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Friday, November 26, 2010

Stamp TV CSS Inspiration Challenge

Tonight is the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight alumni Inspiration Challenge. You should have arrived here from Karen Knegten's blog. If you did, you are on the right track for the hop. If you didn't, and you'd like to start the blog hop from the beginning, go back to Stamp TV and you can start the hop there.

We were challenged to create a card using this photo as our inspiration.



Isn't that fun and wintery/holiday-ish? I was immediately inspired by quite a few things but it was the colors and the light-hearted feel that really inspired me to make this card.

 This was one of those cards that just made me smile while I was working on it. I love those little snow-people and the designer paper from Imaginisce is so fun. It kind of makes me think of Whoville from the Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

I used Pure Luxury Red Hot, Creme de Menthe and Ocean Mist. I embossed the snowflakes with a Cuttlebug border folder, leaving a blank space in the middle. I cut the dp to fit into the non-embossed space. I stamped the snow-people and colored them with Copics, then cut them out and popped them up with pop dots. I punched a circle of the Red Hot paper and layered the "Feel the Magic" circle on top. Stamps are Gina K Designs "Winter Friends" and "Holiday Greetings." After it it was all put together I spritzed it all over with SU Frost White Shimmer Paint. I think if you look carefully you can see it in the photo. In real life it gives the card a nice subtle shimmery look.


I hope you enjoyed seeing my Winter Friends card tonight. Now it's time to hop along to see what Lori McAree has in store for you.

32 comments:

Cheri said...

Soooooo cute, Kay! I think we were all thinking the same thing....colors.

Giovana said...

SO cute Kay!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay- I love those little snow people! You rocked the challenge!

Melissa Cash said...

So cute Kay!

Tina Gilliland said...

Perfectly adorable!! Love the DP.. perfect choice!

Lori said...

Kay your card really captures the Christmas spirit, love it!!

stampqueen said...

Adorable card!!!!

Miesje said...

Oh Kay this is just too cute! Loving that snow-couple! The DP is just perfect!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is adorable, Kay! I love the DP you chose for your fun winter scene! The snow people are so cute!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great job!

Barbara Colbert said...

Absolutely adorable!!! Cute winter look!!!! And do like the shimmer!!!

peggy wainman said...

I love your snow couple, and that dp is so cute!

Carolina said...

Adorable card Kay - love the patterned paper and the textured background you added. You so make me wish I would have bought that set.

Kim Marie said...

The embossing was the perfect touch to this wonderful card :)
Kim Marie

StinkerbellSteph said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the color combination.

joy said...

Great card! Love the round sentiment in the corner -- great touch! Love your color choice!

Davi said...

Cutie snow people and the embossing and colors are very pretty!!

gale.sewell said...

cute and adorable card.

Becky said...

What an adorable card, love the dp.

Luv 2 Create said...

Just as cute as can be. Luv the snow people.
Marcie

Lyngo said...

what a cute couple !!

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful Christmas scene you created!

Moments by Marla said...

Very sweet card!

Melanie said...

that DP is adorable, love the little village!

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

Your card made me smile also. Great job!

Julie said...

adorable....

Auntie Em said...

It's so sweet and the little snowpeople are so cute! No wonder it had you smiling.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Artistic Angel said...

Super cute cards! They really inspired me.

Betty Neville said...

Really cute card Kay! Love how you placed the village scene behind the adorable snow couple.

Kary said...

Kay, your card is so cute!! I love the snowmen and how they go so well with the patterned papers.

Deb said...

Adorable, Kay! Love all that shimmer and texture!

Newbie said...

This card is SOOOOO cute, Kay! As Deb said, just adorable! I would never have thought of putting the DP in the front to make a scene for the snowmen!!! Pretty cool!