Sugared Roses and Snow Angels

Happy Thursday! How are your Christmas preparations going? I have no idea how mine are going. I lost track of time. And I am confused obviously. Can you imagine that I made Christmas cards, sent them off and then realized that I didn't photograph a single one??? Doh! So here I am sharing non-Christmas cards. I love this cling background from Hero Arts:

And I like to use it differently. I have two cards for this month's Hero Arts Challenge - Giving Thanks & Color Challenge + Adding Shine. This card qualifies for the Thanks theme:

I stamped the background onto patterned paper, cut out a large blossom and enhanced the shadows with a brown pencil. And on the second card I created a bouquet using the leaves and the roses:

These are stamped onto cardstock and colored with copics. Then I thought of sugared roses, added some Glossy Accents and Chrystal Glitter and voilà. Some shine! This will also qualify the card for the Moxie Fab World All that Glitters Challenge!

And finally this is for you, Donna (although I had made it before you asked for it):

Have a beautiful day and thanks for visiting!!!


Thanks Card
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (green/orange) Pink Paislee, (light orange) GCD Studios
Stamps: (Rose Background) Hero Arts, (sentiment, leaves) Papertrey Ink, (label) Waltzingmouse
Ink: (brown) Ranger Industries, (black) Tsukineko
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Pearls: Prima Marketing
Pencil: Faber Castell
Die: Spellbinders

Birthday Card
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (pink) Papertrey Ink, (cream) Webster's Pages
Stamps: (Rose Background) Hero Arts, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tsukineko
Marker: Copic
Pearls: Prima Marketing
Glossy Accents: Ranger Industries
Other: Glitter


Larisa said...

Very nice card!!! Love roses a lot! Sorry, I have not the same stamp at me/ Very good cards maybe done with it!!! )))

Isha said...

Wow Vanessa...I love Roses and this card is so so pretty. Love it so very much.

Barb said...

That has to be the best snow angel I have ever seen! Your cards are sooo beautiful too Vanessa! Love them both!

Lin said...

Beautiful cards using that lovely cling stamp - thanks for reminding me about it. Love your stamping over printed paper and the sugaring is magical! I haven't made a snow angel in decades - thanks for the sweet reminder! Merry Christmas to you, Vanessa!

Brenda said...

I cannot say enough about your beautiful cards (more comments on Flickr). They are truly breathtaking!
Love your Snow Angel!!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards!! Really love them!! :) :) :) :) :) :) cute snow angel lol

Aimes said...

Now that's a good snow angel! :)
Y'know I think we're in the same boat with our Christmas prep - I too forgot to take a pic of some cards I made LOL! D'oh!
Love the shimmering goodness of these beautiful flowers - stunning!

lynn said...

your card is simply darling, vanessa! the snow angel--awesome:)!!

Dawn said...

Your cards are so pretty Vanessa. Just been seeing some of your work in my Papercrafts Magazine that arrived this week. Boy you are so talented. How do you find time... love your angel... such fun.

Simone said...

Oh wow! Vanessa these roses are so pretty! Love these cards :)

Debbi said...

GORGEOUS! I just love the "sugar". So beautiful.

Tiffany said...

Really pretty! Love how you've only used portions of this stamp to create your own!

shawnte said...

what a great idea to use a back ground stamp as an embellishment!!! cute cards

AnitaRex said...

So pretty! Sounds like something I would do with the making of the Christmas cards and not taking photos! :> And your snow angel picture made me smile!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks to the Hero Arts Twitter, I didn't miss this post! Gorgeous cards, Vanessa! Love them!

Alice Wertz said...

awww... love love how you used the stamp. very pretty and elegant cards, Vanessa! and hee... love the snow angel! have a warm and cozy one! =)

Tina said...

Tolle Karten hast Du wieder gestaltet, Vanessa und Dein Schneeengel ist ebenfalls gelungen. :D

Habt einen schönen vierten Advent, Tina

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Beautiful card, Vanessa!

judy said...

Beautiful cards, Vanessa!

Diana said...

ADORE the snow angel! Miss you friend! All new cards on my blog. Happy Holidays!

Elise said...

Snow angels ON TOP of this great card craft! Oh, my goodness! So much wintery magic - be still my HEART! xoxox!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Vanessa! I'm only seeing this now--on Christmas Day! Beautiful snow angel, I LOVE IT!! And your cards are always so perfect and so elegant and so "Vanessa"!

Cath said...

Hey Vanessa! Thanks for entering the Glitter is Glam challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)