I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas Snowman Card

by Joanne James1. December 2014 09:30

It's official - today is the first of December, the countdown to Christmas has begun! Day one of the advent calendar has been opened, Charlie the Elf has made his return (pictures on my Facebook page later!) and the start of two of the busiest weeks in the school calendar before the end of term. Before I get to today's card, I just wanted to remind you of the current Stampin' Up! joining offer that ends tomorrow morning - you can read the full details here, but in a nutshell you can sign up for £74.25 and receive £130 worth of products of your choice and 5% cashback on all orders placed during December, not to mention the additional benefits of joining my wonderful team! Why not treat yourself to a bundle of Stampin' Up! goodness as an early Christmas present? Call me if you would like to chat more or better still, click here to sign up today!

Onto today's card - this one uses this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, where the simple sketch from Jen offers so many creative possibilities:

I decided to go with crisp subtles today - here is my card:

I used Soft Sky for my base and image panel, and matted the panel onto a piece of Whisper White. I stamped a little scene in Memento Black using my 'White Christmas' stamp set, being careful to only partially stamp the horizon line so that I could overlay my snowman in the same layer. By using Soft Sky as my base, I could use my white chalk marker to colour my snowman and add detail to my scene on the trees and ground. With the exception of some Pumpkin Pie marker for the snowman's nose and some detail added to his scarf and hat with my silver marker pen, there is no other colour introduced to my scene. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in silver and added a thin silver ribbon and bow trim with a snowflake embellishment to finish. This is such a simple card, yet the silver elements add a subtle shimmer in real life that make it quite pretty.

That's all from me today - I have lots of jobs to do so need to get cracking! Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
12/1/2014 7:26:10 PM #

I love the pretty scene you've created!  The little touches of snow and the snowflake charm add so much to this clean and beautiful card.  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/2/2014 3:47:04 PM #

I LOVE your card!  The scene is gorgeous and the colors perfect!  CONGRATULATIONS on your win at FMS!  SO happy for you, My Friend!  XX

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Stephanie Perry
Stephanie PerryUnited States
12/2/2014 4:35:18 PM #

Hi Joanne, I love your card!  It is the epitome of CAS, and it is beautiful.  Congratulations on being the Queen of Clean at FMS this week, a well deserved pick!

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Darnell J Knauss
Darnell J KnaussUnited States
12/2/2014 5:42:16 PM #

Congratulations on the well-deserved WIN from FMS, Joanne!! I adore this soft and serene card!! Hugs, Darnell

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