Sunday, November 6, 2011

Silvery, Snowy Thanks

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted a card - AND the fact that I missed an entire Friday Mashup!  I have been busy these past two weekends, and I did spend this whole last week preparing for a Christmas Trade Show - but still!  Well, I have this whole week off - so in between doing report cards and tweaking things for the next Trade Fair - I will be catching up on my usual challenges.

So - this week at the Friday Mashup they were looking for heat embossing and gratitude.  We've celebrated our Thanksgiving already - so I thought I'd gear my card towards thanks at Christmas or in the winter.  The sketch is from Stamping 411.

I embossed these wonderful Serene Snowflakes with silver embossing powder.  I used the Versa Mark Pen to touch the snowman's buttons and added embossing to them also.  The Lace Ribbon Border was punched from the Brushed Silver Paper as well as the one little Northern Frost snowflake which I had leftover in a drawer waiting to be used.

Well - I am thankful for this week off - I've got lots of upcoming events planned and need the time to prepare, in addition to necessary jobs, reading, cleaning, napping! 

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday afternoon.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Joan

12 comments:

Lesley said...

This is adorable Joan! I love the embossed snowfalkes!

Lisa said...

Wow! Those silver embossed snowflakes are gorgeous! They just make this card. I also think that the snowman gratitude card is pretty unique. When I saw the thumbnail, I was expecting a holiday card (and I've been making them today). The "thanks" took me by surprise... a good surprise! Nice!

Anne Marie said...

What a great idea to combine these two stamp sets on one card, Joan! I really like the embossed snowflake background and the fun colors on the snowman. Fabulous card! Enjoy your week off...I'm just a little jealous! *wink* Hugs! :)

Tammy Fite said...

Beautiful!! I love the embossing!

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh, I love this card! The embossed snowflakes and the buttons look perfect with all of the shimmer paper details! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Kasey said...

Hi Joan, you were missed too!

This is such a cute image. Love the embossed snowflakes.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Heidi Baks said...

The snowflakes look fabulous! Thanks for coming back to the Friday Mashup for more playing.

Lisa said...

Glad to see you back Joan, and with such a wonderful card! We just got over a foot of snow this weekend, but our snow is too dry for snowmen, so I get to enjoy your snowman here! Love those beautiful embossed snowflakes as well!

Thanks for playing along with The Friday Mashup!

Patti Chesky said...

I love all the embossed accents on your background. It's the perfect backdrop for that adorable snowman.

Kim P said...

LOVE the embossed snowflakes! Greatt card, Joan! Nice to see you at the Friday Mashup again!

Holly said...

Those are some Rockin' snowflakes! What a cute snowman.. This is a great Thank You card anyone would love.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love it!! That snowman just rocks!! Thanks for playing along!!