
Is that it......hope so. OK, after all that hard work, this baby is heading into a whole load of challenges. The nominees are as follows:
Bee Crafty - #42 Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Dry Embossing
There She Goes - #80 Create A Scene
A Spoonful Of Sugar - #129 Snow/Snowflakes
Top Tip Tuesday - #9 Use an Image and/or leave a Tip
For Fun Challenges - Dry Embossing
The ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for Winter Wonderland (and White)
Crafts and Me Challenges - #17 Glitter
Some Odd Girl Challenge Blog - Digi Day Early Bird Challenge....Dimension
Delightful Challenges - Glitter It Up
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Time for you to Sparkle
If The Shoe Fits - #54 DIY (a handmade embellishment)
The Character Cafe - Embossing
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Easy Craft Project The Challenges - #25 Red
Alota Rubber Stamps - #46 Tag You're It
Have a great weekend.