Monday, October 25, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Welcome to the Magnolia-Licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop. If you have made your way here from Nadyne, you are on the right track.  If you have just stopped by to visit be sure to start from the beginning as you won't want to miss any of the lovely creations that we have to share with you today.

 It would be fair to say that this card came about as a series of happy accidents. Back in the summer I came across a card on a blog (I wish that I could find it again to share with you) and decided to try and copy the background paper. It was done using an emboss resist technique that I had just learned how to do. The paper turned out great, almost the same as the one that I was copying but it sat on my desk unused for months until one day a glittery snowflake happened to land on it and an idea started to form.

Once I had the idea, this card came together pretty quick.  I chose to work with one of my favourite Magnolias, Tilda and Edwin Skating, Diana has this stamp in stock over at the Magnolia-Licious store. They have been coloured using Copics and given an icy sparkle using stickles. A few more punched snowflakes and a shimmery ribbon was all it took to make this icy winter wonderland come to life.

I hope that you have enjoyed your little visit here and I hope that you will come back soon. Now be sure to hop over to Tanja's blog and see the wonderful creation that she is sure to have to share with you.

This card has also been entered into the Challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday.


martina's kaartjes said...

Wow, this is lovely !!! great coloring,
greetings, martina

Maria said...

Beautiful card Carissa! Loooove the fabulous background you created. Had a quick peek at the rest of your blog and I really like your creativity. I'm a follower now too. Oooh and I noticed you're from Ontario too ~ woohoo. Hugs, Maria

Robin said...

Lovely card!! Yeah for happy accidents!! I really like the colours you've used!

Anonymous said...

fun to read about your background paper creation! Very pretty! lovely card! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Rene said...

Aren't they sweet? Great card!

Julie said...

Carissa - This is so beautiful. I love the way your background turned out. Fabulous! Thank you for joining the Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog Hop this month!


Leonie said...

First I have to say your paper looks amazing! Love it and i agree yay for happy accidents! The snowflakes are the perfect touch and your Edwin and Tilda are gawjuss! Thanks for sharing
hugs Leonie

PaperSunshine said...

What a gorgeous card! So soft and pretty, the coloring is lovely and the snowflakes are perfect!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful background colors and DP. Lovely snowflakes and pretty card!

Peggie said...

The background paper you created is fabulous. Love the snowflakes. And of course Tilda and Edwin.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Carissa, I have a coup de coeur for this stamp of Tilda and Edwin. They look adorable. Love your background with the delicate writing and the wonderful white swirl, gorgeous. Nothing could complete better your decor than those wonderful glittery snowflakes.

Norma said...

Carissa, what a gorgeous card. I’m not sure what the embossed resist technique is but your paper is absolutely delish. I love this skating pair image also, and you’ve done a marvelous job in colouring it.


Cor* said...

I could have swore I commented on this already.....nope, probly saw it around blogland and LOVED it so much I engraved it into my mind!! Super sweet card. Great coloring. Thanks so much for showing us YOUR WINTER WONDERLAND creation at Fussy & Fancy! Happy Holidays!!! Hugs- Corry

Anonymous said...

Oh hunny this is totally beautiful! I love the background so much so stylish and pretty! hugs Samantha :0)