Hi and good morning!
Hmmm. . . I don't think today's card is the perfect depiction of "snow buddies" at all. Actually, I told my DH that this card had his name all over it, and he agreed!! If we ever live where it snows, I'm pretty sure I'll be in deep trouble. Ha!
I grin every time I look at this stamp set, and this week's sketch over at My Favorite Things seemed to be perfect for it. I flipped it and increased the length, which made it perfect for the image.
The stamps are from IO's Let It Snow and Alota Rubber Stamps (pine trees in various sizes). First off, I cut the banner using two layers of Dienamics Fishtail Flags Layers Stax, then I stamped the trees off first, either once or twice, before applying them to the image, which I first masked with copy paper. The snowflakes are also from the IO set. I used Copics for the small amount of coloring, and I applied white Puffies from The Rubber Cafe, topped with SU Dazzling Diamonds, to the individual snowballs to give them dimension. I applied the tiniest bit of DD to the snowflakes as well.
Look at the little guy. Doesn't he look pitiful? The additional snowflake is from the Dienamics Let It Snowflake die set and is covered with a blend of light blue Art Institute glitter and SU Dazzling Diamonds. I partially inked the sentiment stamp and popped it up on two oval diecuts, then I added three blue rhinestone brads to complete the card.
I enjoyed making this card all the way through and hope you've enjoyed looking at it. Here's to a lovely upcoming week, and hopefully we'll get some much-needed rain.
Oozak Challenge #8 - Winter Vibes
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #94 - Blue and White
Creative Card Crew #23 - Silver and Blue
CCEE#1245 - Use partial embossing folder (my background paper is only partially embossed though there are two pieces - does that count?)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #44 - Feeling Blue
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C162 - Favorite Christmas Carol (Let It Snow)
There She Goes TSG181 - Let It Snow
Christmas Card Challenge #50 - Snowmen
Delightful Challenges - Let It Delightfull Snow (snowflakes)
and as mentioned above...
My Favorite Things Sketch #97.