Nov 20, 2012

Mystery Image Swap Revealed!

We have a fun group on Split Coast that run a Mystery Image Swap.  Every other month the hostess (we take turns hosting) sends us images and we make 4 cards, send them to the hostess and receive back 3 creations from others.  It's loads of fun to see how differently we all create with the same starting point.

I am two days late in posting this (April, I hope that my tardiness makes you feel better! LOL)  On the 18th we were supposed to post our creations, however, my Dad's 81st Birthday was the 17th and my previous post was his card.  I wanted to give Mom & Dad a chance to see the post easily without having to search for it.  Anyway, enough of that.  On to this card.
A close up to show the pretty
embossed snowflakes.
It's navy card stock on a white base, the corners trimmed with deckle scissors.  The circle of snowflakes is a unique eBay find from many years ago.  It's embossed with a snowflake, glitter EP that is also a find from a stamp show many years back.  The circle is hand cut with an Exacto knife, so, it's less than perfect, ha ha.
Here is a close up of the inside panel with the adorable image chosen by our Hostess, Terry.  Isn't he darling?  He is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and accented with Snow flocking by Recollections.  His eyes and buttons are these tiny gems from Can You Digi It.  They are so small that they can be a challenge to work with but they also have Embellie Gellie to pick them up with and place them on your work.  A big help!

Below is a photo of everything used to make this card, including a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig since the circle on the rubber stamp is not mounted straight on the wood block.  Using this is the only way to get it lined up correctly.

Lesson learned: next time I'll add the snow flocking first and then glue on the gems.  I had a hard time keeping the glue off of the gems.

Thanks for stoping by and for any comments you may care to leave!  Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

Supplies used for this card.

18 comments:

~Paola~ said...

WOW!!! look at this...SNOW---cuteeee! LOveee how soo original you made this card by encircling the sweet immie in sparkly snowflakes..genial!!...and to have the snowman totally 'snoweee' is sure an extra bout of wonderfulness!So much love and care went into this joyful card!♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

I love all of your extra snow items! You really thought outside of the box! A picture of the supplies too....you are on fire....careful, you may melt snow!

jimlynn said...

Darlene, this is precious! Love the way he's framed out - VERY PRETTY! That snow flocking just went on my wish list too - fantastic looking!
Love this.
Lynn

kadie said...

Wowee, Darlene!! This so much fun!! Love how you've used the fun flock and the crystals. And the embossing is beautiful! Another great card, Dearie!

Barb said...

Darlene--where do I start?

I love the snow accents on your snowman--I think the circle of snowflakes is the best (great find at stamp show), love the edges too.

I guess all I can say is--Your Card Rocks!

Melina said...

That snow is adorable! The embossed snowflakes are wonderful! I love the little pieces of "coal" you added! Wonderful card sweet lady! :)

maryrose said...

Darlene, this is adorable! I love that snowy embossed window...what a cute idea!

Terry said...

I loved this card Darlene! I was excited about it before I took it out of the plastic to take photos....that's when I realized the snowman looked like a real snowman, great idea to add the texture to his body!!

I love it, it's very unique and very cool!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the frame for your snowman- that is a brilliant idea! Love the snowman and the flocking- LOVE this card!

Carolina Little said...

Darlene I love the efects on that snowman and all those snowflakes around the image... cute cute cute!!!

Margaret said...

Wow! Love this card and that is a great find for the ring of snowflakes! Dazzling!

marsha said...

Just awesome! Love your snowman agains the dark blue, what a perfect background for all of those gorgeous snowflakes!
Hugs,
Marsha

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Sistah...I love this card...great colors and wow, wow, wow, that looks like real snow on the hat and body...you rocked this for absolute sure...great job my sweet friend...hugs, ♥♥♥

Jackie said...

This is soooo cute & I love your snow Darlene! Great job Hun & TFS!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

WOW! Darlene, your card is AMAZING!!! Love that circle of snowflakes... just the right touch for an already awesome card!

April said...

How did I miss this?? Must have been when my cold was at its worst!

I love the texture....and you used so many of my favorite crafting tools!!

Marilyn said...

Such a great card Darlene. That is just the cutest snowman and your colours are wonderful.

~ Sharon ~ said...

What a cute snowman. I love the navy and white paper combo. Awesome card. Thanks for sharing.