Monday, October 29, 2012

Florida or Bust!

This guy is tired of being cold and wants to go visit his girlfriend the Snow/Sand Woman in Florida.  So he's trying to hitch a ride with anyone going south.

He's part of the Christmas Flamingo set from Sparkle N Sprinkle and is colored with Copic markers and then spritzed with Perfect Pearls mist (Perfect Pearl).  The image has been cut out using the Lifestyles Crafts rick rack nesting dies.

The image was matted onto a darker kraft circle and then adhered to an ink embossed panel.  This panel is easy to reproduce.  Take any embossing folder (Sizzix's Snow Flurries used here), ink up one side with your favorite inks (I used Distress Ink), place the cardstock inside the folder and run it through your machine.  The ink transfers to either the embossed or debossed portion of your card (depending on which side of the folder you inked up).  The base cardstock is a mirrored cardstock for added sparkle.  For even more details, you can visit the SNS Art Gallery, here.

I'm entering this in the following challenges: Simon Says (just add pearl), Hooked on Crafts (Christmas - no red or green).


12 comments:

rachel said...

great card Anne - hoping you're not in the path of Hurricane Sandy - keep safe - hugs Rachel x

Eret said...

Wonderful card, Anne. Love the shine and fun image. Your design is very interesting. Love it.
Hugs, Eret

Tammy said...

Fabulous Anne, great sparkle! Love the rickrack die!

Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for sharing the tips, Anne! This is an adorable card with the snowman, bright colors, and happy little snow face :-) thanks for a brilliant card!

Tahi said...

Anne I love him... I'm in Miami so tell him to pass by for a cup of cuban coffee ;)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Anne, I like all the sparkle
Kevin xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this fun card- the image is so cute and I love the sign.....does he know he will melt if he goes to Florida??? I love the die offset you used and the EF background- and the shimmer : )

Linda said...

Another fabulous card Anne. I love the snowman and the sentiment is fabulous and your little tale of him wanting to see his snow/sand woman.

Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

I already know this one sparkles! So cute and pretty and I LOVE the way you did the embossing folder and ink for the background! I really need to try that one for sure!
Lynn

Brenda said...

Such a fun card! Love the rick rack frame and all the bling. The inverted embossed background is beautiful.

Sandra said...

What a cute snowman and loved the story behind it. The sparkle is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Keri Brown said...

Absolutely darling... :)