Friday, November 30, 2007

A sweet lil snowman!


I finally decided the lil snowman card is done. I decided yesterday to participate in the metallic challenge over at SCS. I didn't have any metallic paper, so I started with aluminum flashing. Yep ya heard me girls. Go to home depot and buy up their flashing. It is great in your stamping! Hee hee especially if you have a cuttlebug and nestabilities. I put my flashing through my snowflake embossing folder and then cut it out with my scallop circle nestabilities die. I would try to find a little thinner flashing next time as I had to run it through a few times to cut the flashing. I had to coax it out of its little cutout a bit. I layered a piece of white behind it with some sponging to highlight it. I stamped my cold play snowman in basic gray and water colored him with some soft sky to give him some shading. I used stickles to make him shine! He is so sparklie! I love sparklie snowmen. The little flower on his hat is from my new time well spent set! I stamped it in soft sky and added stickles to the center for glitz! His scarf is stamped with chocolate chip craft ink and then heated to set. I used my glue pen to line the white stripes and then dumped dazzling diamonds glitter on it for more shine. His buttons are the little self adhesive pearls from Ellen Hutson's store. I love those things. All my snowflakes were punched from various snowflake punches and then I added stickles to them cause we all know snow sparkles! ;) I used a 5 1/4" square base in soft sky for the card. I stamped snowflakes on it with soft sky and put stickles in the centers. I scalloped the right edge with my create-a-cut and then paper pierced down the side. I used my signo white gel pen to create the faux stitching effect. To finish it off I used the yummy chocolate chip satin ribbon from the fall mini! This stuff is to die for girls! I added a piece of fiber to my knot and finished it with another punched, stickled and pearled snowflake. This card really sparkles. That to me what winter is all about. Enjoy him and have fun getting ready for Christmas. I am listening to my new Marie Osmond Christmas album and I am really getting into the spirit!

18 comments:

Lorraine said...

Hi Lesa, thanks for visiting me. I love this card and the flashing. What a great job and such a wonderful idea! I've added you to my sbs list. now, i'm off to read more of your posts!

Gina said...

Love the flower on the snowmans hat! Love your blog! Just saying hi from one SBSer to another! :) Can't wait to get to know you better!

Tina said...

A lovely idea and wonderful work!

Greetz from a SBS2er to a SBS1er!

Michelle said...

Lesa, your snowman is adorable! I love the way you made the metal piece. So gorgeous!

Velta said...

Geez, this is such a wonderful card. What a great idea about the flashing...I am really impressed with your work Lesa...and your teaching all of the SBS's good ideas :)

Stampin' Meg said...

Is the flashing sharp?
This card is just the cutest thing!

Lovetostamp6 said...

Super cute card Lesa, Jennifer :)

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GinaP said...

ooh, i love this card!!!! That embossing is awesome with the snowman. Great job!!!!!

Marilyn said...

Wowsers! Love this card - and your site!! Getting my new cuttlebug in the mail tomorrow and I can't wait!!

RockyMountainStamper said...

GREAT idea to use the flashing! My DH would luv this!! Super super cute. TFS!

laos348 said...

That is a fantastic idea with the flashing - very clever to think of that! And the card is very cute.

All Pink girl said...

Great card love the snowman ,Dawnx

Stacy said...

Very cute! I need to head to Home Depot!

Gabby said...

That's what I call a snowman with a bite!!! Or maybe a cut...lol. He is ADORABLE and I love him! HI SISTER!!!! :)

Lori J said...

I love the cb'd metalic paper. Great card. :0)

Niki said...

Very cool! Love the colors and the metal embellshments!

AnnMarie said...

Hiya Lesa! What a great card! I love anything snowman!! You did a really beautiful job!

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