Friday, January 13, 2012

Big Wish for the Season

The snow is finally here! Our big wish for this winter season has been to actually have some snow. And now its finally here. We got a few inches yesterday and last night - enough that Dave has to plow.

I love looking out at the snow covered trees and watching the birds at the feeding station. Our son-in-law, Jake, helped Dave make the station several years ago. Actually  it would be more correct to say that Dave helped Jake make it.

My recent cards seem to have reflected this connection with snow. The two shown below are both from the January Stamp-a-Stack last weekend. Together they say "Wish Big" (for some snow) and "Thanks" (because now its here).

Card made with Stampin'UP! set: Season of Friendship  Card made with Stampin'UP! Sale-a-bration set: Outlined Occasions and the Triple Doily Punch
I really like this tree stamp. Its from a set called Season of Friendship and the bird and the snowflakes are also part of the set. The sentiment is from a set called Short and Sweet. We used the Word Window Punch and the Modern Label Punch to layer the sentiment. The red layer behind the sentiment balances the color of the bird in the opposite corner.

The card is made on a base of Crumb Cake. We used scraps of white paper and tore the edges to make it look like mounds of snow. The tree is stamped in Chocolate Chip and the snowflakes in Whisper White. The white ink is a pigment ink and takes a while to dry so it was one of the last things added to the card. The very last thing was the line of Dazzling Details along the top edge of the snow. This is Stampin'UP!'s new glitter glue and its perfect for making a sparkly snow crust.  BTW: one more "detail", we also used a white gel pen along the top edge of the branches to make it look like snow on the branches.  This was one of my favorite cards from the Stamp-a-Stack.

I'm also really liking the Sale-a-bration set: Outlined Occasions. That's where the sentiment came from on the blue card. I think you'll be seeing lots of projects with this set. Since I got my "Big wish" then this card needed to say thanks. And the punched shapes from the Doily Triple Layer Punch sure do look like snowflakes.  The snowflakes are popped up on Dimensionals.

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