Monday, December 21

H{ippity} Hop on the shortest day of the year

IppityWelcome back to another H{ippity} Hop! Did you know today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year? Here in the interior of Alaska, this is a big day because today we only have about 3 1/2 hours of daylight. Within a couple of weeks, however, we'll be gaining an hour of daylight every week - what a dramatic change! We even have a carnival today to celebrate the lengthening of days!

I know, you're probably thinking: Yuck! All that dark! But one thing we also have lots of this time of year is SNOW, and it reflects whatever light there is, keep it from being so dark. So, on this short day, I decided to celebrate the SNOW!

I CASEd this card from Nichole Heady's blog. I created a background with the snowflake stamp from the Kissmas & Mistletoe set, then stamped the snowman in white. I ran my Aleene's 2in1 Glue around the edge and added glitter (click the photo to enlarge if you can't see the sparkle). The snowdrifts were cut from vellum, and I used StazOn jet black to stamp the sentiment. I used Glue Dots vellum adhesive to attach the vellum - can't see it can you? LOVE that stuff!

supplies ~ kraft: Bazzill, vellum: Strathmore, blue cs: stash, image & sentiment: {ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe


I also entered this card in the Simon Says Challenge to make a Christmas card and the Kaboodle Doodles challenge to make a "sparkling winter" card.

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23 paper smiles:

Cazzy said...

That is fascinating, so different from the U.K. with a sprinkling of snow causing chaos.

Cazzy x

Karen said...

Lovely card. I love the vellum too!

Eva said...

What a pretty card!! Love it! Hugs, Eva

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Love that vellum--and that snowman...Thanks for sharing:)

Maria Gurnsey said...

Very cute:)

Stephanie said...

So soft and beautiful! Have a Merry Christmas Cheri!

Heather said...

Super soft and pretty! LOVE the great use of colors!

Andrea said...

the vellum's perfect!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful card!!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Loved hearing about the sun time! I would think all that darkness would be perfect for stamping! Love this card - vellum makes great snow!
~ky

FibreJunky said...

Pretty!!
You're making me miss Anchorage. A lot.

Lisa H. said...

ooo, look how cool your snowman looks on the kraft with the fun blues behind him! great card!

Becky Carafa said...

This is beautiful!

Just Me said...

So clean and elegant looking...love it.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love the kraft and light blue together! Fab card!

Jen said...

Awww Cheri, I luv your snowdrifts out of vellum! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is LOVELY! I love that die!

Lilacanglia said...

Stunning Card,
Thanks for joining in with us at kaboodledoodles,
Happy Christmas,
Hugs
Angie

mudmaven said...

Love your card! Thanks so much for playing our Kaboodle Doodle challenge. ~chris

Carolina said...

What a gorgeous card!!!

moralia said...

This is simply beautiful!!! I so love cards like this, whenever I try to make elegant cards like this I ruin them by slapping on a bunch of stuff! LOL!!!

Linda said...

It's beautiful - thanks for joining in with the Kaboodledoodle challenge.

Merry Christmas.

Jessy said...

BEAUTIFUL card Cheri! Love all the sparkle and details. :-)

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