Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Merry Christmas Snowman

Inspiration

Welcome to another Heartfelt Wednesday! Here's a simple little Christmas card I made for the CAS-ual Friday challenge - my first time to play along. The challenge was "over the edge" - to create a "Clean And Simple" card with a design element that goes over the edge of the card. My card has HC's jolly snowman "over the edge" as he says "Merry Christmas"! Don't forget to head over to the Heartfelt Creations blog to check out today's post with all of the lovely creations by the design team members.

Merry Snowman

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"

Paper

Cherry Cobbler (SU!)6 1/2" x 9"; scored at 4 1/2"
Jingle DSP (Lily Bee Design)4" x 6"
Old Olive (SU!)3 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)3 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Inks

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Old Olive (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3419: Holiday Poinsettia Candle PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3342 Snowmen Melt Your Heart PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

HCD 706: Cardinal Family Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Plain Oval Large Nestabilities Die (Spellbinders)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
SPICA Markers (Imagination International)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Scor-Pal
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Zip-Dry glue
ATG (Scotch)
Scissors (Cutter Bee)
Rotary trimmer with straight & deckled blades (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Start with a piece of red card stock measuring 6 1/2" x 9", score at 4 1/2", and fold. Cut a piece of designer paper measuring 4" x 6", and mount on the front of the card.

SENTIMENT

Cut/emboss an oval from green cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in matching green ink. Mount on the left area of the card front.

IMAGE

Stamp the snowman image on white card stock twice. On one of the images, cut out just the cardinal using the matching die. Using the same image, cover the snowman face with sticky tape sheet, and cover in microfine glitter. Cut out the snowman face. Color the eyes, nose, and mouth with a Pitch Black SPICA pen. Cut out the second snowman image entirely. Color with COPIC markers:

  • Cardinal - R46, R59
  • Scarf - Y93, Y97
  • Leaves/Berries: Y93, Y97, R89
  • Hat band: Y93, Y97
  • Hat: E21, E23, E27

Enhance the holly leaves and berries with Garnet and Olive SPICA pens. Enhance the scarf, the hat, and the cardinal with a Clear SPICA pen.

Glue the full snowman image in the lower right of the card front so that it overlaps the green oval and the cardinal hangs off the right edge of the card. Mount the glittered snowman face over the snowman face. Add the die cut cardinal using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

5 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lisa, love your card. This image is one of my favorites! A friend of mine loaned this stamp to me last year and has since moved away. Wish I had stamped more. Love the sparkle!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This sweet snowman puts the "Holly Jolly" in the festive mood of the season. Your card is just darling with this sweet guy!

Angelica said...

Beautifully done Lisa, that is one stamp set I need to get. Love the saprkly face on the snowman.

Laura Davis said...

Darling!
Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!
Laura

helen said...

Such a cute card! Very nice colors.

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