Hi everyone! Did you hear the exciting news about who is going to be Squigglefly's guest artist for February? None other than the ever so talented Mel McCarthy! Mel is going to have a project to share every Friday in February! Isn't that awesome? I can't wait!
Today is card give away day so if you'd like to have today's card (and a matching envelope), just leave a comment and tomorrow random.org will pick a person to get it!
The card I have to give away was made for the challenge on the Squigglefly blog. Their challenge issued by Maria is to make a mostly white card with lots of sparkle. Well, I really struggled with this at first, but once I got started I really enjoyed making the card and in the end I'm really happy about it.
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I used this cute image drawn by Lynne Stansbery called Uphill Battle. This guy has plans to make a huge snowman, but he didn't think about how heavy those giant snowballs can get; especially when you're rolling them up hill!
The card front is embossed with a snowflake cuttlebug folder and I colored the image with copic makers. Then I went to town on the sparkle! I used some crystal snow flakes from Meyer Imports for the snow on the ground. Meyer Imports is the same place I bought the grass that I used on my willow tree card HERE. I have to say that I am in LOVE with this snow flake stuff. It's better than glitter, stickles, flower soft or my faux flower soft for sparkley snow.
Take a look at my picture of the card again. I took it outside and set it on some of the ice that was still in a patch of shade. Look at how much the snow on my card looks just like the snow on the ground. There is no flaking of this stuff after the glue has dried either. I added a little more glue and snow flakes to areas I wanted to make the snow look deeper.
The words were printed out on my computer and then I popped them up with a little snowflake that has stickles on it. Then I had to add a completed snow man to the inside
I printed out one of Cheryl Alger's adorable snowmen. This one is called lonely skater, but I cut his legs off so he'd look more like a traditional snowman. He is colored with copic markers too. So, I hope you like the card enough to want to win it! Have a great day and thanks for looking!