Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Snowman Bearing Gifts...

Happy Saturday Everyone! Boy, this started out as a rainy, cool, yucky morning (which didn't stop me from packing my kids off to swim team practice- outdoors...) but it has turned into one of those Houston fall gems. It makes me a little sad that my kids are now past the point of wanting to go to the park- it's a perfect swing day! I'll have to hijack my 8-year old to go outside and throw a football for a bit so I can get out and enjoy it.

Today I wanted to share a card that has been sitting on my craft room desk for the past few weeks waiting for me to finish the last bits. This was made with a digital stamp that I bought on Etsy from the illustrator, Zlatoena- she has some super cute images.

The snowman was printed onto Kraft card stock and colored with Craft ink refills and an aquapainter. The Craft ink is thick enough to be semi-opaque on the Kraft paper and keeps it's color better than markers. I paper pieced his scarf and cut the image out using a nested die on my Sizzix machine, then sponged the edges with Craft Whisper White to make them stand out.

I used Basic Grey "Dasher" patterned paper which has been in my stash for a few years- I loved these patterns so much I have been hoarding them waiting for the right card-lol! The borders and snowflakes were also cut with Spellbinders dies. It's hard to see in the picture, but the white layers of the snowflakes were coated in chunky ice glitter and they really sparkle!

The inside was finished with some of the same paper and a greeting from the "Christmas Greeting" set.

I really like the way this card turned out so I am sure this cute little snowman will make an appearance on some other holiday items this season!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulously adorable. I'll have to check out her images. I love snowpeople.