I have a number birthday cards that need to be mailed out this month. So I thought I would make them with a winter theme.
The Stampin' FLYBaby Winter Craft Kit supplied me with the perfect papers and embellishments for this project. I was also able to put to use my Cuttlebug.
The first card I made features snowflakes and snowmen. (Not that we see much of either here in Maryland lately.) I combined embellishments from the kit on a background embossed using my snowflake embossing folder . Of course with that much snow you have to have snowmen!
The snowflakes were covered in glitter and I ran them through my smaller Xyron to put adhesive on the back of them. The cute little snow men are made of felt and I cut the three off a 12 inch boarder strip. I adheared them with mini glue dots. To give the embossed cardstock background a softer look I rubbed Blue Bayou ink carefully over the embossing using a sponge.
For the second card I pulled out my brand new circle nesties....thank you Nate!...I used them to create a background for the snowflake. The layout for this card came from the SheetLoad of Cards Christmas in July e-Zine. You can find it by clicking on the SheetLoad Archives and downloading July 08.
On both of these cards the only stamping is the sentiment. The interest comes from the papers and the embelishments rather than an image. I'm happy with both cards. Especially since they will each be going to a mail I don't think they will be considered to "girlie".
Well that's it for today. Not sure yet what tomorrow will bring........