Monday, November 12, 2012

Snowman and Friend

Not that I'm wishing for snow yet but I do love snowmen. I wanted to make another Christmas card today and there are a few people on Mom's list who are as smitten with snowmen as I am so it seemed like a win-win.

I chose this sweet Mo Manning digital stamp of the snowman and his little cardinal friend. I coloured both with prismacolor pencils, adding some half pearls for his coal eyes and Dazzle Stickers for his shiny blue buttons. They are holographic so they really catch the light without adding bulk. Liquid Pearls was added to the snow drifting around his bottom edge.

The image was cut out using a template from Paper Wishes. The edges were inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and then faux stitched. Shiny metallic blue snowflakes from the Dollar Store were adhered to the snowman's background. Slits were cut on either side of the label so that blue grosgrain ribbon with tiny white dots could be slipped through the openings, knotted and looped to the back of the background layers. The blue dotted paper comes from MME's Moments stack and is matted with yellow textured cardstock to tie in with his mittens and hat stripes. Finally a computer generated sentiment was  cut with a 3/4" circle punch and matted with the same yellow before being popped up on a foam dot.

I kept the inside very simple using scraps of  the papers and ribbon to layer with a computer generated sentiment. A Tonic snowflake punch brought the snowflakes to the inside of the card. Fun to colour, fun to design. Now that's my kind of Christmas card :)

Thanks for coming by to see my frosty friend and his buddy, Red. Always a pleasure to have you visit.

I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge ~  # 160 C is for ...cardinal
Fashionista Challenge ~ #9 Blue Christmas
Tammy's Scrapin Corner ~ #36 Anything Goes
There She Goes Challenge ~ # 181  Let It Snow
Christmas Card Challenges ~ #50 Snowmen

Life is good; so is art.


Words and Pictures said...

Delectable colouring of the image, love the sparkly snow... what a great card!
Alison x

Tracy said...

Keeeute! So glad you could play along with the challenge at Mo's this week Bonnie. :-) I really like your little snowman. The blue inking is a nice touch and I like how you used the ribbon. Hope you have a fabulous week! Hugs!

ParkNSlide said...

Your choice of the dotted papers and ribbon are so perfect for a snowy card. I find blue and white are perfect for snow scenes and the bright yellow adds just the right POP.

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card love the image coloured beautifully and the shape -thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
Carol DT x

Unknown said...

How adorable.
First I love snowmen, secondly the cut out is great.

I just discovered Paper Wishes Podcast.
I am totally addicted...

I am a new follower.
Thank you for your entry this week. Please come back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Eva Gro said...

What a cute snowman, and You have made a great effect with the ribbons.

Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member at Fashionista Challenge Blog

Iulia said...

Delightful card, Bonie! Love the cheerful colors!
Thank you so much for playing along at Mo's!
Hugs, Iulia

Michele Cunningham said...

Very cute. Love the snowman. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Archana Joshi said...

Wonderful image and I just love your colouring. Thanks for sharing your awesome card on Tammyscrapincorner this week.

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous card and image. Thank you for joining us at Tammys Scrapin Corner this week. Abbie DT xx