Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sparkling White Challenge To Give Away

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!

32 comments:

I'm Crystal said...

Gor-juss card, 'snow' doubt about it...teehee!!!
Hugs!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You struggled? This is incredibly beautiful!! I love all the white and the sparkle!! Your dry embossing is gorgeous as is the sentiment. You rocked Maria's challenge!!
hugs,
Chris

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

You struggled? This is incredibly beautiful!! I love all the white and the sparkle!! Your dry embossing is gorgeous as is the sentiment. You rocked Maria's challenge!!
hugs,
Chris

Vicki said...

Good morning Holly! OMG I have missed so much! I truly love this card...and the sentiment too! I like how you added the little guy on the inside too! Love love your snow too! You really did a great job on this card!

HUGS!
Vicki

Sharon said...

If you struggled, it sure doesn't show. What a pretty card. You did a very nice job.

Sharon

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card Holly ! Love the embossing and all the sparkle ! Just gorgeous ! Smiles from Catherine

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

What an absolutely beautiful card! You have outdone yourself. You have gotten so much detail, its amazing. And that snow is so very realistic. Speaking of snow Holly, did you ever get any? We are still waiting to see the "Holly" snow angel - LOL!

Elaine Allen

LouAnne said...

Gorgeous, Holly.
This just might be my fave of yours, ever. Since the scene could be happening right outside my window, I would love to win this lovely card.

msfreida said...

IS THIS NOT FABULOUS??? There's so much sparkle here, it hurts my eyes! ;) Lynne's image is SPECTACULAR, and ALL your special touches enhance it! LOVE the sparkles in your snow, and your coloring is FABULOUS as always! The sentiment is SOOO AWESOME! I love how you photographed it with the real stuff...clever idea! :) Some lucky gal will be thrilled to win this one!

Hugs~

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OOOH!! I love this HOlly!! Look at all of that fab sparkle!! That image is just darling!! Reminds me of the kids when they were little and we went out to play in the snow!! LOL!! I hope to have time to play along this week!! HUGS

Stampin Shari said...

That is SO cute! And we just got a fresh snowfall last night...I can totally see my kids looking like that image after school! Great card!

Jane said...

OMG. SOOOOOOOOOO very cute. And a little reminder that winter isn't over yet :)

Maria Matter said...

oooooo, ahhhhh, gorgeous!!!!!

this is a brilliant white/sparkly card Holly! love that you put the finished product on the inside of the card! lol

blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

Cute card! Aren't those monochromatic cards a challenge sometimes? You made this one look so easy. Collette katshon66@aol.com

Niki said...

Great card! The snow looks realistic. The sentiment is perfect.

Thanks for sharing,
Niki

Joan said...

Oh my word this is darling!!!!!! I love this image. Fantastic card.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly holly! is this awesome! i love it! and i don't remember seeing that image. i must stop by the store!

love it!

hugs :)

LORi said...

Oh My goodness...Now that is darn cute!!!

hugs - LORi

Craftyanny said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww Holly I lurve that image. I need that one lol
Your card is fab!!!!!!!
Anne x

Linda said...

Living in queensland, australia we don't see snow at all but it certainly looks beautiful. And love how you took it outside it looks so realistic..
Every morning here looking at your creations and they are true masterpieces..
Regards Linda

Anonymous said...

Who WOULDN'T want to win this CUTIE.
as usual your talent just leaves me with a feeling of AWE!!!
CAT S.

Sheri said...

I love this card! THat little person is pushing really hard! I love that you compared the snow to the real stuff, gotta go check it out now. I would love to win this amazing card!

Pam in Ar. said...

Pick Me, Pick Me...Love, LOve, LOVE this card!! Perfect for the type of weather we just had! I like how it is mainly white with the blues and grays for the snowsuit.....great job Holly! Who ever wins this will just love it :)

Dawn B. said...

OH how sweet is this. I know exactly how he feels..We shoveled for 3 days..this is adorable Holly..

Heather the MooseLover said...

You nailed it! Very striking and love the glittery snow and the embossing and how you cut the legs off the snowman inside (I recognized it that time!)

TeenaBugg38 said...

Adorable!!!! Thank you "snow" much for the chance to win it!!! (sorry, couldn't resist....lol)

Debby said...

There you go again being clever. I was looking at this card and getting ready to comment on it then I ended up at the shopping link you sent. geez louize. i need intervention. Your card is amazing and snow effect is effective. :-) love it.

Jessejane said...

Love the card! Brings back memories of making
snowmen when I was a kid- it sure gets heavy fast!

Tanya said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Holly. You did an amazing job.

Heather said...

Another super cute one.. I'm going to be needing that one too!!

Kristie said...

This is gorgeous!! Great job Holly!

Shawna said...

I don't know how I missed this post, Holly -----------SUPER cute card!!!