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 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!


  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

  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!!

  3. This is absolutely darling, Cat!

  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

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

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

  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.

  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!♥

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

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

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


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