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Nov 14, 2008

Merry & Bright

Here is the 4th card I made using Jen's sketch. I guess I really liked it huh? LOL

This card ended up in a totally different way than I had planned. When I started I had a piece of patterned paper I was using for color inspiration. After I had colored the Cuppie it just didn't fit with the paper.

That leads me to a Jody Rule.
  • When putting things together on a card, consider the "style" of each piece when deciding whether they will go together. For example, I started with a somewhat elegant piece of patterned paper with this card. It didn't "feel" right with the image because it was too elegant for the image. Make sense? If you color a field of "cute" flowers in bright colors, you wouldn't want to add some gold swirly ribbon to it. It is a different style. Choose one and go with it.

Ok, back to the card. :)

As I said, I started with patterned paper, but it wasn't working so I removed it and went with a very tame kraft, chocolate and white color combo. I wanted the Cuppie's red to pop. I decided to be different and stamp the Cuppie on Kraft card stock. I colored with Copic markers. Then, I added red Stickles... and had to walk away for the night. LOL DANG I don't like having to be patient. *sigh*

Did you know when I first used Stickles I thought it was totally gross because there was all this globby glue everywhere! LMBO! I didn't realize it would shrink down and dry flat. I thought it would be a big globby mess! Of course that was AFTER I had accumulated about a dozen colors of Stickles. Then, one day I decided to squirt some on a piece of paper and wait overnight for it to dry so I could see what it looked like. *shakes head at self*

I got off track again... ok... so the next morning I stitched everything together and finished the card. I left it sitting on my desk and went shopping at Walmart. While I was there I strolled through the craft aisle and found some cool Martha Stewart snow glitter stuff. Unlike other "snow" glitter I have found that have a pinkish or purplish tint to them, this one was WHITE/CLEAR. YAY for not having color matching issues. LOL I bought it ($8.95 for a fairly decent sized bottle).

When I came home I scanned my stamp room for something to SNOW up. There it was... my freshly finished card. It couldn't run so I grabbed it and squirted Crystal Effects on the antlers on top of the cupcake. Then I tossed snow all over the glue. Then... I waited... AGAIN. LOL It was perfect placement, really. It was already snowing on my card. See those big ol' snowflakes on there? LOL I like the look. It is subtle, yet adds some interest. What do you think? Will you let it snow in YOUR stamp space? :)

Stamps: TE stamps

Ink: Memento Black, Versamark

Paper: chocolate, kraft, white

Accessories: Janome sewing machine, silver brads, Stickles, Martha Stewart snow glitter, Nestabilities, black dimensional boosters, crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter, Copic markers, Heidi Swapp ghost shapes


  1. just adorable! love the snow! and that image is just too darn cute!

  2. Adorable!!! I'm always in awe of your straight stitching...haha...I couldn't sew straight for my life...seriously!

    I saw this glitter last week and wondered how to make it stick...never thought of CE...LOVE the look it gives!

  3. haha I have today off from work and going shopping...thanks to you Jody I am looking for this Martha glitter! Thanks for the idea! Oh, love the card too!!

  4. So very cute Jody, love the snow!!

  5. OMG your stitching is so straight! I wish mine would come out like that! Your card is too cute!

  6. This is so sweet! I just love how you machine stitch on your cards...looks fab! Thanks to you I will be the proud owner of all of the Heidi Swapp Ghost shapes in about a week!!

  7. Great mess Jody but who is looling!! LOL I am so glad I am not the only one...

    LOVE the cute cards, I too got the MS glitter and am waiting to use it, thanks for the inspiration!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

  8. Delicious! Love the color combo...craft, chocolate, and white. I always have to study your creations for awhile as I find more luscious details (like the little cupcake row at the top!) Another Jody rule? It's like getting extra frosting! :)

  9. VERY cute card, but OMGosh, you bought MORE snow? That gallon drum of snow/glitter stuff you made me buy is clear too. Is this MS one MORE clear? ;) (Tell me because you KNOW I'll go buy the darn stuff. I really should not visit your blog.)

  10. OK... I'm not sure where I've been while you've been posting these cuties!? I love them all! The MS snow on cuppie's head is soooo cute! Must get some of that for m'self... thanks for enabling! lol


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