I haven’t posted in a quite a while. I’m still busy with the business, so that is a good thing. I decided to take a little down time and make a card. The nice thing is that this card fits so many challenges that are starting off the new year.
I made a whimsical snowman, who is looking up and telling Mother Nature to “bring it on!” He is all prepared — he has his snow shovel at the ready.
The patterned paper is by Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) — from one of the holiday stacks that I picked up at Jo-Ann’s. I cut the snowman with my Cricut using the Doodlecharms cartridge. I used Design Studio to hide his face so I could move his nose to the top in order to have him looking up into the sky. I sure hope this is what he looks like, and not some strange looking snowman/unicorn creature.
The snow shovel is cut from the Sesame Street Friends cartridge, the snowman’s scarf from 3 Birds on Parade, the large snowflakes from Accent Essentials, and the snow flurry swirls are from Calligraphy. I printed the sentiment on the computer using a free font that I downloaded. It has little snowmen faces peeking out of the letters. I colored the letters using Copics.
I cut the flurry swirls from a transparency sheet (acetate) so they would be clear. I then took some white paint and dabbed on them to give them a little opacity, but not too much. I wanted them to remain in the background when I glued on all the small snowflakes, which I made using a Martha Stewart snowflake border punch. I used the negative cuts (the part that usually gets thrown away). Gluing those little snowflakes was a tedious job.
The finishing touches include a small metal star charm hanging from the snowman’s scarf and some rhinestones in the centers of the large snowflakes. The charm was gold but I thought it looked too stark on the card, so I took my Copics and changed the color.
I placed three of the large snowflakes on the inside of the card:
Here are the challenges that I am entering :
Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #15: Feeling Frosty! The requirements are to use white paint, a snowflake and something metal. I think I covered all of those bases with this card.
Jitterbuggin’ Challenge – Sketch 29 – Let It Snow!: The requirements are to follow the sketch, use blue somewhere on the card, and include something snow related.
Fantabulous Cricut – Challenge Me Monday #41 – Snowy Delights: The requirements are to create a project using snow or snowflakes.
Cooking With Cricut – Snow Fun!: The requirement for this challenge is any project with snow or winter-time activities.
Made By Momo: Make something with a snow theme.
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #39 – Winter: What winter means to you.
- DCWV patterned paper
- Cricut cartridges used: Accent Essentials, 3 Birds on Parade, Calligraphy, Doodlecharms, and Sesame Street Friends
- Clear acetate (transparency)
- Martha Stewart snowflake border punch
- Charm from stash