Sunday, December 2, 2012

Another Christmas Card - Snowman

This Saturday was Scrappin Great Deals 4th Anniversary for being in their new store.  I remember my mom calling Sheila up on the phone and asking if we could pop by her house to go shopping in her basement.  It was so much fun to look around at all the stuff that she had.  I always wanted to have a basement like Sheila's full of scrapbooking and stamping supplies - lol.

So of course I had to go to their Anniversary celebration.  I was not lucky enough to get their early for the make and take package but I was able to sit down with Judy and make her gorgeous cover page!! 

And I had to buy the stamp set!!

Here is the amazing cover to a little booklet that Judy designed - I told you she was amazing.  Mine of course is nothing like hers, she does such a great job.  And the detail of covering everything with flowersoft snow when you're done is so great. 

I wanted my card to be all layered and amazing just like Judy's but it turned out a little different.  I have a really hard time getting away from clean and simple when it comes to card making - must be my years of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator - hehehe.

Well I love how he turned out anyways and I used some tricks and tips that Judy taught me.  The snowman was stamped on confetti white cardstock and his little nose and buttons coloured in with my Spectrum Noir markers and finished off with some glossy accents.  The hat and scarf were stamped on pattered paper and then I added some shading with my markers - of course I had to stamp the hat a couple of times to get the base, the band and then the holly which was coloured and glossy accent added.  Lastly the arms and the sign were stamped on kraft cardstock and shaded with my markers - two layers were done for the sign.  The "Merry" is from my new favourite Paper Smooches Christmas sayings stamp set.  

After everything was stamped and coloured I layered all the pieces with silicone - one the best things Judy ever taught me.  Then he was added to a layered card base.  The snow is actual glitter snow brushed onto the card and then added another layer that I cut out of cardstock first.  Below is a picture from the top so you can see all the dimension that I added to the card.  I did quite a few of these guys so I have seven more with different coloured scarves just waiting to be added to cards.

 Hope you enjoyed and can find some inspiration for your Christmas cards!
Happy Paper Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful....I want some of those too!