To be honest, I am much more than a tad late with my Winters Wonderland card for my Christmas Card Club. Over three weeks late, in fact!
I found this Stampin' Up Welcome Christmas image when I was sorting out my room. It is another one of the precut kits I made long ago. They may even be from a crop evening! The image was already stamped, and even matted on the brown card with some iridescent glitter to finish it off.
I decided that to a child...this was the definition of a winter wonderland! I love the feeling of excitement and movement that is contained in this playful image.
I rifled through the rest of the precut snippets in that envelope, and put together this card. I have had these elements sitting ready to finish for so long and somehow lost the original sketched idea. Not sure what the card was supposed to look like originally, but I just added bits and bobs till I thought it looked finished.
I went over the ivory embossed snowflake card with my Wink of Stella clear pen. It has a subtle sparkle but also has that faded look that WOS creates on any coloured card. I liked the look of the fading so I swirled a bit on the dark brown card mat around the image...I hope it gives the look of snow!
Here is a bit of a closer look at that faded effect.
The card stock, the DP, and the border punch are from Stampin' Up. I think the snowflake embossing folder is from Cuttlebug...not sure about the kraft card EF...maybe an old Stampin' Up one. The ivory snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch and the bling, and twine were added from my stash.
Feels good to finally get this envelope of old stash actually made up into a card!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Marks Finest Papers Speedy TV Inspirational Challenge - Vintage Girls - I chose images 2 and 3. The background ivory shades on 2 reminded me of the faded look of the WOS pen on coloured card. 3 as it reminded me of snowballs fights and sledding are a kids version of a Winter Wonderland.
3. Christmas Card Club - Winter Wonderland