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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Smiley Snowman

I have a weakness for snowmen and when I saw this image from Sweet 'n Sassy I bought him using the discount from the blog hop earlier this week. If you participated in the hop, you probably saw that members of the DT were hosting 3 special challenges. I made this card specifically for the sketch challenge and the non-traditional Christmas colors challenge. (I really wanted to squeeze the third challenge in too but I just couldn't swing it.)



I had a sketch, I knew what image I wanted to use and I thought it would take me no time at all the get this card done. It's not like there was a lot of coloring to do. I could not have been more wrong. Did you ever have one of those days were every piece of paper you cut was wrong? I certainly did. First it was too small, then it was cut crooked. I used up an entire 12x12 piece of paper making this card because of all my mistakes. Anyhow, I finally finished this card. I don't really like the DP with the embossing, but it's stuck down now. I decided to still share it because not every project can turn out how we envision it.

If you missed the Sweet N Sassy blog hop, you still can see the wonderful creations from the DT starting on the Sweet N Sassy blog. I used the sketch from Janette's blog and the non-traditional Christmas colors challenge from Chrissy's blog.

Thank you for looking!

Challenges:

Supplies:


  • Stamps: Smiley Snowman digital stamp from Sweet N Sassy, Tree Trimming Trio by PTI
  • Papers & CS: American Craft Play Hopscotch, SU Chocolate Chip, GP white CS, misc. pink
  • Inks: SU Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa
  • Tools: Big Shot, Provocraft Embossing folder, Fiskars edge punch, Copic markers, sanding block
  • Embellishments: SU Chocolate Chip ribbon

26 comments:

chris said...

Hi Cheryl, I too have a weakness for snowman, and this one is no exception. its gorgeous.
love everything about you card. hugs chris x

Karen B. said...

I guess it won't be too long now when we can go outside and make a snowman in real life! Lovely card, the outcome doesn't look like you struggled at all!

Chrissy D said...

This is sooo cute and such a great combo of papers! Hope you have a great weekend, Cheryl!

Chrissy D said...

I forgot to say... THANK YOU for playing in my SNS Challenge!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i just love snowmen too! i must have 40 snowmen stamps! this is fabulous. i love the embossing. absolutely fabulous!

have a great weekend.

hugs :)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marlene said...

I love snowmen, too! This one is adorable!

jaimie said...

Hi Cheryl,

You made a lot of great cards !!

Greetings, Jaimie

fi's cards and crafts said...

beautiful card...I love snowmen...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Kimberly S said...

So adorable Cheryl! I love snowmen too, and this just makes the sweetest card. :)

Curt in Carmel said...

I have a hard time finding snowmen that I like, and this one is adorable. It makes me smile just looking at him. You did such a great job with this image. I really love this card! BTW, thanks very much for the nice things you said about my card during the High Hopes blog hop. It was so appreciated! Best, Curt

Pat (mspfd) said...

I know the frustration of cutting a 12X12 piece of paper not once but 2 or 3 times before getting it right. But the end result is fabulous. I know you are not happy with the embossing, but I think it looks fabulous. What a fun card! I love snowmen images too!

Ann said...

Another snowman addict here - I can't resist adding to my collection they are just so cute. Been there with the 12" by 12" paper too. You get down to the last chance and it's nerve wracking. I have some embossed snowflake vellum (so gorgeous I stroked it for years) and when I cut it it just all went wrong. I've saved the pieces (somewhere!) - heartbreaking.
I think your paper and embossing do work together. A lovely card but then it has a snowman on so I'm biased to start with.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Shelly said...

Hi! This is fabulous Cheryl, love the image, papers and the tearing effect for the snow! Thanks for joining us a Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

Irene said...

Hello Cheryl

Me too, I'm a sucker for a snowman.
I've been there with my design paper too. Your card is fantastic and your snowman so cute. The design paper is gorgeous, especially mattered with black. I'm an embossing aholic also. I love the tearing effect for snow.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.

irene
xxx
Bah!Humbug!

Joanne Gilch said...

Love the snowman image you used with the non trad challenge...very happy card!
thank you so much for joining the Daisy Doodles Challenge.

Nana said...

Oh, this is such a cutie. :) Love it!
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week!
hugs Nana

Linda said...

I love your card. The image is so sweet and the way you inked the CB folder really looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with your wonderful card.

Janette said...

this is so cute! I love the snowy scene you made. You did a great job on the sketch. I am glad you could play along!

Carrie said...

I love how he is sitting lovin the snowfall lol..fabby card!! Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Karin said...

I love this snowman layered on top of the embossed background, it's such a great effect :)

Annika said...

Yes, I've had those days, more often then I'd like to! And just before you made your remark about DP with embossing, I was admiring the combination of two! lol
Hugs
Annika

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Such a cute snowman with his embossed sky.

AmandaB said...

This card is so cute.. I just love snowmen!! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week..

Amanda:0)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Christmas card & that snowman is very cute, I love the embossing & tearing too :)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

KAYC said...

Have them days every time I even think about making a card, your card is ace love the snowman so cute, keep up the card making we all have our off days.
Kerry.X

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