Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter Wishes

I am still crazily making holiday cards, and I want to get them mailed by early next week. I might make my deadline...I still have quite a few to get made.  Since I am making several different cards this year instead of a master card, I am needing some inspiration -- what better than some card making challenges.

I bought this retired Stampin Up set used because I fell in love with the eyelashes...yes eyelashes!  The set is  Stylin Snowfolk. It's got a snowperson's body and lots of bits and pieces to make Snowmen and Snowladies.  I got out my stamp positioner. 

It was a critical tool to make sure every thing was placed where I wanted it.  The stamps are cling, so they cannot be positioned by sight like clear stamps.  I stamped in this order : Body over masked hat,  hat, eyelashes, nose, buttons, arm with ink wiped off of the "hands", mitten and lastly the sentiment.  I used inks from Hero Arts - Orange Soda and Cornflower. My sentiment is from Taylored Expressions - Love Grows Here and is inked with Versafine Majestic Blue, and all my black bits were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. 


I found a scrap of blue shimmer paper that was fairly close in color and dry embossed it with the Sizzix Swirly Vine folder. The paper is very thin and it has a distressed look to it...it reminds me of swirling snow.  My tag was cut with Lawn Fawn's Tag your it die set.  And I absolutely had to add some embossing paste sprarkly snow with the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and Distress Glitter in Rock Candy.  To finish the creation I added a pearl and some white embroidery string.


I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Die Cut Diva's December Challenge - Snow and Christmas/Holiday



The Card Concept Challenge - Snowman /Tag - Style Clean and Layered


Thanks so much for stopping by!

11 comments:

  1. I love how you have gone with the blue and white colour scheme for this card and the embossing takes it up a notch.
    Thank you for joining us at Divecut Divas Snow/ Christmas Holiday Challenge. Cathie DT

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  2. Really cute card, Cat! I am way behind on my cards and wonder if I will actually get them all done. Gotta' do some marathon cardmaking!!

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  3. This is absolutely darling, Cat!

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  4. What a lovely card, Cat. A lady snowmen, now that's a surprise! : ) Expert masking and love the subtle shimmer. Oh, and I MUST get that snow stencil! Best wishes from Cori

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  5. That background is just the perfect touch for the Mrs. Snowman! Great stamping job!

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  6. Absolutely adorable card, Cat! Your snowman is so cute, and I love the embossed background! I love the lashes, too ;)

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  7. I see Ms. Snowman is going out on the town. What a fun card.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

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  8. So cute! Love your sweet snowman! I'm doing cards this year too. I need to lock myself in the craft room and finish them! Have fun!♥

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  9. I love your sweet little snowman...just adorable. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

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  10. Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

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  11. I'm commenting, and no Captcha prompt. Oh, and cute tag!

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