Sunday, November 6, 2011

Let It Snow

Hi guys!  Thanks to all who voted for me in the Practical Scrappers Card Making Contest - I made it to the Top 5, which is good when you think I started out in a group of 40.  Congrats to the girls who made it in the Top 3!  And I've got to announce the winner of the MyMemories Giveaway - Janet!  I emailed you. 

Now that I've got all my business taken care of, hehe....I can show you some of my latest cards.  As you know I'm now on the Inspired By Stamping Design Team and Joanna designs the most incredible stamps.  You've got to visit her blog and see all the tutorials and inspiration there!  Amazing.  I've been playing with her stamp set Winter Wonderland and I love it!  Visit the Inspired by Stamping Shop to see all of her stamps. 

Here's my first card.  I'm entering it in the following challenges:
1. Really Reasonable Ribbon #35
2. Winter Wonderland Challenge - Make your card sparkle.
3. Jelly Park - Non traditional Christmas colors challenge.


For this card I used small snowflakes and stamped them the same color as my paper.  I then added touches of Stickles to make my snowflakes sparkle.  My silver snowflakes are K and Co. and my lace is Really Reasonable Ribbon

My next card is for the following challenges:
1. A Gem of a Challenge 33 - Cold and Frosty
2. Digi Doodle Shop Challenge 81
3. The Paper Shelter Challenge 38 - Christmas Fun


Decided to go all vintage on this one and I tried a technique.  I took a paper towel (a sponge would have been easier, but I had paper towels on hand!) and sponged white ink onto the areas of the card I wanted to stamp with snowflakes.  I then let the white ink dry and stamped those areas with the snowflakes in darker ink.  My musical paper, candy cane, ribbon and bell are all Etsy. 

And last but not least, this little card. 
1. Paperminutes - Blue & White
2. Stamp Insanity Challenge 79 - Chill Out


 I simply stamped my white snowflakes onto dark cardstock.  I then traced areas of my snowflakes with Stickles.  Easy as can be! 

So there you have it, one stamp set with 3 different cards and completely different looks.  I've gotta tell you, the pink one is my favorite.  Who wouldn't like checking their mail and getting a pink "snowy" card!

Enjoy!!!

19 comments:

Heike said...

all cards are dreamy! I love them all!
Thanks for joining paperminutes.

Hugs, Heike

lalkygirl said...

3 stunning cards,love them,so many awesome details
thanks for joining us at DDSB ns good luck
tracey x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

joeygirl86 said...

wow these are beautiful!! i love the great details in each card! Thanks for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon, good luck! :)

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous sparkly creations thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Karen said...

Hi Amber
Hope your keeping well, lovely to see you joining us. Love your cards they look so classy, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
xx

Joannna Munster said...

3 beautiful gorgeous cards Amber! Thank you for everything! You are so talented!

craftybunny said...

3 fabulous cards!Love the candy cane plus the other details on the one for our challenge.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Jennifer Scull said...

you have been busy making lots of Christmas cards! they are all wonderful!
thank you for joining our non-traditional Christmas colors challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Kelli said...

Very Pretty, Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!!

ferrellgraph-x said...

I think all your cards are simply beautiful!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Starla B. said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! All three are just wonderful. LOVE that snowflake stamp! Thank you for playing with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

xx Star

Tip Top said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Janet said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining A Gem of a Challenge x

mommyof5kidz said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

mommyof5kidz said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

Jane said...

Lovely card thanks for playing at StampinSanity
Luv Jane xxx

Tina said...

fabulous...thanks fro joining us at stampinsanity chill out challenge

Tina
groovygurl

Sara said...

Stunning cards, thanks for playing along with Jellypark!

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