A Retro Snowman Season Double for CC&S345

by Joanne James4. November 2019 20:00

Today marks the start of a busy week with the first of my monthly classes, so I've a quick post to share a couple of cards inspired by the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge this week where it's a double featuring both a sketch and colours:

This is a great sketch and it just so happens that I still have two of these three retired colours, so substituting the current Balmy Blue for Bashful Blue I set to work and came up with a couple of cards using my favourite 'Snowman Season' stamp set. Here's the first one that I created for the challenge:

 

A little bit of snowflake tone-on-tone background stamping and a stamped image, coloured with a combination of Blends and Stampin' Write markers and a blender pen, along with a sentiment banner all from the same stamp set and anchored with a couple of snowflakes cut using the Seasonal Layers dies to finish my card. I liked this card so much I created a slightly stepped-up version that flipped the base and mat colours around and included a swirly embossed layer to my card base, along with a retired snowflake embellishment:

 

Honestly, I'm not sure which one I prefer - here's a photo of them both together, do feel free to leave me a comment below with which one gets your top vote!

 

Here is the visual summary of the key current products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Right that's all from me today - I still have a few things to do before I rest up for the evening so must dash! Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with more news and another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/5/2019 12:04:45 AM #

Beautiful in both incarnations! Love the little snowflakes stamped in behind on the darker one.

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/5/2019 2:31:23 AM #

This is super duper cute!  I saw those colors and just drew a blank!  Your little snowman is delightful in these colors, and your shading behind him is perfect!

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YoonYoung Kim
YoonYoung KimKorea
11/6/2019 2:36:24 PM #

What a perfect take on the sketch and colour together. The background stamping of snowflakes are really nice. I love the smile on the snowman!!! Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge.

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
11/6/2019 6:02:35 PM #

It's the dark background one for me! I love the tone on tone stamping and I love the die cut snowflake anchoring the sentiment strip. That little snowman is such a cheery soul isn't he?! Vicky x

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Patricia H.
Patricia H.United States
11/7/2019 5:06:40 PM #

It's a tough call to say which card I like better, but I think the sugarplum mat brightens up the snowman image better than the darker blue mat.  Either way, you've made two terrific cards!  Thanks so much for joining us at CC&S!  Smile

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