Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let it Snow

I've made another entry for the Less is More "Let it Snow" challenge.  I combined it with the One Layer Wednesday Challenge at Simplicity which is to make a one layer card that feels peaceful.  We don't get a lot of snow here in Western Washington, but when it does snow, I always think there is something so peaceful about those lovely white flakes gently falling from the sky.

Because I don't have a lot of time this week and I really liked the way my previous cards for Less is More turned out, I used the same stamps and layout.  I have been having so much fun with these Martha Stewart snowflake stamps.  This time I used white ink on kraft, which feels soft and peaceful to me.  I stamped the card quickly enough, and then fiddled with the bow for 45 frustrating minutes.  Needless to say, I wasn't feeling very peaceful by the time I was done.  I scratched the bow and just tied a simple knot, which I like better anyway! :)

Since the Less is More challenge is "Let it Snow," I thought I would share two of the cards my 5 and 9-year old girls made this weekend for their teachers' Christmas gifts.  I found a pack of white buttons in different sizes and we decided they would make perfect snowmen.  They turned out so cute!

Paper: PTI kraft (my last sheet - horror!)
Stamps: Martha Stewart, Hero Arts sentiment
Ink: Color Box frost white


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Ann; simple but so effective! I love your girls' snowman cards - just brilliant!

Jenni's Jems said...

These are cute see they take after their mum ! x

Susan Raihala said...

Your sheer knots are need for a bow at all. (And I've soooo done the same thing--opt for knot over bow in frustration! The knots always make me happy in the end!) Those snowflakes are beautiful, and I love them stamped in white on kraft. So peaceful and serene!

Sandy said...

Cute little snowmen, your girls did a fab job and I'm sure their teachers will appreciate them. Love your CAS card - looks fab on the Kraft

Susan said...

Beautiful card!! LOVE the white on the kraft....and the "bow" looks great...but it would look fab without it too! Your girls did a wonderful job with their cards! How creative! Their teachers will love that they took the time to make cards!

Anonymous said...

Your white snowflakes on kraft are perfect with that big ribbon. Another fabulous card!
Your daughter's teachers are also going to adore those fun snowmen!

Petra said...

I bought some white ink the other day and haven't used it yet because I simply didn't know how - well now I do :) beautiful card and totally worth the 45 mins!! and the snowman cards are adorable too!!

Chrissie said...

This really does look peaceful.. the effect of the white on kraft is gorgeous and your ribbon, however frustrating it was to attach, looks sublime!
Your daughters' cards look amazing, I think their teachers will love them, especially as they took the time and trouble to make them rather than giving a shop bought version.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Excellent family crafting, the girls cards are gorgeous and so is yours, it sounds like you all had some fun, LOL Gay xxx

Aileen said...

Love the softness of the white snowflakes on the Kraft and super cute button cards. x

Brenda R said...

So Lovely!

Mandi said...

Absolutely beautiful version Ann
The ribbon works perfectly
Your daughters are fabulous
the teachers will be thrilled
many thanks
mandi LIM

Mynnette said...

What a gorgeous snowy card! And the button snowmen really turned out cute! :) Fabulous!!!

Heather T said...

Wow, the snowflakes look so pretty on the kraft, I never would have thought of using it for a snow card.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Anne, I just wanted to congratulate you on your card being showcased, it is brilliant! Well done, Gay xxx

lostinpaper said...

Yiipppppeeee, Just saw your card over at LIM. Congrats on your well deserved win!!!

Joyce said...

Wonderful cards--all of them!

Jenny said...

Hi Ann, Congrats on being showcased :)This is such a pretty card,it just had to be choosen :) Love the triple button snowmen too :)
Just wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all good things for 2012 :)
Jenny x