snow•man

4/26/20 Rising Star at A Place To Start!
4/30/20 Top 3 at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a wonderful week and staying safe! I made some ‘me time’ in the studio today and created a few more cards for The Outlawz Challenges. I’m playing in the Festive Fridays Challenge this week and our sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls. I used their Caroling Snowmen digital image to create this adorable Christmas card.

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I used some pretty snowflake digital paper layered on dark purple for the background. I colored the image with alcohol markers and then used one of my favorite ‘snow’ techniques. I applied Versamark over the entire surface of the image and then applied three layers of iridescent sparkle embossing powder. The final step was applying clear embossing powder to ensure that none of the sparkle would rub off the image. I layered the sparkly image on dark purple textured cardstock and adhered it to the background.

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I printed the snowman definition on the computer and created a tag to slide under the focal image. So cute! I finished the front with some randomly-placed snowflake sequins and tiny iridescent gemstones.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover snowflake digital paper and dark purple cardstock used on the front. I printed the digital sentiment and layered it on purple cardstock as well.

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One more peek… so stinkin’ cute! And this card is so dang sparkly that the bright lights in the light box kind of washed out the color. Sorry about that! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Place To Start: April Challenge – Use Ribbons and/or Bows
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: April Challenge – Snow Buddies or Anything Christmas/Winter Holidays Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #553 – Christmas
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided textured cardstock, Bearly Mine digital paper
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Caroling Snowmen digital image, Jan’s Digi Stamps Fun Holiday Sentiments
Ink: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- DG2, DR2, OR3, FS3, IG4, IG8, IG10, blender; Nuvo alcohol markers- 432, 434, 435
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio punch
Accessories:  Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Darice Adhesive Foam Strips, Really Reasonable Ribbon purple plaid ribbon, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, Stampin’ Up snowflake sequins, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig