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Friday, January 11, 2013

Super Sparkly Snowman

Good Morning to You Crafty Friends!

I have finally taken the time to make a card for the thrill of the challenge and I intend to enter it into more than a few.  This also gets me started on next Christmas and helps me keep to one of my New Year's resolutions of being better prepared for the holidays.
This little guy is Edwin's Snowman.  I purchased him from auction a couple of months ago and have been chomping at the bit to play with him.  Isn't he just adorable? 
I heaped on the glitter and added pearls and rhinestones so it's very blingy.  I added lace and ribbons for a bit of that vintagy/shabby chic feel without having to ink the edges, though I did use embossing powder on them.
If you look closely, you can see that I stamped and embossed snowflakes at the edge of the oval.  This Jingle Jangle Snowflake stamp is from the 2012 Christmas Story Collection. 
 
Sketch Challenge
Color Inspiration
Here is a side view to get an idea of the layers.
 
Thank You so very much for visiting me today.  The supplies I've used are listed at the bottom of this post.  Your comments are always very much appreciated and I would love to get your feedback.  If you would like email updates of my posts, you can sign up on my sidebar.  Have a great day, and better tomorrows.
 
 ♥ Laura C.
 
Challenges:
 
Magnolia Down Under  Anything Goes
Magnolia-Licious  Color Challenge
Tilda's Town  Let It Snow...
Totally Tilda  Calendar
 7 Kids College Fund  White On White
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas  Santa Has Gone Into Hiding
Craft Your Passion  Vintage/Shabby Chic
Loves Rubber Stamps  Use Dies or Punches
Simon Says Stamp  Black, White and Splash of Color
That Craft Place  Snowy Christmas
 
Supplies:
 
Stamps/Images: Magnolia of Sweden (Edwin's Snowman, Jingle Jangle Snowflake) Studio G (December) Stampfairy (Jake Wintertime 2)
Inks: Copic Markers (N0, N2, N4, E70, E74, E79, Y21) Distress Ink (Scattered Straw) Memento (Tuxedo Black, London Fog)
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Recollections (Glitter Corrugated)
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals, Layered Poinsettia) Sizzix (Super Tag) Memory Box (Frosty Border) Martha Stewart (Alpine Snowflake) McGill (Mini Heart)
Misc: Ranger (Perfect Medium Pen, Holographic Embossing Powder) Versa Mark, Recollections (Snow Embossing Powder, Pearl Stickers, Gem Stickers) Laces & Ribbons

41 comments:

Christine said...

Gorgeous snowman calendar great design & embellies..sadly it dosent comply with the Totally Tilda chall you do need to use a Tilda image to enter..we look forward to seeing more of your stunning creations again soon..

Thanks for sharing Christine TT DT entry manager xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - love all the white and sparkle - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 106 - you could also enter this into my new CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. X

Colleen Holmes said...

Gorgeous snowman card! Love all the layers of white on white and the small pop of color!! Thank you for playing at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Good luck!! Hugz

Hazel said...

Glad to see your beautiful card entered for CHNC challenge extra for January too - hope to see you again soon. x

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous job - I love white on white. That little glow around his start is a fabulous touch too.
Thanx so much for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge.
xXx

Chris said...

Oh, I love what you created! The snowman is too cute. The colors are perfect for the challenge! The elements are wonderful as is the design! You did a really great job! Thank you so much for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!

XO,
Chris Christensen
Magnolia-licious Designer

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! Love the snowman. Great design and the calendar is a very creative addition. Thanks for joining us at 7 Kid College Fund Challenge.

Karen

Michelle said...

Lovely little snowman. And lots of details to look at.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
xxx Michelle

Hazel said...

Thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for January x

Laura Love said...

How gorgeous! I need to start my Christmas cards now too because otherwise I put them off and then only get one or two made!! I love all the sparkles in this and that snowman is the cutest!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Katie said...

Gorgeous card! I love the image and all the layering, perfect!
Thanks for joining in at the Magnolia-Licious challenge and we hope to see you again soon!

Loz said...

Stunning card and image Laura..loz

Nancee Purdum said...

I love it! I don't like to think about winter with snow and cold, but this card makes it seem beautiful! Love it. :) Nancee

Only By His Grace said...

Lovely snowman laura. Love the bling.
Hugs Maz

..Karen said...

Oh Laura, this is gorgeous! : )

Kelly Neis said...

Your snowman is so sweet and the whole card is wonderful.

Candy said...

Hi Laura,
Your card makes me cold just looking at it!
You have all of the necessary colours and is beautiful. Love all the decorations on it and it's thickness; also your sky is really awesome :o)
Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy
Magnolia-licious Designer

Dangina Martinez said...

Stunning! Love the all white and glam. Thank you so much for playing along with us here at Loves Rubber Stamps.
Good Luck & Hugs, Dangina DT

Marcy said...

Beautiful card! I love the white background and the cute snowman image. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubbertamps! :)

*~Patries~* said...

Heel lief kaartje

Bedankt voor je deelname bij IAMC

Veel liefs,
Patricia

mandy said...

thanks for youre lovely card iamc mandy

Anneke. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at DMCC.
Anneke.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute, love the snowman and the colors. The card design is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Marga50 said...

Wat een prachtige kaart heb je gemaakt, heerlijk wit. Bedankt voor je deelname bij IAMC. Groetjes Marga.

Christa said...

I love Edwin the snowman .... Your card is great ! Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town this week. Christa.

Cathy Lee said...

This is an adorable snowman, Laura. Love all the pretty frosty elements. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee
Magnolia-licious Designer

JAE613 said...

This just made me so sad that the holidays are over :( beautiful card, I love the glitter and pearl combination!

miriam said...

ik kende deze stempel van magnolia nog niet
hele mooie kaart
bedankt voor je deelname aan dmcc
gr miriam

Norma said...

Oh Laura, this is gorgeous. I just love white on white cards--one of my fave types of cards. Very adorable snowman. Love the layers and textures on your card. Beautiful embellishment and marvelous glitter.
Hugs,
Norma

cabio's craft corner said...

Aw, your card is so sweet Laura. Love the white scheme that makes the star pops nicely :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

cathylynn said...

Your card is fabulously gorgeous! I love the colors and the die cuts that you put together so cleverly. WOW great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Eve said...

Wat een mooie kaart. Groetjes Eve

Peggie said...

Pretty card. Love all the white and the embellishments.

Joy said...

So pretty and elegant with all that white.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Jingle said...

This is so very pretty! I love the sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Sheri said...

Boy oh boy...are you a smarty pants!!Already starting on next year's Christmas Cards!! I'm kind of jealous!;)
I love the icy cool feeling to the absolutely SWEET card Laura! Thank you so much for joining the Magnolia-licious Challenge! :)

Sheri Willshire
Magnolia-licious Designer

Kjersti said...

What a beautiful winter card Laura, love the white and the gorgeous snowflakes!
Thanks for joining in the sketch challenge at ATSC this time!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Tina Makuc said...

Gorgeous card Laura!!
Love all that white and the details are amazing..
Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week!!
Hugs, Tina

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful!!!!!!! Love the white on white with the cute little snowman!!

Thank you for sharing your ANYTHING GOES project with us at Magnolia-licious Highlites this month.
hugs.....

flossbite said...

What a stunning card, I love it! Thanks for joining in the monthly fun at CHNC! Hugs Fiona x

Tabitha Davis said...

I love snowman. That star on top makes me laugh. So cute:)
Tabitha's Designs
Great price digi paper:)

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