Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I May Have Lost My Mind, Day 5

For Day 5 at Bugaboo Stamps 12 days of Christmas challenge we were to use gold. Considering my current glitter addiction I really, really had to restrain myself. I chose this dapper snowman holding 5 snowballs which I converted to rings by adding 5 very small circles inside the snowballs using my Silhouette. I cut out the gold frame, also using my Silhouette, and my girl Kaylee helped me thread it with green ribbon. I tied a pretty great bow in the corner too. Bows are not usually one of my strengths. I cut my white background paper out using my Silhouette the ran it through the printer adding both the image and text. I colored him using my Zig markers added some red Stickles to his cheeks and DecoArt snow to his cuffs and hat brim. I used Diamond Sparkles on the snow below. The 5 golden rings were blinged out using my iRock and some iRock gems. I couldn't resist adding some "ice" ;o)
My lessons learned: When you're feeling sick (I am feeling sick, but Mommies don't get sick) all those time saving tricks you've come up with in the past backfire because you forget details. I had been printing my rough copy with a colored background so I knew exactly where to place my cut out pieces before running through the printer. Really ingenious. However you have to turn your colored background back to white before printing the good copy. You know, details.

I would like to share my card at:
Pixie Dust Studio glitter and bling, closes Dec. 14


Min said...

I just LOVE how you turned those snowballs into rings - what a terrific idea!! We're so happy you joined us for theCatch The Bug "12 Days of Christmas" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

Rae Anne said...

Barb, HOLY COW & WOW, this is so insanely clever!!! I love you way you created rings from snowballs, but also the way you threaded your ribbon! This is simply brilliant!!! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Twelve Days of Christmas Day 5 challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Amy said...

Adorable. Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug