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