8.03.2009

Can you believe this...

... A Christmas card! I KNOW! I'll wait for you to close your jaw, which I am SURE has dropped to the floor...

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Yep, I switched it up a bit today, but isn't she SO worth it?! :) This looks WAY better in real life, but I'm not the best 'photographer' {in the LOOSEST term possible}! And let me say this... the kraft packing paper DOES NOT LIKE THE MINERAL OIL BLENDING very well... I am so spoiled with how it works on TAC UltaSmooth & Premium cardstocks.

I used the Scor-bug to add texture at the top & bottom and ran my ink pad across the entire surface hitting here & there for a little sumpin' sumpin'. I had received these Bazzill border strips in a freebie kit from a scrapbook store... me likey paired with the kraft color! Kinda has a homespun feel, no?

I am in love with my white gel pen. Seriously. 'Nuff said.

Stamps: Hello Snow (please let this be in the new Fall Magalogue!!), Tag Tidbits

Paper: Premium White Cardstock, kraft packing paper, Bazzill border strips

Ink: Burnt Umber Palette

Other: Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, Micron journaling pen, jute twine, PTI & misc. buttons, VersaMarker, Scor-Bug, White Gel Pen

I forgot! This is for Melisa's button challenge this week!! You should definitely pop by & see her schtuff!

What do you think?!

13 comments:

Suzanne said...

I like it a lot!! Kind of rustic (maybe not the right word)

Michelle said...

Fab-U-lous...love it. That's one of the cutest snowman ever.

Patti J. said...

I must say - I'm surprised there wasn't at least a teensy weensy spider in one corner! Lol - love your card. As usual, you rock! Love that primitive look... Great job Barb!

~amy~ said...

super sweet Barb...make sure you send me your snail mail :)

Pickle's Mom said...

So cute! Still loving the packing paper usage!

Julie said...

What a gorgeous little snowman, I am just loving this card - i really must get on with my christmas cards but always manage to find something else to make.
Take Care and have a great day.
Ju xxx

Christina said...

She's so shabbychicalicious! Love it!

Rach said...

this is adorable, what a fab little snowman.. love it. hugs rachxx

Tiny Paper Pieces said...

I really like this one. Very cute :D)

LadybugSue said...

Really a cutsie take with this set and Christmas, I have it on my wish list for my next order. Gotta get a white gel pen!!

Anna said...

Super cute, Barb! Love the circles at the bottom! Cool you got them free!

Sonia said...

GORGEOUS little snowmen!... Love it!!!

**Sony**

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Oh my goodness!!! Stinkin' adorable. I would have NEVER used pink and brown on a snowman! Thank you so much for showing me how to think out of the box!! And I'm honored that you played along with my challenge my friend!