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9/26/2012

Christmas

Welcome to a new follower, Good Morning and Hello! Nice to see you here. I just had a lovely cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee along with a Dunkin' Donuts Punkin Muffin. Am I sounding like I'm ready for Fall yet??? Our morning has started off sunny & just cool enough to be comfy. I still have some more Fall/Thanksgiving cards to get ready, but did I hear you say "That card doesn't look like Fall?". You're right...it definitely does NOT! This is a cute little Penny Black Snowman (Snowy) that I had ordered while I was stuck in the recliner a few weeks back. My leg might have been non-workable, but I had the laptop and my fingers worked just great! Got this little guy from an online JoAnn's sale and colored him while I was reclining. Isn't he the cutest? He's very easy to color as well. I used copics (R's for  his hat & nose, BG's for his scarf; used the BG0000 around his body for an icy look).Used a clear Spica Pen on the white fur at the base of his hat and it's got some sparkle IRL. Just happened to find 2 colors of the same patterned paper in a stash Christmas pack; I thought these papers looked neat with the colors chosen for Snowy. This was not planned...just happenstance. Used Sizzix circles to diecut & mat (the solid turquoise matting was from the same pack of design paper, a last year's sale item - from Michael's or AC Moore). After trimming the papers to size, I cut on an angle to fit the cardbase, adhered, then used the C/Bug Snowflake Emboss folder. The sparkly snowflakes were cut with a new Impression Obsession die, using  holographic paper. The cut was very smooth after doing a forward & backward pass in the Big Shot...just had to quickly poke out the bits that didn't release from inside the snowflake. The sentiment was stamped with a clear I.O. Christmas set, diecut with the S/B Labels 25. I sponged some Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink, aquamarine, while still in the die. I think he looks very winter-y and cheery. He made me smile, so I hope he will do the same for you. I think I'll try to enter Snowy in the Penny Black and More challenge.

8 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

He is adorable, Mary, and definitely made me smile! You've set him against great background papers and I love the snowflake embellies cut from holographic paper! Very smart!

Chris Boldovici said...

What an adorable snowman card! I am a bit biased though I LOVE SNOWMEN!!! Great Job with the papers too, very Holiday appropriate.

Hugz,

jimlynn said...

PRECIOUS! Love those holographic snowflakes! I just got this die but haven't used it yet. Precious image and a great card!
Lynn

Sandy said...

Cute as can be - I love snowmen and the colors you have used!
sandy

Sandy said...

I am having some trouble leaving a comment but I have been having some problems with my computer. Your snowman is cute as can be and I love your colors!
Sandy

Brenda said...

OMGosh Mary, I am loving this card! That little snowman is just adorable! Love the colors you colored him in and I love that your papers match him! So cool, love the embossing on your papers too! My fingers work to well on my computer when it comes to ordering things! lol

linda said...

aww, a very cute and cheerful card and the snowflakes are beautifully done! you could also enter this card into the penny black and more challenge. :)
linda

linda said...

hi mary, thanks for playing along with our 'early christmas makes' this month at penny black and more - such a cute card!
linda