Monday, December 10, 2007

Frosty's Last Chance!

I'm a little sad that Frosty is on the retiring list - he's a cutie! I thought I'd make some cards with him while I still can.

This year for my Christmas cards, I didn't make all of my cards the same. Since I'm sending over a hundred cards out, I thought I'd get pretty bored if I made a hundred of the same card! So I chose a few favourites and made twenty of each. Plus, I'm going to use all my sample cards as well, so there will be a big mish-mash of cards out there from me.

This is one of the cards that I made a bunch of to send out. I'm really into blues this year for my Christmas cards, so I dipped into my blog candy winnings again (see this post) for this snowflake paper.

I used Whisper White as the base since it's easier to write in than Blue Bayou, which was my other choice. I stamped the swirls in Blue Bayou all over the card base, then I adhered a strip of the designer paper across the bottom. I stamped Frosty on some Whisper White and coloured him in with my aqua painters (I used Blue Bayou and Wild Wasabi ink for this). For the nose and berry, I used my Stampin' Write markers (Apricot Appeal and Real Red). Then I adhered this to some Blue Bayou cardstock and sponged Blue Bayou ink all around the edges. I finished it off with some double-stitched ribbon, then adhered the whole thing to the card.

Stay tuned tomorrow - I made some altered notebooks as gifts for people, and since I'm giving them the notebooks tomorrow, I can post them after that!

6 comments:

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Yeah, Shannon...Im with you about old Frosty here; I too will miss him! I am doing just like you, making several designs of cards( so as not to get bored!)...and also ones from my design board...need to make way for 2008! Thanks so much for the wonderful LAST CHANCE view of Frosty...beeeeeeefore he melts away!

My Paper World said...

He really is a cutie! such a sweet card!

Deborah said...

Love this retiring Frosty! Your card is adorable! My goodness a 100 cards! Holy cow! Now you are one busy card elf! Have fun! Happy holidays! Deb

Tracy.H said...

Great card! I always love Frosty. 100 cards!!! Wow! When do you start??

Amy G. said...

This is a cute one! I don't have this set, but always liked it. Can't believe you send out that many cards...wow! I'll have a mish mash of cards to send too...if I can ever get them ready. ;)

dd2njoy said...

Isn't he a darling!!! I love him!
Great colors!!