Sunday, November 26, 2017

I'm Late!

I am so far behind on my posts that I won't ever catch up. I had every intention of posting this card early last week, but here it is Sunday already and we are heading into another week. As a result this will be a quick post.  If you haven't already seen the November sketch at The Sketch File you can take a peek at it below. My card was inspired by the sketch and Kathy and I hope you will find time to create a craft based on the sketch and share it with us at The Sketch File. Remember you can rotate, flip, shrink, enlarge and have fun with the sketch.  

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Snow Globe

I have been wanting to create a card with a snow globe as the focal point and I have finally done it!  My snow globe started with a punched dark blue circle and then I added pine trees, torn paper snow and a deer image.  For the falling snow I added tiny punched white circles. I added a few at the bottom next to the deer so that it would like the globe had been shaken and there was snow accumulating on the ground.  I layered a thin piece of clear acetate over the top of the entire scene. It is supposed to represent the glass. I ran a piece of white cardstock through a crimper and then cut it into the shape of a lid. I think I was trying to create more of a DIY snow globe image, (sort of like the kind  of handmade snow globe many of us created from a jar when we were kids), but now that I am looking at it, I wish I would have used a more elegant, wood like base. Oh well, maybe next time.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Another Snowman Card

I had such fun creating this snowman card. I hand-cut the scarf and hat out of cardstock and added detail with chalk and marker. The snowman head started out as a white punched circle. I added a paper carrot nose and used a marker to draw the eyes and mouth.  I only included the head of the snowman and I think the end result works well with the snowy background. 


I have been working on a few Christmas cards during the past few weeks. This snowman card is one more to add to my collection. I made the snowman with two different size circle punches, added a bit of detail including eyes and mouth drawn with a marker, a paper carrot nose, paper buttons and cut the arms from brown cardstock.  The hat and scarf are also hand made. I added detail to them with chalk and a marker. I chalked in the rosy cheeks and used chalk to add highlight to the hat and scarf.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Sketch Inspiration

I'm back with another card that was inspired by the November Sketch at The Sketch File. This card ended up being more detailed than I had originally intended. I had dry embossed the background with snowflakes and started adding the white snowflakes.  I used liquid glue to adhere the snowflakes and a bit of the glue got away from me. It made a bit of a mess, so I added glitter glue between the embossed snowflakes to cover the mess. To be honest, I dislike the card. It just feels overly decorated.

Please take a look at he sketches below. If you feel inspired, I hope you will hop on over to The Sketch File to post your creation. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Introducing the November Sketch

Since we are starting a new month, we are introducing the November sketch at The Sketch File.  Please take a few minutes to create a project based on the sketch and post it with us. Also, if you hop on over to The Sketch File you will see where Kathy found inspiration for her sketch.