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Friday, October 15, 2010

Snowmen come from . . .

I LOVE snowmen - my husband and I collect snowmen and every holiday season we look for new snowmen to decorate with. I can't wait to start looking for snowmen - especially when we get to our new home. In the meantime, I have created this card using one of my Sugar Nellie images. The challenge for week 25 on the Paper Craft Planet All Things Sugar Nellie (wow that is a mouthful) forum is to use Snowflakes, anyhow, anyway. I also chose to combine this challenge with the one for Day 228 on the 365 Card Blog The challenge there is to use two specific techniques: Sanding and Sponging. So, I looked through my CB folders and found the snowflake one and embossed the black Core'dination paper. The back of the paper is a pretty light blue. I SANDED the paper to bring the blue to the surface. I then SPONGED the sanded embossed snowflakes just slightly. I colored my snowman with Prisma Color pencils and then cut him using one my nestibilities die. I sponged around the edges of this and then matted it. I pulled out a few of these wonderful snowflakes that I had cut on my big shot and sponged a bit, My sentiment has some snowflakes sponged in the background. All in all the card went together VERY quickly and it is another one to add to my stash of cards to send to the troops.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my Winter-y snowman.


Debs said...

Hi Paula, I love this card. I am a great fan of snowmen too and have chosen a snowman stamp as part of my PCP win this week. Love how you have put this card together, the sanding is very effective. As soon as I saw the challenge this week I knew I would be using this embossing folder. Debs xx

Lorraine said...

oh my gosh Paula this is so gorgeous i love it its perfect and a great image i haven't seen before another to add to my ever growing list lol
you really have worked so hard on this one and i think its stunning xx

Paula said...

Love your sanded cardstock & the colours are beautifully icy. I like how you've placed a rectangle around the undulating die edges - not the other way round. Very effective.
Paula (PEP)

xxxtglxxx said...

Paula, I just had to visit your blog to comment on this card, its gorgeous! Love how you have embossed and sanded the card, and I think the snowman is very cute! Great wintry colour scheme, but also a really cheery card.

Good luck xxalisonxx

Hannah said...

Beautiful card :-) The colors are so soft and pretty! Thanks for playing along with us :-)