Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Avery Elle: Warm Wishes

I am thrilled to be posting on the Avery Elle blog today and I get to show off the new set Let It Snow. This set is right up my alley - with a beautiful tree, cute birds, dainty snowflakes and lovely sentiments!!  I posted my first card with it here with a truly clean and simple card - it was one of the few cards that came together for me in less than 10 minutes.  I wanted a very different look for today's card and found a piece of dsp that fit that tree trunk perfectly.  This card was even simpler than the first, even though it may have a less clean look.  I love stamps that make it easy to create quick cards!

Warm Wishes

Can you believe that I only had to stamp the trees, birds and sentiment?  The paper added the holly and the blue stripes!

I know this picture has a strange, dusty look to it.  I can't tell you how many times I tried to take this picture but just couldn't quite capture it.  After I stamped the tree on the paper, I didn't think it looked Christmas-y enough so I frosted it by covering the entire front with glitter!!  Here's a close-up so that you can see the extreme glitter!

Warm Wishes close up

Aren't they a charming pair in their frosty tree?
  • Stamps: Avery Elle Let It Snow
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas December Daily
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Memento Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Heat & Stick Powder, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter, May Arts twine


Alyssa S said...

So pretty! I absolutely adore this card! :)

Lisa said...

WOWZERS Kim this is beautiful!!

Hannelie said...

I just love the effect you achieved Kim! Great idea to use your dp like that!

donna mikasa said...

Kim, this is GENIUS! I'll be going through my stash of patterned papers to see if I have any good ones for a background. Love the glitter, too.

Marjolein said...

I loved your first card very much, but this one, is gorgeous!
Love the glitter, ha, ha, they look so cute on that branch!
The sentiment is a perfect match with these two cardinals (?) who are so very much in love.
Reminds me of my own great love of my love! My husband is about 1.95 metre
and I'm a 1.64 shortlegged wife, ha, ha. These two are totally different sizes too and she looks so in place, leaning against his male torso, ha, ha.

Marjolein :-)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a great idea to stamp the trunk onto patterned paper! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

A delight, Kim ... sweet, sweet birds, and that all-over-glitter is stunning! Anita :)

Deepti said...

yeah that dsp looks awesome with the stamps, great card and the birdies are so cute :)

Joan B said...


snappy scrappy said... the glittery look!

Tracey McNeely said...

So gorgeous Kim, I am very impressed with how you put this shimmy masterpiece together. I love those birds!

cm said...

Way to work magic with designer paper and stamps! Perfect pairing - and the glitter? Stunning! Gorgeous card!

KayM said...

Oooooh this is so cute!! I love that birch tree and those darling little red birds!!

Doris said...

What a clever idea to go over the dsp and create such a beautiful card! Way to go , Kim!

lostinpaper said...

'Extreme Glitter' we should make a new sport for card makers lol. This is absolutely fabulous Kim and absolutely pinned!

Bonnie said...

I love this frosty Winter scene, Kim! All that glitter makes it extra special!