This first one used Deena Perreault's darling little image called Snow Globe With Snowman. Don't you just love his sweet little face?
The background was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder, and then I sponged some blue ink around the edges. I then took some scrap card stock that had snowflakes punched out of it and used that as a stencil to sponge some blue snowflakes on top of the embossed ones.
The snow globe image was colored with Copic markers. I used glitter for the snowflakes and for the snow in the bottom of the globe. Then I drizzled crystal lacquer over the globe to make it appear more like a real globe. Once it dried I cut it out and attached it to the card.
The sentiment was computer generated and has a little punched snowflake with a jewel center stuck to it. I also punched a larger snowflake to attach to the ribbon. Both of the punched snowflakes have glitter on them too, but it's hard to see in the photo.
Here's a close up of the globe to help you see the effect of the crystal lacquer a little better. I just love the little sprigs of hair on this snowman!
My next card uses Caroling Shy Bear by Lynne Stansbery. It's colored with Copic markers and chalk. I then splattered some white gesso on it for a snowfall. I think I need a little more practice with my splattering technique! There is white flocking on his hat.
I dressed the card up with a quilled snowflake, a border punch, and pearls. I'm definitely in the groove with making Christmas cards now! I think I've got a little over 20 made so far!
Don't forget about Squigglefly's challenge! It's an easy one - use glitter and bling! You're probably making some glittery and blingy cards for Christmas anyway, so why not enter?