Sunday, November 1, 2009
Caardvark Holiday Hop Day 1
Welcome to Day 1 of the Caardvarks Holiday Hop! Hopefully you have come here from Nathalia's blog during your tour on this hop. If not, please go to the Caardvarks blog to get started on the hop. You will also need to go back to the Caardvarks blog at the end of this hop to leave a comment. You don't want to miss any of the wonderful creations, and there's a chance to win a prize too! :-)
There will be different prizes for each day of the Holiday Hop, so please visit the Caardvarks blog to get started each day from November 1 though 3 (Sunday through Tuesday). You could win a Fall card kit, a Halloween mini album, or a $25 gift certificate to the Creative Cuts and More store. :-)
Day 1 of this Holiday Hop is all about Christmas cards. Don't you just love these A2 Four Pane Window cards from Creative Cuts and More? I've had a blast creating a bunch of cards with these. Here is my latest creation with a Fuzzy Snowman scene.
The A2 Four Pane Window card is die cut from Carob Cream Bazzill Smoothies cardstock, and I stamped some white snow all over the front. The snowman is a die cut from Creative Cuts and More as well, and I covered it with glue and then smooshed some Polar White Flower Soft into the glue until I had him covered, except for the hat. I used a black copic marker to color in the hat. After the glue was dry and the Flower Soft was set, I squirted on some black stickles for the eyes and the buttons. The mouth was done with a tiny sharpie marker.
See the little twigs for the snowman's arms? I found a scrap piece of brown cardstock and just freehandedly cut out the twigs. I used more scrap pieces of cardstock to create the little sign next to the snowman. :-)
The wreath was colored with copic markers and then dotted with some red stickles. I used a clear stickles on the torn paper down below for the snow drifts, and I created some icicles across the top of the card with the same clear stickles. Lots of waiting around for things to dry, but it was worth it. :-)
I hope you enjoyed this holiday card today. As a special surprise, Creative Cuts and More is offering a special discount code for you when you place your order. To get the code, please visit the Caardvarks blog when you are at the end of this hop. Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter HERE to receive the latest updates and discount codes from Creative Cuts and More.
Now it's time to hop on over to your next stop - Carla's blog!
Die Cuts: A2 Four Pane Window card, Snowman (this is not on the website, so email me if you would like to order some, and I will put you in touch with the owner)
Stamps: Christmas Cheer (Cornish Heritage Farms), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (Stampin Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Memento London Fog, Fresh Snow (PaperTreyink)
CS: white, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, K and Co designer paper
Stickles: Christmas Red, Star Dust, Black Diamonds
Other: copic markers, Polar White Flower Soft, distress tool, sponge