Thursday, December 17, 2009

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland...

Today at Pals Paper Arts, we are hosting a theme challenge. Can you guess the theme? Winter, of course! Well Winter Wonderland to be exact. When I saw the name of the theme I couldn't help but start singing the song. "In the meadow we can build a snowman...". That was it. I had to make a snowman.

Here are some tips for this card:
  • The snowman from Simple Seasonal Thanks is more versatile than you might think. I used a Basic Black marker to ink up the image. This allowed me to omit the writing inside.
  • The entire backdrop "glistens" (click photo to enlarge). To create this look, I used a sticky page to cover a piece of Whisper White, cut it to size and covered it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
  • The snowy hill was made using Whisper White Craft ink. More Dazzling Diamonds glitter was applied before it dried.
  • After color was applied to the snowman using SU Markers, I covered the entire thing with Versamark and clear embossed it. 2 build-a-brads were used to create buttons.
Play along at PPA! If you have half as much fun as I do with glitter and snowy scenes, than you will LOVE this challenge!

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Stamps: Season of Joy (110384), Simple Seasonal Thanks (111548)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Bashful Blue (105209), Certainly Celery (105217), Pretty in Pink (101301), White Craft Ink (101731), Versamark (102283)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Bashful Blue (105120), Certainly Celery (105125)
Accessories: Elastic Silver Cord (109866), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319), Pewter Build-a-brad (109128), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Modern Label Punch (116630), Jumbo Snowflake Punch (116628), Sticky Pages (114300), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Clear Embossing Powder (109130)


Kim said...

LOVE it Carrie. He is adorable!

Mary Fish said...

Those build a brads rock the house. I love how you layered the snowflake with the sentiment. Hugs, M

Carla Bazhenow said...

He is soooo cute, love your card. *smile* Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

So cute, Carrie! I love the colors! The brads are the perfect touch.

Patti MacLeith said...

Your card makes me smile!

Cards by Gina said...

Absolutely adorable, Carrie! I love it! I went for the blue and white as well this week.

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love this snowman. Makes me want to go out and buy him! What a wonderful card.

Mary Davidson said...

Love all the sparkle on your snowman card! Very cute! I immediately thought of Frosty when I saw it.

Margaret Moody said...

Love your cute snowman, Carrie! Love the brads, too! Great card and great job with the challenge!