How blue...

Well... the craft fair yesterday pretty much bit the big one, so after pouting for awhile this morning, I decided to create a couple of Christmas cards to get me out of the funk. Needless to say, I'm still in a bit of a funk, but I'm two cards closer to finishing my Christmas list, right?!

The only stamping on these bad boys, is the sentiment! BUT, I did have a good time with my Big Shot (I really wish TAC still sold this!!), Sizzix Snowflake die, and the Ribbon Tag Trio from Nestabilities. I only paid a little over $8 for the snowflake (thank you JoAnn's!), and the Nestabilities set was on sale for 50% off AND free shipping (I can't remember which online store this was!!)! I've been eyeing the ribbon tags for some time now... ever since I first saw them on Debbie Olsen's (Thinking Inking) blog!

Stamps: Merry Wishes (limited edition set from TAC last year)
Paper: Toodle Loo (snowflake) cardstock, TAC basic brown & Premium White, and Bazzill Basics card base
Ink: VersaMagic Agean Blue, Burnt Umber Palette, Moonlight White Brilliance
Other: Stardust Stickles, Designer Dries Clear glue, glitter, pop dots, hydra sponge, misc. ribbon

After I had cut out the snowflake for the first one, I just hated to throw away the negative of the image, so I trimmed it up and used it for the second one (I know... you should see my scrap pile... I save everything). I used the Stickles on the 1st one and the glue/glitter on the second. The first one shows the snowflake and label popped up, however, on the second one it is the label only.

I like the dimension of the first one, but I like the look of the glitter on the second one.

What do you think?


Kimberly said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about the fair yesterday :(
These snowflake card are adorable though!!!!!

nic_d said...

Sorry to hear about the craft fair bust! Ouch! Anyhow, love these cards! The glitter really sets these off! Very cute!

Percy said...

These cards are beautiful...who would say that was a scrap piece! Sorry about the craft fair....at least you got out of the 'funk' by stamping some more!

Jean said...

Love the snowflake cards! The colors and sparkles are great!!! Sorry to hear about the craft fair all your stuff looked great!

Ginger Serafin said...

Bummer the craft fair was a bust...if it makes you feel any better - only 2 of mine this fall were good. One was such a BUST, I have trouble thinking about it.

I like your snowflakes!

Sorry I've been MIA in our Sisterhood. Life has been crazy - and this time of year is filled with craft fairs for me. I'm so glad they're done.

Debra Hensley said...

Love the snowflake cards Barb! Don't give the craft fair bust another thought....your work is amazing! There will be many successes ahead!

Unknown said...

love the card!

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Yikes, sorry to hear about the craft fair. Love your design with this card. It certainly can cheer you up.