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Friday, November 28, 2008

...Let It Snow-Man


This was another card I made on my last stamping retreat weekend. I used the colors from Splitcoaststamper's Color Challenge #181 (Kraft, Basic Black, and Rose Red), and I used the layout from Beate John's Weekend Sketch Challenge #66. I started with a Kraft Cardstock base, then matted each layer with Basic Black Cardstock. The Rose Red Cardstock was stamped in Rose Red Classic Ink with the sentiment block from "Season of Joy". I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement. Two small Kraft Cardstock circles were punched out using the 1/4" Circle Punch, and two Black Brads were added to the center of each one. The brads were then attached to the rose patterned paper using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer. The Kraft Cardstock directly behind the focal panel was stamped in Sahara Sand Classic Ink using the "Canvas" background stamp. A piece of 5/8" Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (non-SU!) was tied around the panel, then the panel was attached to the card base using Dimensionals.

Every stamp used on the focal panel was from the set "Punch Pals". The snowflakes in the background of the focal panel were stamped in Bashful Blue Classic Ink onto the Whisper White Cardstock. The snowman was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink onto Watercolor Paper, and was watercolored using an Aquapainter and the following: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Bashful Blue Stampin' Write Marker (highlights on the body), Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker. The snowman was cut out using CutterBee Scissors, then attached to the white panel using Dimensionals. The sentiment was originally a stamp with several phrases on it, but I only wanted to use one; so I used the brush tip of a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color the phrase I wanted, then stamped it onto a scrap piece of Rose Red Cardstock. This panel was also attached to the focal panel using Dimensionals.

That's it for today! I hope all of my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! I am totally pooped...we had a very non-traditional Thanksgiving filled with basketball, but we did have alot of fun. I have to get all of the supplies and samples together for my upcoming clubs, so I will be a busy little beaver for the next couple of days. I will also be working on a couple of challenges, though...so keep your eyes peeled! Until later...

7 comments:

nitestamper said...

what a cute and adorable card, mercy!!!!tfs:)
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ChristineCreations said...

I LOVE your layout and design Mercy! It's really fabulous...and great color...and he's so cute too!

Pam Varnell said...

Did you make this while we were on our stamping retreat? I don't remember this beauty. Love it Mercy. I especially like the way you colored the snowman and the shadow you put around him. Too cute!!

Patrina said...

Very nice.i am new to your blog and am enjoying it. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful cards.

shel9999 said...

Super-cute, Mercy! I love your popped up snowman!

Debbie Olson said...

This is just beautiful, Mercy--I love the color scheme and layout, as well as the actual coloring!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! I love what you've done with the sketch and challenge colors! I relly like how you used the Season of Joy stamp for the background. Super cute card, Mercy!