Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Snowman Card


This was more like a typical spring day around here with temperatures getting close to70ºF but very strong winds during the day and a rain shower after supper. I had to go to the periodontist today to get the aging gums cleaned. Not a fun thing to do but necessary. We always enjoy a Chinese buffet lunch first (I take a toothbrush with me) and today we had a short time to fill so I wandered into a Michaels store and found a 6 drawer unit on sale for $39.00. The drawers are the removable plastic ones that Michael’s sells individually for $9.99 full price, but quite often on sale. So seeing as the unit came with 6 of them, I thought $39.00 was pretty darn good price so I bought one…..and I didn’t even get an eye roll from hubby. I have a ton of scrapbooking paper that I bought at the thrift store (too good of a price and too nice of paper to leave there) and I really needed to have more storage. Seeing I have 65+ years of scrapbooking to do, I will need a lot of paper. So overall, not a bad day.

Before we left for my appointment I was able to finish up a couple of cards as well. One of them was for the Merry Monday challenge that encourages people to make a Christmas card each week all year and although I don’t always get one done, I did this week. This week’s challenge was to make a Christmas card featuring a snowman. Here’s my snowman card.

 
I made the card base from the light blue cardstock with the fold at the top. The white cardstock was run through the Stampin’ Up snowflake embossing folder and then I stamped the snowman with black ink and coloured in some of the image with Tombow markers. Then I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink around the middle and just hitting some of the snowflakes and then used Broken China Distress ink to go around the outside edges. Once it was glued to the card base, all I had to do was added some blue rhinestones.

Getting close to another weekend!

 Cheers

Violet

 

 

 

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Such a sweet card, Violet! Love the embossed snowflakes and your cute snowman! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love your sponging - really brings the card to life. Really pretty Violet! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Bonnie said...

I love your sponging and coloring on this, Violet! And this snowman is delightful! Thanks for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

Katie Melhus said...

Your snowman image is just lovely :) And so nicely colored, too! Thanks for joining in this week at Merry Monday!

LeAnne said...

What a sweet little snowman you've created....love him on the embossed background too! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at Merry Monday!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Beautiful! I love the inked background with the embossed snowflakes. The gems are the perfect compliment.

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