Thursday, October 19, 2006

Playing With Paper

Okay, so I realized that I don't do enough playing with paper. You laugh, but I mean, patterned paper and such. I stamp, but I never think to use patterned paper on my cards and since I am not a huge scrapbooker, my stack of cool papers I picked up and have not used is getting larger and larger. SO, I decided to try and use some. It was tough because the paper I chose was Basic Grey Lily Kate, but I think in the end it was worth it because I love the card I made. I don't know if I can send it to someone for Christmas. The card idea came from one I saw in November Papercrafts, by Linda Beeson. My turned out different, quite different, but some ideas were started there.

I also used this opportunity to use some of the Tim Holtz Frostz Mosaicz that I got in a kit when I helped out for the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Phoenix. I love the look of them, and have been hesitant to use them, but I just took the plunge. Tell me what you think???

The circle is stamped with SU "Linen" background. The snowflake is from SU "Cold Play" and the sentiment is from SU "Warmest Regards" which is a hostess set, so if you are not a demonstrator, quick, book a workshop so you can get it. It is awesome. Oh, and the little bit of white rick rack as a scarf was an afterthough, and I think it works. It just needed something more. The hat was just cut out freehand out of chocolate chip cardstock and the face and buttons were drawn on with a brown sharpie (thanks Jody). Finally, all the faux stitching was done with an SU marker, chocolate chip.


Denise said...

Amanda -
This card is awesome! I love everything about it - and I can tell you that I am a HUGE patterned paper fan (have tons!). In fact my cards seem a bit, well... naked when I don't use it.
I just love this idea to use the buttons to create the snowman. Very cool!

Vicki said...

Very cute Amanda!!! I love it!!!

Jen said...

So sweet!!! I really love this!! What a fun and whimsical Christmas/winter card!

Alli said...

You are so on a roll, pregnancy obvioulsy helps your creative juices. I love, love, love, love, love, love, love (getting the idea yet) this. It reminds me of those patterned sweaters you wear in the Winter.