Tuesday, December 4, 2007

"Peace"-ful Snowman

I love sketch challenges because I probably wouldn't make any cards just for fun without them! Maria (Stampin' Inspirations and Card Inspired) always has lots of great sketches on her blog. This one is for day two of her blog candy challenge.

I used the designer paper I just won from Jenny (Stamping Moments) with some Blue Bayou as the base. I made it a 4 1/4" square card. After I adhered the snowflake paper across the bottom, I sponged Blue Bayou ink around it to blend it with the cardstock. I then layered some Whisper White and Blue Bayou on top (sponged with ink as well) with some double-stitched Blue Bayou ribbon. This was a different card for me because usually I stamp the focal image. But the snowmen on the designer paper were so cute, I cute one out and used him as the main image. I finished off by stamping "peace" from Everyday Flexible Phrases (at least there's some stamping on it!) on Whisper White and punching it out with my small oval punch. I sponged more ink on that before adhering it to the ribbon with a mini glue dot.

Here's a copy of Maria's sketch:


Deborah said...

Nice sketch and darling card! Deb

Anonymous said...

Great card...that cut out looks so cute! Glad you go to use a little of that DP. ;)

Maria said...

Awesome job Shannon on the sketch! Your card looks fabulous! That snowman is awfully cute!

Thank you for participating in my blog candy challenges! Good luck!


Candace said...

I love this card... the paper is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could find that here. I guess I'll have to have a look around next time I'm in the city! I've been stalking your blog, checking out all the awesome projects that you've been doing lately. It's funny, I think we must be thinking alike, because right around the time you were posting wrapping/gift bag ideas, I was sitting here altering gift bags!!! Then I realized that since most of our gifts will be shipped back to Newfoundland, I don't actually need the gift bags. So now they are displayed randomly around my craft room :-)
I'm changing my blogger of the week today and thank you... you gave me the lead on the new blogger!!
Hope that you and your family are having fun with Christmas preps. I can't believe your tree looks that great and the kids decorated! You should have seen what Aiden was doing with ours!!

take care, chat again soon

My Paper World said...

So cute! Love that little snowman!

Jenn D said...

What a cute little snowman!

Rochelle W said...

Your card is sooooo cute.