I figured it is about time I put my crafting to good use and enter my very first blog challenge. I am entering this card into Peachy Keen Blog Challenge 13 http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/. The requirements for this challenge were to have a stamped image, use blue and purple, have at least three snowflakes, and it must have a greeting.
I used the "A Child's Year" cart to cut out the card base in a deep purple (hard to tell from the picture) cardstock. I embossed the front of the card with the Snowflakes cuttlebug folder and inked that with a white stamp pad. It just so happens that Abigail got into my ribbon bucket yesterday and has been playing around with this blue and white snowflake grosgrain ribbon, perfect! I embossed a chipboard ribbon slide and used that for the bottom of the cards, along with the ribbon (added stickles to the ribbon), and a snowflake.
The stamped image part worried me a bit because I am a basic stamper ie. stamp, ink pad, and voila, art! I don't generally color in my stamps (when I use them) but I didn't want just a stamped image. I dug up some watercolor pencil and colored the tree in with those. Then I used a q-tip and paint brush to blend. I used stickles on the tree for a more detail. I can't remember (to lazy to go look)which cart I used for the scalloped circles or the greeting (embellished with stickles). I used two more snowflakes and Ta Da!! My first blog challenge card is complete.
Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed!!