Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SNOWMEN in Georgia!! (NOT!)

We rarely have snow in GA, but as a tribute to the holiday season (and to fulfill my commitment to an SCS swap), I've created my own snowman!
All products used were Stampin Up! unless otherwise noted. This card is totally cased from Gloria Pluckett's SU! website.  I didn't get to attend her class but loved the cards and decided to make them on my own. Thanks for inspiration Gloria!!

I used the adorable new set from the SU! Christmas mini called Snow Much Fun-an adorable set with snowmen, trees and other adorable creatures. I used two of the stamps from this set and combined them on one small WW CS rectangle. I used Momento ink to stamp the images and SU! markers to color them--Marina Mist, Early Espresso, and Cherry cobbler--But I really didn't have to do much coloring-the the stamp didn't need alot. I did use just a small amount of a C-2 copic to highlight the white on the snowman so it looked "real"-a tip I picked up from Cards magazine.

Then I sponged the edges of the white CS with Early Espresso ink and attached it to a rectangle of Marina Mist CS and attached 2 brown metal SU! brads. While  I used Cherry Cobbler CS for the card base, I added a second layer with some SU! DSP from their FrostWood Lodge collection after mounting some Early Espresso quilted ribbon across it. I also cut out a white shimmer paper snowflake and added a light blue snowflake brad to tie it all together. (The white shimmer paper is from Doodlebug Designs and I have NO IDEA where I got the blue snowflake brad! Sorry!!!

Hope you like this cute little snowman. I have a feeling he's going right to my favorite's list!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

1 comment:

April said...

Great card, Sam! So glad to see you posting!