This was taken out my dining room window when the snow had let up. The drift behind the tree was 4 feet high! We had over 9 inches of snow with 40 mph winds gusting to 50. There was a bigger drift behind the barn. Don't worry, Moose and his friends were cozy in the barn during the storm. Most of the time they are outside. Horses prefer being outside unless it's wet. Moose spent 2 years of his life in the barn while he was being shown (he's a registered American Paint Horse) and he prefers to be out, but not during this storm. Two of our horses are barn babies and would stay in most of the time if I'd let them (but I don't like to clean the stalls) and the mare (girl), Duchess hates being in
So today's card is Moose getting the tree and I knew it needed a snow background. I stamped him with black Stazon on a piece of acetate about 3 X 4 inches and used Adirondack markers to color him on the back side. Then I ran it through my Xyron with permanent adhesive. The snow is the fake stuff you find at Hobby Lobby or Menards for villages. I got a huge bag for about $2. Then put it in a ziplock bag, put your acetate in, shut the bad and knead the snow onto the piece. Shake it off good and set aside. I cut a piece of white cardstock and ran it through with an oval nestie to cut a frame. I use an ATG gun for adhesive on all my cards. HINT: ask for one for Christmas if you don't have one! They are great and the refills are cheap. I took a piece of cardstock the same size as the frame and stamped a few evergreens in hunter ink on it. You can kind of see it in the picture. I glued those together and layered it on a brown piece of cardstock.
The embellishments are the evergreen punch from Martha again but this time held on with snowflake brads I found and forgot had forgot about. I'm sure that hasn't happened to any of you right? I put glue pen on them and dipped in glitter. Nothing says snow like glitter right? HINT: to keep brads safe while drying, I have a small piece of Styrofoam to stick them in. The tree brad was with the snowflakes but it was a pewter color. I put glue on it and dipped in green glitter. You can color almost any brad with embossing powder. Heat is a little and dip in colored powder and heat again. Let cool in the Styrofoam. You can also color silver ones with alcohol inks.
I layered all this on my 5 X 7 card and used striped DP and green cardstock. No it's not a ticket punch, it's a small 1/2 inch circle one! I wish I could remember who to give this credit too. I saw it on another blog a while ago. Save money, buy stamps not punches when you have something else that will work. The saying at the bottom right is a sticker that says "Snowy Days and the snowflake on red is from the same set.