My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Gift for Snowman


Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend. I sure did!

My card for today used a Digi Stamp  called "A Gift For Snowman" from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
The inspiration for this card came from a sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping. I thought this image worked perfectly with this sketch. I don't always put a sentiment on my cards if I'm not making it for a special person or occasion. This card is not only for Christmas, but can be used for a Birthday Card during the winter months.

 I sized him to what I needed and printed him out, cut him with a Nestie and colored him with Copic Markers. I then left the Nestie in place and sponged around the inside with Desert Sand Ink. I coated the snowman with Liquid Glass then added Diamond Dust so he sparkled. I then used the liquid glass under the snowman so I could apply the Faux Flower Soft and Prisma glitter as snow.

I used some retired papers from Close to my Heart, and a Martha Stewart Punch for my borders. I punched the borders in Cranberry AND White CS and layered them.

I used White Embroidery Floss for the Hand Stitching around the card. I did more stitching then I normally do, but I wanted it to resemble snow flakes. OK, so you may have to use your imagination on that one. *Ü*

I thought it still needed a little something so I added a row of flat back pearls, also from CTMH, across the top and bottom to finish it off.

Other Challenge Blogs I made this card for:
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas Colors
Stamp Something - Spots and Stripes
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club - Children's Christmas
Digital Tuesday - Dots and Stripes

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

I saw your card on the SNS site and thought I would drop by to tell you how much I love it. Gorgeous! I love the stitching. It does look like snowflakes - that's the first thing I thought of. Great card.

Lynne said...

How sweet is this snowman :o) just gorgeous!! thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

Cor* said...

Hand stitching............NO WAY! It is so perfect and wonderful,very snowflakey! Great card! Love it .

Cor* said...

Almost forgot why I was here. Thank you for playing with Christmas colors this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy. Good luck.

Karen said...

Gorgeous and your stitching is perfect! Thanks for joining us at DCD Christams Club.
xx

chrissy xx said...

This is one Gorgeous card. LOve your stitching. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Challenge.
Chrissyxx

Lori said...

This snowman is adorable, I love how you added the pearls, thanks for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams Christmas challenge, hope to see you back again for our new challenge on Saturday!

Stampin Mindy said...

What an adorable snowman!

Thanks for joining us a F&F Friday!

Hugs, Mindy