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Blue January

>> Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Looking at today's cards, it seems like I have the winter!  Actually, the weather hasn't been too crazy when it comes to snow around here, but I sure could do with a bit more sunshine :)  I think that, even above the warmth is what I miss most during the winter.  Anyway, I'm full on celebrating the cold with my cards today.

I began with a grey base card and embossed it using the Snow background stamp.  I wanted to make sure they could be seen so I cut my background paper 1/2" smaller, so the edges would peek out more.  I stamped the top half of the paper using the Raised Mittens stamp and colored them in different blue hues, and added a piece of snowflake embossed card stock underneath. I covered up the seam with a piece of white lace and added a die cut snowflake for embellishment.

I also embossed the Winter Wording Square before die cutting and matting it for my card.  I tried to get the camera to pick up on the shine of the embossing in a close up, but I don't think I was too successful...

I'm also showing off this card today.  It goes with the winter theme and it was quick to whip up.  Again, I have a snowy embossed background and the Baby It's Cold Outside Greeting that I die cut and added a bit of light blue sponging too.  I flanked it with two of the Stretch the Round Button Snowmen, because they fit the requirement of being cute and easy to color!  

I also added a few mini snowflakes that were festooned with glitter glue to finish it off.  Ha ha!  I almost like the word festooned as much as making this card :)

Thanks for peeking in today and keep smiling....February is just around the corner!


Sue said...

These are both great Karin! I love how you used just the mittens as a background! I can see the embossing just fine if I click on the picture (you did good!) and I'm loving the word "festooned" as well :)

Robin Clendenning said...

OMGoodness, your first card with the mitten border is just darling!! I love the lace and the big die cut snowflake to go along with it!
Your second card with that embossed bg is really cute! I love those snowmen!!

Shelia said...

Fabulous cards, Karin! I really like how you used the mittens for part of the background. Beautiful embossing & those two snowmen are too cute!

Janett Ray said...

I love both of your cards, the colors are perfect.

nwilliams6 said...

Karin, love your fun blue cards. The way you used the mittens as a border is such a creative idea and that card has so many awesome details. The twin snowmen are wonderful on the second card. Very creative and fun cards today. Hugz

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are super cute, Karin! Love the winter blue colors on both. The mittens across the top is such a great idea & I love the embossing behind your snowman twins.

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