This is for today's Free for All challenge, to be inspired by the Nutcracker Suite. I took my inspiration from the part of the Nutcracker story in which Clara and the Nutcracker prince drive off through the snow in the magical sleigh.
I had lots of fun adding details to this winter wonderland card: stitching (zig-zag around the outer border and freehand waves on the vertical olive panel), Fun Flock snow, Glitter Writer dot snowflakes, rhinestones, buttons, and baker's twine! I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and paper blending stumps. The horse-drawn sleigh image comes from the MFP set, Bells on Bobtail. Card size: 5" x 7"
Thanks for looking!
Date: Friday, December 3, 2010 GMT Views: 340
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Bells on Bobtail, MFP Time to Chill (snowflake)
Paper: SU old olive CS, SU baja breeze CS, The Paper Company white CS, October Afternoon Very Merry DP
Ink: Marvy LePlume II black marker, SU old olive, SU baja breeze, Palette haystack
Accessories: EK 1.25" circle punch, SU 1" circle punch, CM corner rounder punch, sewing machine, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper blending stumps, foam tape, sponge, Studio G Glitter Writer, Fun Flock, rhinestones, buttons, baker's twine
Registered: June 9, 2006 Location: Wauconda, IL Posts: 53172
Fri, Dec 03, 2010 @ 8:37 AM
Oh, Emily, this is beyond beautiful!! I love all of the stitching you've done to add warmth to your card. Your coloring and how you made your sleigh match your dp is awesome. I can't keep my eyes off of this one.