Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Very Merry- Flaky Friends

Hi Stampers!
I created this card for The Paper Players PP23 Snowman Challenge (see http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/ ) and the sketch challenge SSC176 from Stamping 411 with the Operators (see http://www.stamping411.blogspot.com/ ).   Both of their Design Teams have wonderful samples and all of the entries are so inspiring as well.

I did not have a current Stampin’ Up! snowman stamp so I chose one of my favorite snowmen images from the retired set Flaky Friends.  I decided to create a card using colors that may not be considered a normal color palette for snowmen, but I had fun playing:-)

I first stamped the image on Whisper White with Basic Black Classic Ink and colored the image with the watercolor technique using the Blender Pen and the various Classic Ink Pads. 

After watercoloring, I distressed the image with Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink using Sponge Daubers and I also “spritzed” the card using a Soft Suede Marker and the Color Spritzer Tool. 

I mounted the focal image onto Whisper White and again on Rich Razzleberry.  I found a previous embossed piece of Crumb Cake and after layering the ribbon, added a few snowflakes with rhinestones. 

After mounting all of the elements, I sprayed the entire card with Frost White Shimmer Paint spray.   Since the snowflakes seemed to compete with the bow (and made the card looked too busy), I decided to modify the sketch slightly and did not add the bow. 

Stamp Sets:  Short & Sweet, Flaky Friends (retired)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Basic Black, Crushed Concord, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Peach Parfait, Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press EF, 5/8” White Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Snowflake and Curly Label Punch, Sponge Daubers, Color Spritzer Tool, Soft Suede SU! Marker

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you enjoy this card!

10 comments:

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Julie!
This is really a neat card. I like the Razzleberry Sponging on the sides and of course the embossing is always a nice touch!!
Hugs!
Lesley
The Paper Players

Terry & Kim said...

Cute card! I think Flaky Friends was the first snowman set I owned. I loved it!

Terry

Kerin said...

Flaky Friends has always been a favorite of mine, and you've done a fabulous job with it here! Love the sponging and the snowflakes too!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Color and design are fabulous with just the right touch of shading.

Selene Kempton said...

They are just fantastic! I love your color scheme.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love this one!! Love those snowmen too!!

Anne Marie said...

This is one of my favorite retired snowman sets! Love the embossed background and the shimmer. Your kitty pictures on your sidebar are SO cute, too! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players! :)

Connie Babbert said...

Fun card, Julie! I have always loved that set and snowmen are my favorites!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I love the colors and the texture. Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week

gbarron56 said...

Julie -- you amaze me each week with your creativity. this card is so beautiful and cute at the same time. Love the snowflakes and the colors you chose! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411. Blessings, Gretchen

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