Since we have been sitting in a pocket of Arctic cold --- with the occcasional snow flurry from Lake effect snow (coming from Lake Michigan, yet --- MILES away), I find it hard to "celebrate" cold of any kind. I am no fan of ice on the sidewalks and roads which is what happens arund here when we get these Alberta Clippers passing through. But I have to admit, it can be pretty - for a white - when it snows. Not so nice when it thaws and certainly not so nice when it startes getting that slushy, grey icy look --- but when it first snows...
Yes, it does look like a winter wonderland around here at times:
I opted for a winter landscape. First, I stamped a snowy frame around the edges of a scrap of blue card using Versamark, and heat embossed with white embossing powder to create the look of a frosted "window" view (I much prefer winter from indoors!):
- Stamps: Hero Arts snowy frame, trees and deer from "Vintage Christmas Wishes: (CM101)
- Dies: Hero Arts "VIntage Christmas Wishes" (DI 313); Thinlits "Holiday Words" (661600)
- Inks: Versamark; Archival "Potting Soil"; Sigmo Uniball Pen "white" (UM-153)
- Embossing Powder: Top Boss "White Regular"
- Papers: Scraps of blue, three shades of green, brown and glossy white-on-white card; Paper Studio Value Pack note cards in white
- Adhesives: Tombow tape runner, Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape" and Xyron 500 Sticker Maker
I'm also entering this in the challenges at: Simon Says Stamp Monday "Start Afresh", Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "New Something" and Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday "December 2016", all of which want something made with something "new" and for this card, both the stamp set, the die sets and the Archival "Potting Soil" Ink were freshly opened just for making this card.