Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Christmas cards for challenges - snowmen

Created these cards for a couple challenges - Snowman and mostly green at Christmas Cards All Year Round
and snowmen was the theme for Tracy's Christmas Card Challenge #3 on her blog.
I am pretty happy with how they turned out!!! I used a brass stencil and embossed the snowman (do not know manufacturer - gifted to me) on an off white cardstock circle (3"). I added a bit of chalk to highlight the details - nose, hat, etc. I find it works best if you apply the chalk with the stencil in place - less mess. I added faux stitching to the outer edge with a micro tip marker. I layered him onto a scalloped circle (Nestibilities die) cut from green cardstock which had been embellished with clear glittered 3D paint. Coordinates nicely with the glitter on the decorative cardstock I used below him which features numbers and some cool colours - pink being one of them - so I added a pink paper ribbon just below the scalloped border which I punched (SU) on the upper edge. Added two snowflake embellishments. The large one features a micro mini white brad (M), an iridescent confetti snowflake, a fabric snowflake, a diecut snowflake all layered onto some tulle and attached to the front of the card with the brad. The upper one is a fiber snowflake layered over a confetti snowflake, also attached with a micro mini white brad.
I am super happy to be participating in the Christmas challenges because I will have my cards ready for next Christmas when it arrives and it will be the very first year in 20 years or more of cardmaking that MY cards will be ready when I need them!!!!
Thanks to the girls who are willing to make up the challenges and put them out there!!


  1. These turned out great! I love this color combo. Thanks for playin' along again this month! :0)

  2. Hey Therese

    Great cards. I love the embossed snowman and the snowflakes are cool


  3. I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this

  4. Awesome set of cards!!! Wow!!! Love that snowman!

    Thanks for participating in the CCAYR challenge last month! Be sure to check out the new challenge posted today!!!

  5. I love the embossed snowmen! Thanks for playing with us at CCAYR!


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