Saturday, August 15, 2009

Let It Snow!

What? Snow in August? Yep, because Caardvarks' latest challenge is to create a winter-themed card. I combined it with this week's Cuttlebug Challenge to make a scene card, and let me tell you: I'm not normally one for making scenes on my cards, but I had SO much fun with this!

I started by stamping the clouds, cutting them out, and popping them up on dimensionals. The snowman has a stamped face, Swiss Dot embossed body, and some pearl buttons. The snowy ground is torn pieces of vellum topped with Stickles. And I finished it off with some pearly snow sprinkling down from the clouds. What do you think?

Stamps: Cold Play (SU), Head in the Clouds (Sassafras)
Paper: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, PTI white, vellum

Ink: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue

Accessories: pearls (Kaisercraft), Icicle Stickles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, dimensionals

62 comments:

chercroppin said...

This turned out great Ann! Love all of the details and embellies...it's really fabulous!

Ann Kranitz said...

ADORABLE!!! I so need to CASE this card. I love it!!!

mommyabbytommy said...

Love, love, love that card! How sweet with stickles, pearls, that cute snowman!!! Adorable!

Susan Raihala said...

EEEEEEEE!!!!! Pearls as snowflakes!!!!!!OMG, why did I not see this????? What a wonderful card! Thanks, Ann!

Beth said...

Oh my gosh! that is soooo cute! I bet you had fun with this one..it looks like fun to make.

Aimes said...

Just adorable! Those pearls make the prettiest snowflakes ever!! This is a rockin' winter scene!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Dora said...

This is so sweet! Beautiful card!

Marie B. said...

I think this is terribly cute, Ann, and now I know I won't win that challenge! LOL

Erin said...

Awww Ann such a super cute card! I love how u have made the snowman!
Love it!
Hugs
Erin x

Quirky said...

love it! Christmas in August!! :D

Cindy Lee said...

This is great, Ann!!! Love those clouds and those pearls!! I would defintely love receiving X'mas card like this one :)

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable Ann!! The pearl snow flakes are so cute.

Laurel said...

It is so adorable!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This couldn't be cuter! Love your little scene.

Laural-Lee said...

Love the pearly snow idea.

Belinda said...

Super cute! Love the snow falling and the snowmen from punches and the vellum!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Anne:) Your card is `adorable` those pearls are fabulous...Thanks for joining in with the CB Challenge ...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)

terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Shemaine Smith said...

Aww Ann this is soo sweet!

Jackie said...

Such a cute card Ann...I love it!!

Maile Belles said...

This is adorable!!! Love all the great detail and the embossed snow man is too cute!

SmilynStef said...

Vellum, pearls and dots ... oh my ... fabulous winter card.

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! This is just adorable. Love the colors and texture. The pearls just makes this card complete. Thanks for this inspiring MOJO!

Cindy H. said...

Love the little pearls for snowflakes.

AUsome mom said...

This is beyond cute! I LOVE those pearl snowflakes!! Girl, you really rocked this one!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I like the pearls as snow drops.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Ann, this is so stinkin' CUTE!! The adorable little patterned clouds, sweet pearl snowflakes, sparkly vellum hills and your fabby embossed snowman...I love it all!

(-: Heidi

Kelley Eubanks said...

Love it! I love the pearl snow... very creative!

Allison said...

Awesome! Love the vellum snow!

Cindy said...

Oh so cute, Ann! Love the pearl snow! Glad you could join us this week in Be Inspired!

Cindy
www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

tiffguam said...

Super cute!

Maureen said...

love the pearls coming down!! so clever!!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so cute - love your clouds!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very fun. I like the pearls as snow.

Elena said...

Very cute card! Love the snowman you created, and the clouds! So creative!!!

Heather P. said...

Super duper CA-UTE, my friend!!! Just awesome!

cricketeew said...

Love LOVE LOVE this ! You are so creative girl!

Pat said...

Oh what a cute and sweet card. I love what you've done with the vellum, i never know how to use mine, now that's an idea!
And the pearls snow, what a great idea!
Great job.
Hugs xx
Pat

LeAnne said...

ACK! How cute! Love the little clouds!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is really neat! I love how you used the pearls as snow. Great idea!

lauren said...

what do i *THINK*??!?!?!? IT'S SNOWIN' ♥♥♥PEARLS♥♥♥!!!!! (so i think you're a flippin' GENIUS, obviously!!!!!!!!!)

this.
is.
BRILLIANT!!!!!!!
(not to mention *fab*!!!)
♥♥♥

Katarina said...

Great idea to ise the pearls like that!

Michelle said...

hi anna...this is a wonderful card! i love the vellum..and pearls that youve used.. TFS! and Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!
michelle.
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Erika M. said...

Totally loving that cute snowman - wonderful card!

Jacilynn said...

Oh, I love this scene! Gorgeous card Ann!

Craftyanny said...

fabby card, I just love the pearly snow
hugs
Anne x

Sara said...

OK, first back to school and now snow. What's wrong with you? Do you hate summer that much!? :)

Silke said...

How super cute is this - LOL!!! I love this sweet card for the holidays!!! Very clever design - Ann!!! Hugs ~S~

Angie Tieman said...

This is adorable!! I love the clouds and snowflakes!

Elise said...

What a HAPPY snowman! I love your little scene! DAR-ling!

kathy s said...

great idea for snow - i love using vellum

HazelQ said...

Wow!! Gorgeous card! I love the snowman, he looks soo happy :)

Anonymous said...

One thing I like about this card is the way the torn edge gives it the rough look of snow.. cute card.

Swedie

Becky Carafa said...

Very clever!

Deb Neerman said...

Toooooooo stinkin' cute, Ann!

SMK said...

ooooh i love this!!! the sparkles are awesome and love the swiss dots :D

Stamp and Smile said...

No way! This card is the "CUTEST" Ann!! You always inspire me... :)

Spyder said...

I love the clouds! really cute card

((Lyn))

Lyn S said...

Awesome card! You did a great job with your scene Ann!

BettyBee said...

I think it is just adorable!! The use of pearls, designer paper for the clouds, stickles, and vellum all work to make this a classic winner!! Thank you so much for being a part of the Cuttlebug Challenge! Please come back often!!
BettyBee

Beth said...

Anne this is just so adorable I love every little detail and those pearls the perfect touch
Hugs
Beth
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Cassie said...

adorable! the pearls as snow is the perfect touch!

Lisa Graves said...

Cute! Love how you did the snow.