- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC76
- The Play Date Cafe - PDCC110
- St Luke's Charity Card Challenge - Let it Snow
I've taken a few liberties with the WMSC76 sketch, but I think you can see it in my card. As soon as I saw the bright, vibrant colours for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge, I knew that I wanted to use my favourite snowman stamp. And, as the finished card is full of snowmen, cool blues and glitter - I decided that it was perfect for the current St Luke's Challenge - Let it Snow.
This is a large card - 8" × 8" - it needed to be this big to fit on all the elements! I made two mats - the bottom mat was coloured with a pastel blue Promarker so that it would exactly match the lovely winter cottage; the top layer is white glitter paper. The cottage was stamped onto white card and I used the out-of-the-box technique to cut out the shape with my nestie. I coloured the cottage with Promarkers, added lots of glitter and layered it onto a lovely pale blue lacey circle. I stamped some holly leaves and berries and added them to the back of the cottage, and then attached the whole image to the card base. I stamped three of these fab snowmen, coloured them all with Promarkers, cut them out and added some glitter to their hats and scarves. Finally, I made a coordinating sentiment label. A truly frosty Christmas card.
Stamps: Funstamps - Scribble Snowman; Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage, A Cottage Christmas
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug; Stampin' Up! - Lucky Limeade
Spellbinders: Lacey Circles (S4-293) # 5, Standard Circles Sm (S4-116) # 7; Scalloped Petit Ovals Lg (S4-139) # 2, Petit Ovals Sm (S4-140) # 2
Promarkers: Berry Red, Royal Blue, Lime Green, Marsh Green, Pastel Blue, Cool Aqua, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2, Tan, Cinnamon, Gold, Soft Lime
Accessories: Martha Stewart - Coarse glitter and card from stash
Above is a close up of the cottage showing the lovely glitter that I got from Michael's in Novi - I like the coarser texture of this glitter - it really looks like snow sparkling in the sun!
I had a really successful day yesterday - only one basket of ironing left to do today. Well, until the next lot of washing! Once I've finished the ironing today I've got a couple of birthday cards to make. One for a 10 year old girl and one for a 50 year old guy! Hopefully, I'll get to share them both with you tomorrow. That's all for now. I'm off to get that ironing done - see you!