A Snow Wonderful Friday

My card for today is for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #45. Sometimes when there are ovals on sketches, my creative flow completely halts. I'm not sure why -- I guess I'm more of a square/rectangle person! This time I envisioned my card right away and the design in my head progressed quicker than my hands.

I was excited to use a sheet of Basic Grey Mistletoe & Pear patterned paper -- isn't that pretty? I was surprised to see it at Michael's a few weeks ago. It wasn't a line that I had heard they announced, so I thought maybe it was older. It was new to me, so I decided to pick it up. It turns out that it was new this year, but exclusive only to Michael's.

I used Verve's Snow Wonderful set and stamped my snowman, colored his nose and paper pieced his hat. I added Star Dust stickles to the top and bottom cuff of his hat. I sponged my oval while it was still in the die to achieve the blue background and finished off his "seat" with a fluffy bit of chunky glitter.

I was also inspired by this card by Cindy Haffner. Isn't that adorable? She had embossed her image and I wanted to try it out on the snowman.

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend! I hope to get a lot of stamping time in!

Cardstock: PTI, CTMH; Patterned paper: Basic Grey; Stamps: Verve; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH; Copic markers; Cuttlebug snowflake and swiss dots embossing folders; Nestabilities oval and petite oval; SU! slot punch; MS border punch and chunky glitter; Other: rhinestone brads, ribbon, sponge, boosters (confessionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com).

7 comments:

  1. This card is ADORABLE!! I just love these Verve Snowmen....great job with Taylor's sketch!

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  2. this is snow sweet! Love the paper and then the nice bold image to draw my eye! Great way to attach the sentiment too!

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  3. So cute, Steph! Love the embossed snowman image! I hope I get a lot of stamping time this weekend too! :) Have a good one!

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  4. what a sweet card! it's awesome

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  5. Super cute card! Love the great colors and the cute image. Great job on the sketch. TFS!

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  6. Steph this is so sweet I love your snowman. Isn't it fun to make snow with that folder. Have a great week-end.

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