The holidays are just around the corner, so I'm making sure that I incorporate a few holiday cards among my other types of cards that I make. This one was a BIG experiment. If you've watched my card making for a while, you'll know that I just can't resist using Stickles. They are a type of glitter glue that come in a vast array of colors. I've been addicted to them for years. So, I took the opportunity to break in a new stamp set by experimenting with my Stickles. Close to My Heart has this awesome stamp set, which you can get for FREE with a $75 purchase during September 2011, called Pair-a-phrase. It is a double set that has an image and a phrase that generally goes with each one. This adorable snowman and cute phrase that goes with him is just one example of a an image/phrase pairing from this set. I stamped my Snowman first, and then colored the entire image with Stickles! It was such fun! It may be a little too much bling, but is there ever really too much bling? It also gives a ton of texture to the snowman. I had never colored an entire image, in multiple colors like this, with only Stickles!
This card really is a ton of texture everywhere you look and touch. It has an Cuttlebug embossed background patterned paper, which I then added some small snowflake images to. Snowy cutouts adorn the front as well, which also have some Stickles added to them. All in all, it was a fun card to make!
Are you ready for the holidays yet? Have you started prepping for holiday gifts in any way?