Saturday, 15 October 2011

Snowman Joy!

Welcome! Here is my entry for the Card A Day Blog Christmas Card Blog Hop!
I just love snowmen, and have over 15 snowmen ornaments on my tree every year Smile  So, when I was looking at the themes for cards on the blog, I was excited to be able to get one of the snowmen days!
I started out with making a white on white background by using the Spellbinders Impressabilities “Snowflake”. I couldn’t get it to impress the way I wanted it to using my Cuttlebug, so I used it as a stamp by dabbing clear versamark ink on one side, and carefully laying it down on the paper and rolling it with a pastry roller (I couldn’t find my ink roller).  I embossed it with clear gloss embossing powder, and that really brought out the snowflakes in the background.
Next, I used a soft cloth to dab onto a baby blue ink pad, and rubbed the color onto the bottom of the card, to indicate where the land was. I then covered that area with my tape roller and sprinkled it with plastic snow that I got from the dollar store. There was a bit of stickiness left, so I sprinkled some translucent glitter overtop of the “snow”, and carefully shook off the excess.
The snow people are from a card I received years ago from a dear friend. I simply cut them out and affixed them to one side of the card with 3-D glue dots.
The Joy label was hand written with a silver glitter pen with stitching highlights along the edge of the rectangle.
This was such a fun card to make, and I think I will do bulk cards with this pattern, buy making my own snow people digitally, and cutting them out for more cards.
Here is a picture of the final card, I’m in love Smile
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  1. So cute, Shelley! Love how you used the Impressabilities -- great idea!!

  2. It was just fortunate I had the versamark, as that made them fade into the background better. I do a lot of trial pieces before doing the final card. I'm glad it worked too!

  3. Shelly, I will admit that it has been a while since I have visited your blog, wow you surely have been busy Posting!!
    We could talk for hours on card making, I too have cuttle bug and spellbinders dies, there are so many things that I want from them, including Grand Calibur dies. And I love using Versa Mark well I could go on for hours! Great Job Shelly!!