Thursday, November 11, 2010

44 days to Christmas...

I had absolutely no idea that Christmas was so near! If you say it quick, then it doesn't seem so near.. does it? 44 days!!! ( I did research this time element , just in case you wondered, and this is the number of days until Christmas day!) My heart is pounding at the thought that I haven't bought any presents, or made my lists.. I make lots of them!! Have you made your cards.. probably.. I never make mine before Christmas Eve, and then they get sent to arrive nearer New Year than Christmas! But I am organised this year! I have made them..ok, I have only made 6! Actually I made them for my Christmas cards with a Twist workshop, and I had great fun doing them too. I have shared two with you already , and I thought I would share a few more with you this week. Then you can be organised like me!! rofl.

This is one of my favourite cards, and was so simple to make. I used the Winter Wonder Alterations die from Mr Holtz, some alcohol inks, a tiny piece of Ten Seconds Studio metal, and a few snowflake stamps from The Artistic Stamper.
Cut out the die from Glossy card, and alcohol ink in light colours. Add a few splodges of blending solution to lighten the colours.
I stamped the snowflakes on the card with Snow Cap Pigment ink onto the snowman.
I made a sandwich of metal with Humungo Tape and card, and cut another snowman and a snowflake out too. Make sure that you cut the snowman exactly the same way as you cut the first one, otherwise the hat will be the wrong way round! I ran both through the Snow Flurries Texture Fades , and in fact did them upside down so the snowflakes were indented rather than raised. A general tip is that the texture fades will emboss upwards if you run it through the machine with the Sizzix words on the fades upwards. I do have a couple that this doesn't work like this, so I would test them first.
I lightly sanded the metal and cut out the hat to fit, and glued on with Glossy Accents.
Attach to the card with foam pads.
I liked the idea that you could make a Christmas card with pink and purple!
Watch this space for another one tomorrow.. at this rate I will have enough cards to send out to my friends :))


gail said...

44 pressssssure there everything is under control....I bought two gifts so we have to make cards toooooooo...are you sure???

Lynn Stevens said...

Well your ahead of me! I'm so far behind this year, yikes!!!
What an adorable little snowman!

Thanks for entering my giveaway Jennie and best of luck!
hugs Lynn

Daniele said...

I love your inked snowman.....think I'd better start on Christmas are you sure its only 44 days....yikes

Helen said...

Oh dear, I am running behind now for sure! Love the snowman, and I love to use purple for my cards. Haven't even thought about presents yet.

Sid said...

Great and innovative card Jennie !!

Artyjen said...

OMG! Only 44 days!! No way will I make Christmas at this rate! xoxo Sioux

Jan said...

Love the snowman and when I saw thr 44 days I was a bit paniced! LOL!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great Christmas card, love the snowman and his hat is fabulous. Nice to see some different colours for Christmas. Tracy Evans x

camcraft said...

Lovely snowman :-) Very cute indeed. Thank you for the 'how to' Thankfully am ahead with the Christmas Cards - made one a week so far have 42 cards and a few crafty gifts - still a way to go so there will I am sure be the usual last minute panic.
Carole x

Shar said...

Lovin' your snowman! Too cool!

Anonymous said...

He's gorgeous! Well, you have used 2 of my fave things - alcohol inks & metal!
Not thinking about christmas - fingers in ears!!!
Alison xx