Once again it is time for the Christmas Card Club. We are a group of ladies who like to make our Christmas cards throughout the year, so we take turns choosing a theme each fortnight, and then play along to create a themed card. To view the others ladies work, glance at my right sidebar and click on their names, I have attached hyperlinks to their blogs.
My card is a Canadian version of the snowflake theme. I took the brief quite literally! My card features a few snowflakes, but most importantly it features what can be done with snowflakes!
Igloos, as shown in my image, can be used for shelter in the far Canadian North Our Inuit people created our first igloos and now kids all over Canada built igloo snow forts in the winter. My own kids and grandkids have built some quite impressive ones. I actually remember learning the physics of how to build one, in Elementary School!
I live in the southern part of B.C. and we are not far enough North for our igloos to freeze solid for long periods of time. They stand proudly for a few days of freezing temperatures and then slump inwards as temperatures rise, causing our igloos to melt.
I am not sure where I got this image. It is definitely NBUS. When I first started card making, friends gave me stamped images. I did not blog in those days, so did not write down manufacturers names, or stamp names. I have had this image for a very long time.
This was a fun image to colour. I just used two shades of a light grey colour and a dot of pale pink in each bear's ear. I also added tons of Wink of Stella!
I used snippets for the snowflakes and all the mats. It sure feels good to use up some snippets! As always, the mirri card mats are hard to get the true colour to show up in a photo. The teal is a much lighter shade IRL. The light bouncing off the mirri, makes it appear so much darker...
Image - gift from a friend (NBUS)
DP - Basic grey , Alpine Frost
Mats - Hunky Dory Mirri card, 50 shades. I used Silver and Aqua
Sentiment - Making Memories, Glitter Mini Christmas (NBUS)
White Glitter Snowflake = Hobby Lobby Snowflake (NBUS)
Teal snowflakes - Impression Obsession.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas card Club - Snowflakes
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. Darnell's NBUS Challenge.#15 - use NBUS items