Somewhere during the creative process I became hungry. And that's when my horrible afternoon began. I decided to boil an egg. Having put it on the stove, I went back to my creative centre and zoned out. Suddenly, halfway through my fussy-cutting, I heard an explosion. That's never good unless it's Canada Day and I'm expecting fireworks in town. Along with the explosion, a clear image of my egg in a pot on the stove flashed through my mind and I knew what had happened. If I had been conducting an experiment, I would have concluded that eggs can explode when left on the stove in a pot that had boiled dry. I wasn't conducting an experiment.
In the kitchen I had fragments of egg in places that eggs should not touch. None on the ceiling, however, thanks in part to the microwave/vent above the stove and the fact that my ceilings are just over 12 feet high in that area. Thank goodness for small mercies. The rest of the kitchen was bad enough.
It took an hour and a half to clean everything. Yes, it's sparkling and wonderfully clean. It's a job I can cross off my to-do list. *sigh* But that wasn't the way I had intended to do my kitchen cleaning.
My hands are unhappy. I got so engrossed, I forgot to wear my kitchen gloves. Since they're already cracked because of the dry, cold weather, this is going to be a problem.
I'm not going to boil an egg for an unforeseen period of time. Suddenly boiled eggs don't appeal to me. Actually, I'm really not hungry any longer. This is not, however, the way I would suggest anyone go on a diet.
Back to my card. Thank goodness it's about snow and not birds or eggs.
I decided to use the Bearing Gifts stamp because it seems so carefree and absolutely joy-filled. I decided to fussy-cut it because I wanted to raise it on Dimensionals and also because I wanted to cut off the gifts and candy cane. I just wanted it to be about fun with no reference to Christmas.
My base is Lost Lagoon. For my background I used Naturals White which I embossed using the Northern Flurry embossing folder. Then I cut out a piece of Vellum cardstock using the smallest of the Festive Flurry framelits and then put that through the Northern Flurry embossing folder so that it was imprinted with the medium sized snowflake. With a small Rhinestone on each "arm" and a medium sized one in the centre, the vellum snowflake was perfect to attach to the largest of the embossed snowflakes. A touch of the Dazzling Details on the snowflakes and the background was set.
I decided to use part of a sentiment from the retired Snow Much Fun stamp set: "snow much fun!" To finish it off I chose to draw a word bubble around it and then fussy-cut that out.
Except for the fiasco that occurred partway through the creation of this card, I really enjoyed making it. I think it's perfect for winter and all that snow we've had in the last few days.
For more cards with a winter theme, check out the "Just us Girls" Challenge.
For more cards with a winter theme and an inspiration photo of Winter Wonder, check out the Curtain Call Challenge.
Let me know how you liked my card and if you've had similar kitchen fiascos, won't you?